13 Apr 2010

Ryan Nelsen returns to help Blackburn draw with Manchester United

6:29 am on 13 April 2010

The New Zealand football captain Ryan Nelsen was back on the pitch for his English Premier League side Blackburn Rovers , helping them to a nil all draw against title contenders Manchester United.

Nelsen played for an hour after coming off the reserves bench, having been sidelined for the past six weeks with a knee injury.

A win would have put United ahead of Chelsea in the title race, but the London club now leads leads by a point with a game in hand.

Manchester City strengthened its hold on fourth and a place in the European Champions League with a 5-1 win over Birmingham.