20 Oct 2010

Samba sent off as Blackburn hang on against Sunderland

5:30 am on 20 October 2010

Injured All Whites captain Ryan Nelsen sat out Tuesday's nil-all draw between his 10-man Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland at Ewood Park.

Blackburn's new captain, the defender Christopher Samba, was shown a red card just before half-time but the hosts hung on for the point in a desperately disappointing game.

It's Sunderland's fifth straight Premier League draw and sixth in eight Premier League matches.

Both sides remain in the bottom half of the table with nine points.