Blackburn Rovers get their first win under Appleton

Blackburn Rovers get their first win under Appleton

Blackburn RoversBlackburn Rovers’ newly appointed manager, Micheal Appleton, finally got his first win as his side won 3-0 against Derby County to make the last 16 of the FA Cup.

Appleton, who took charge of the team early this month, had a unimpressive start as his team lost to Charlton and managed a 1-1 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Playing in Pride Park, the home of Derby County, Blackburn gave an inspired performance, taking a 1-0 lead in the first half via a Colin Kazim-Richards goal. In the second half, goals from Scott Dann and Jordan Rhodes made it a confortable 3-0 victory for the Rovers.

Interestingly, Blackburn Rovers is the 3rd team for which Micheal Appleton has been in charge for FA Cup 2012-13. Earlier in November, he was with Portsmouth which lost 0-2 against Notts County. Later when he joined Blackpool, his team drew against Fulham 1-1 (In the replay, Fulham won but Appleton had already left for Rovers by that time).



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