Hughes Pleased With Rampant Rovers
Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes was pleased with another Rovers win, although he admits he was surprised at how "rampant" Rovers were in the first half against Reading on Saturday.
Hughes told Sky Sports: "To be three goals up at half-time is something of a rarity for me, I don't think I have had the experience of going in at half-time 3-0 up, but I quite enjoyed it."
Goals from Benni McCarthy, Roque Santa Cruz (who was able to make a miraculous recovery from injury) and Tugay with what looked a screamer, however, Reading goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann probably could and should have done better, saw Rovers in 3-0 lead at half time. McCarthy added a fourth from the penalty spot in the second half as Rovers ran out eventual 4-2 winners, something that delighted Hughes.
He added: "I thought we were excellent in the first half. Some of our play was really inventive, certainly in the final third.
"Our interplay, our rotation of positions and the way we moved the ball quickly gave Reading a real problem at times and I thought they found it hard to cope at times."
"We were never in danger of losing the game."
The one down side for Sparky though was the fact that two goals were conceded, but even then he couldn't really have been that unhappy as the result was never in doubt was it.
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