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Performance of the week

21 February 2013

The FA Cup away win over Arsenal earns Rovers the accolade.

The League Managers Association five-man Performance of the Week panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry, were in agreement that this week, the F&C Investments Performance of the Week Award should go to Blackburn Rovers following their excellent 1-0 away win against Arsenal in The FA Cup on Saturday 16 February 2013.  

Blackburn manager Michael Appleton will receive a specially engraved crystal football in a presentation to commemorate the award.

Rovers won their first F&C Investments Performance of the Week Award of the season with an impressive win at The Emirates.

Colin Kazim-Richards was the match winner as his late goal stunned Arsenal as Blackburn reached the FA Cup quarter-finals where they will face Millwall next month.

After the match, Appleton was full of praise for his players and hailed Kazim-Richards: "Colin Kazim-Richards has been fantastic for the last five games and has played in a couple of different roles.

"I am delighted he got the reward for all of his work, it was not his greatest of strikes, but I think he was just trying not to welly it into Row Z and got the bit of luck he deserved.

"I had a brief stint at Blackpool when I ended up with a 1-1 draw at Fulham in the last round, then was lucky enough to win at Derby, but this is the icing at the top of the cake."