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Manchester United: Five Ewood Park failures

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Those who believe Manchester United have one hand on the Premier League title after neighbours Manchester City only drew with Sunderland on Sunderland, need a reminder of United's previous problems at Ewood Park, where they visit on Monday night.

Dropped points at Blackburn Rovers has often coincided with United falling short in their attempts to claim the title, therefore tonight's result could provide a major indicator as to the reigning Champions' chances to reclaiming their title.

To jog the memory, GMF has looked at five occasions Rovers have helped deny United winning the domestic title, ahead of Monday's night crucial encounter.
 

Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Manchester United
22 August 2001

With the season in full swing, Blackburn almost caught United short. Ryan Giggs' opener was cancelled out by David Beckham's own goal, before United old boy Keith Gillespie's screamer looked set to condemn United to defeat. But Beckham's quick thinking from a free-kick salvage a late point.
 

Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Manchester United
30 April 2004

A drab encounter was settled five minutes from time as John Stead popped up with the winner from Paul Gallacher's assist, to help gift the title to Chelsea as United's drought without the league title continued.

A United side which included Eric Djemba-Djemba, Kleberson and David Bellion made little progress thereafter before Sir Alex Ferguson formed another title winning team.
 

Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Manchester United
27 August 2004

Paul Dickov capitalised on some poor United defending to hammer home early on, a strike made all the more sweet given his previous spell with Manchester City.

But United, who had begun the season in indifferent form, equalised in stoppage time, as Alan Smith fired into the roof of the net.
 

Blackburn Rovers 4-3 Manchester United
31 January 2006

David Bentley scored the first hat-trick against United in Premier League history as Chelsea continued to pull away at the top.

After two simple finishes, and Lucas Neil's penalty gave the hosts a 3-1 lead, Bentley smashed in a brilliant fourth to all but seal victory, despite two late Ruud van Nistelrooy goals.
 

Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Manchester United
1 April 2010

A result that eventually proved pivotal in the tittle race, as United finish a point behind Chelsea in 2010.

United were unable to force their way through, without Wayne Rooney, with a lethargic Dimitar Berbatov spurning a number of opportunities.

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