No easy task for Blackburn Rovers

PUBLISHED : Friday, 21 November, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 21 November, 2003, 12:00am

This weekend's live football on TV includes Manchester United at home to strugglers Blackburn Rovers in an early 8.30pm kick-off (Hong Kong time).

United emerged triumphant at Anfield in their last outing, beating Liverpool 2-1. Both United's goals came from Ryan Giggs.

Blackburn ended a dismal five-game losing streak when they beat Everton 2-1 in their last outing. Rovers' goals came from Markus Babbel and ex-United favourite Dwight Yorke.

Yorke and another another former Red Devil, Andy Cole, would like nothing better than to score against their old team.

Elsewhere, undefeated leaders Arsenal face a tricky trip to high-flying Birmingham City. Last time out the Gunners won their north London derby, coming from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 with goals from Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg.

League top scorers Chelsea are at Southampton. In their past two games, Chelsea destroyed Newcastle 5-0 at home, and Lazio 4-0 in Italy.

In Sunday night action, Tottenham are at home to Aston Villa.