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Rovers Rewind: Benni's Boxing Day delivery!

With no live football at present, we've selected another classic clash to show in full on YouTube!

2 June 2020

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With the Championship season postponed until later this month, we will be showing another classic clash from the archives so you can get your football fix during these difficult times.

Next up, we have selected the 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Ewood Park from Decembet 2006.

We will be showing the memorable match in full on our YouTube channel from 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

Fans may remember Benni McCarthy being the match-winner on Boxing Day of 2006, with the South African hitman finishing off a fine flowing move.

Rovers showed their grit and determination on the day, with Brad Friedel pulling off a string of stops to preserve Rovers' advantage and earn a clean sheet.

The American was also indebted to his post, which stopped Liverpool's Spanish schemer Xabi Alonso from equalising late on.

And there was plenty of praise to come Brad's way post-match in Mark Hughes' press conference.

"Brad Friedel was magnificent - he made some crucial saves, commanded the box and was an inspiration to everyone in front of him," the manager reflected.

"I think everybody grew because of his presence on the field."

To tune in and enjoy it all over again, click here, and don't forget to subscribe!

This week's match follows the re-runs of games against Burnley (April 2001), Leeds United (October 2018), West Ham United (October 2001), Fulham (April 2004), Tottenham Hotspur (February 2002), Manchester United (September 2005), Wigan Athletic (December 2005), Doncaster Rovers (April 2018), Manchester United (February 2006), Preston North End (May 2001), Oxford United (May 2018), Newcastle United (May 1995), Liverpool (May 1995), Chelsea (December 2009), Leicester City (May 1992) and Burnley (October 2009) which have all proved popular with supporters.

With the current quarantine due to the Coronavirus crisis set to continue, we will be showing a series of standout victories from years gone by to help keep fans and families entertained during lockdown.

We hope you enjoy!


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