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Steve Evans proud of Blackburn Rovers scalp

1 October 2014

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans hailed his side's 2-0 victory over Blackburn as good as any result he has achieved whilst in charge of the club.

Evans has presided over a golden spell at the New York Stadium, leading the Millers from League 2 to the Championship, and they hit new heights on Tuesday night, seeing off the former Premier League champions with a rousing display.

They were helped by an early goal as Kari Arnason tucked home a loose ball in just the fifth minute and fortune was on their side 25 minutes later when Jason Steele's clearance clattered into the legs of Luciano Becchio and into the net to double the lead.

That was enough to seal a first win in six games and Evans was left purring.

"It was a performance that had many aspects to it and it continued from the last few weeks, we played some excellent football," he said. "I was proud of them.

"We are still adjusting to a fantastic league, we have beaten the former Premier League champions, it matches any good result we have ever had here.

"The first half was special, it was a shame it couldn't have ended at half-time because it was that good.

"When you beat a team of the stature of Blackburn Rovers you have to be proud.

"We knew a win was around the corner and the corner has come and now we prepare for a trip to the league leaders."

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