Date: 15th September 2014 at 12:46pm
Written by:

Blackburn Rovers roared back from a goal down to secure a superb 3-1 win against Wigan Athletic at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon.

Rovers survived a penalty award, which Gary Bowyer was less than impressed with as he felt that Callum McManaman was “looking” for this when it was awarded against Alex Baptiste. Justice was done though with Ivan Ramis blazing over.

Wigan took the lead in the second half as a flurry of goals came, James Perch volleyed them ahead before a stunning Ben Marshall strike from twenty-five yards and then a Jordan Rhodes goal saw us come from behind to lead. Marshall curled home another stunner to make sure we won.

Bowyer felt that we showed great character to come back from a goal down in what he thought was “one hell of a game” with our relatively young side continuing to grow all the time.

The Rovers Manager said: “I thought it was a hell of a good game. Two very good teams having a right good go at each other. We’re disappointed with the award of the penalty. If you look at it again, you see what happens.

“The way that we responded was good and obviously we were disappointed with the manner of the goal but again the character of them, they’re a young team. They are learning all the time and getting better and I think you saw that.


Consistency is the key for us now, we’ve got to find this and we’ll do that if we’re able to keep it tight defensively as I’m always confident that we’ve got enough in us to score goals.

However, lets not underestimate that this was a very good win against a very good Wigan side.

Join The Vital Debate