Date: 5th January 2017 at 12:21pm
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Charlie Mulgrew has managed two goals for Blackburn since his arrival at Ewood Park last summer. Both have come against Newcastle with them proving to be winning goals for Rovers in 1-0 victories.

He followed up his winner at St James’ Park in November with the only goal at Ewood Park on Monday – most amazingly this goal came roughly around the same time as his winner at Newcastle last year.

Mulgrew was obviously delighted to score on a personal level but knows the win was the main thing.

He told the Official Website.

‘It is unbelievable. Somebody has said that it was within a minute of the last goal as well. I was delighted to see it go in, I was always going to go goalkeeper’s side as it was too close to get it up and over. To see it hit the net, the feeling was unreal. But the most important thing is that we stuck it as a team. We showed a great team sprit and the fans got behind us. They had one or two chances in the first half, but in past games we’ve played we’ve given away much more than that so we are delighted.’

Having drawn with Huddersfield to end the year – when Blackburn were denied by an added time leveller – Mulgrew said a win would have made that point an even better one.

Which is how it worked out. However, Mulgrew also admitted some decisions went our way.

‘It was a start at Huddersfield and today we knew that we’d make it a good point if we got a result. We’ve got that result and I’m delighted. There are no excuses for us now, we can’t be a hard luck story, it is up to us to do it and make our own luck. We’ve done that today, a couple of decisions went our way and rightly so.’

The fight shown against Newcastle is something the Scottish international finished by saying he’s looking to be replicated in all games going forward.

‘We are delighted with the result, everyone of the boys fought hard and got in their positions, it is a clean sheet but it isn’t just credit to the back four but the whole team. We looked more solid as a team. It has to be like that in every match now, we’ve got to go into every match and look to fight to the end, that is what it has to be, that is the minimum requirement.’

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