Michael Obafemi scored the only goal of the game to help Swansea produce one of the upset football results of the weekend in the Championship. Obafemi opened the scoring in the 16th minute before Ryan Manning was sent off in the 53rd minute. Despite being down to 10-men they managed to see off the remaining time to help them only to their second win in the last 10 games.
Swansea head coach Russell Martin: “I think it was a huge win, because it is against a really good team competing at the top of the league. I really liked the first half, a few scary moments, but that is to be expected. I thought we looked quite dangerous, we didn’t make the most when we beat the press, but when we showed real composure I really enjoyed it. The second half was obviously totally different after the red card, we didn’t start the half well at all, made too many mistakes.”
Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray: “Yeah it feels like a missed opportunity, it felt like we were young and naive. We should have scored a couple of goals in the first half. We had not really prepared to play against a deep block. We had done a lot of work on how we were going to nick the ball and where we were going to break into the spaces and create chances to win a game off the back of that. Then the game completely changed and we were trying to find a way to break down a deep block of bodies in front of their goal.”
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