Carroll saves Liverpools blushes

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Updated: April 11, 2012

Liverpool’s third-choice goalkeeper Brad Jones found himself thrust into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons but Andy Carroll ensured he was not alone as the striker snatched a stoppage-time winner.

Alexander Doni, deputising for the suspended Jose Reina, was sent off midway through the first half, meaning Jones had to make his Premier League debut just four days before the club’s FA Cup semi-final against Everton.

Liverpool looked to be cruising to victory after goals from Maxi Rodriguez fired them into a 2-0 lead early on, however the red card prooved to be the turning point as a Yakubu brace got Blackburn right back in the game.