Date:Sunday January 27 2008
Blackburn Rovers picked up a point in the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday but manager Mark Hughes wasn't happy as he felt we deserved all three.
Having taken the lead through Roque Santa Cruz (when he poached to follow up) Rovers were pegged backed at Villa Park by Ashley Young who converted a free kick a little over ten minutes later, which left the scores at 1-1 but Hughes felt we deserved to win.
Hughes said: "I thought our performance merited three points today.
"It's a difficult place to come obviously. They like to throw balls in the box and they've got huge quality from the set pieces.
"In the general play we were the better team but they're a big, strong, powerful side and you have to match them on that respect."
Sparky was also aggrieved at the Villa free kick which led to their equaliser as he felt there was little contact and Gabriel Agbonlahor was "looking for a free kick".
He added: "I had a quick look and I don't think there was any great contact,' he added.
"On the edge of the box they're looking for set plays and obviously looking for the free-kick. It was a great free-kick from the lad."
Before any goal was scored Rovers DID have a chance to take the lead when Nigel Reo-Coker fouled Matt Derbyshire. The England Under-21 International striker picked himself up to take the penalty but this was saved by Scott Carson. Most the time a player fouled will not take a penalty but Sparky didn't have any problem with Derbyshire taking it even though he had it saved.
Sparky also said "I think he just grabbed the ball and fair play to him.
"We'd have preferred if he'd have put it away but we'll get over that."
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Date:Sunday January 27 2008
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