Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal, 12 October 1996

Score2-0 to Arsenal
RefereeSteve Dunn
CompetitionPremier League
VenueEwood Park
Attendance24,303

0 Blackburn Rovers

Manager: Ray Harford

2 Arsenal

Manager: Arsene Wenger

Goals:

Goals:

Ian Wright 3 G
Ian Wright 51 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Tim Flowers
Defender Henning Berg
Defender Jeff Kenna
Defender Nicky Marker
Defender/Forward Chris Sutton
Defender/Left back Gary Croft
Midfielder Lars Bohinen
Midfielder Tim Sherwood
Midfielder Jason Wilcox
Forward James Beattie
Forward George Donis

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David Seaman
Defender/Right back Lee Dixon
Defender Tony Adams
Defender Steve Bould
Defender/Centre back Martin Keown
Defender/Left back Nigel Winterburn
Midfielder Paul Merson
Midfielder David Platt
Midfielder Patrick Vieira
Forward John Hartson
Forward Ian Wright

Substitutions:

Stuart Ripley for George Donis 64
Niklas Gudmundsson for Jason Wilcox 75

Substitutions:

Ray Parlour for John Hartson 85

Cards:

Cards:

John Hartson Y
Martin Keown Y

On the bench:

Midfielder Stuart Ripley

On the bench:

Midfielder Ray Parlour

Comments:

This was Arsene Wenger's first game in charge of Arsenal.