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Rovers Rewind: A premier promotion secured!

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

25 May 2020

With the Championship season postponed until further notice, 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 1992 Division Two play-off final against Leicester City, when Rovers booked their place in the newly-formed Premiership courtesy of a 1-0 Wembley win.

We will be showing the game in full on our YouTube channel from 7pm tonight (Monday May 25th) … 28 years to the day since the memorable match took place!

Despite a disastrous run-in to the 1991-92 campaign, Kenny Dalglish’s side managed to secure a sixth-place finish in Division 2.

After defeating Derby County 5-4 on aggregate at the semi-final stage, Rovers faced the Foxes in the final, with Dalglish asking Tony Parkes to lead the team out at Wembley in recognition of his loyal long service.

The only goal of the game came on the stroke of half-time, as David Speedie – who scored a final day hat-trick against Plymouth Argyle to secure Rovers’ place in the play-offs – was brought down in the box and Mike Newell made no mistake from the spot.

Newell missed a second spot-kick in the second half, following a foul on Mark Atkins by Leicester keeper Carl Muggleton, but Rovers saw the game out to ensure top-flight football returned to Ewood Park for the first time in 26 years.

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

Tonight’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) and Chelsea (December 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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