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Hughes Pleased With Rovers Win

Hughes Pleased With Rovers Win

Blackburn Rovers comfortably overcame Birmingham City 3-0 in the Carling Cup on Wednesday Evening (a win that halted a run of back-to-back defeats) a victory that pleased manager Mark Hughes.

Hughes made a few changes, but not sweeping changes mind as those that came in are still VERY much first team players, if not regulars, however, Martin Olsson came in for his full debut playing 78 minutes before first choice left-back Stephen Warnock replaced him, but the Swede showed that he is a more than able deputy.

Hughes told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website: "I thought we were excellent.

"I thought our general play, the quality of our passing and movement, the way we circulated the ball was first class.

"We could have won even more comfortably but I think it was all to do with our attitude.

"We tried a few things this evening, a little bit different from our normal approach to games and I think it worked. We obviously have won the game and we scored goals, so we're delighted with that.
"

Rovers had to wait until a little after the hour to break through, but were always in control and eventually came through 3-0 winners to book a place in the fourth round draw (being made on Saturday) thanks to goals from David Bentley, a corker from 25-yards, a penalty from Matt Derbyshire, who chased the ball at full speed to ensure he took the spot kick and a trademark header from Roque Santa Cruz.


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Writer:Walker
Date:Thursday September 27 2007
Time: 10:41AM

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A case of JOB DONE wasn't it.
It was very pleasing to see the baron run come to an end and the real Rovers stand up to be counted. Superb goal from Bents wasn't it.
Hughes Da Man
27/09/2007 10:43:00
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Never have I seen my side shooting so many times on goal. Could have been 6/5-0 on a different day. Birmingham's side is rather "easy to beat". Now I understand why we let Danns, Johnson and Taylor leave...
IsraeliRover
27/09/2007 14:09:00
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Yeah good performance from the lads, dominating through out. Apologies though guys for lack of preview and report. Just as Rovers return to form as will I after a brief injury set-back!
roversman
27/09/2007 15:47:00
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Good stuff in the end. It was effectively Birmingham reserves so its nothing to get carried away with... but you can only beat what was in front of you and I thought Olsson was tremendous.
MikeyGamst
28/09/2007 10:24:00
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Martin Olsson proves that he is another option to use isnt he, this kid will be a star.
Hughes Da Man
28/09/2007 11:02:00
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good to stop the rot so to speak but as mikey says nothing to get carried away with at least we beat them cos it would be a whole other story had we failed to!
durks de rover
28/09/2007 11:36:00
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Well I think you hve earned a TOUCHE! as well dude.
Hughes Da Man
30/09/2007 13:37:00
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