Blackburn Rovers were responsible for the highest-scoring football scores of the weekend as they smashed Cardiff City 5-1 on the weekend in the Championship. Ben Brereton Diaz scored his first hattrick for the club as the hosts ran riot at Ewood Park. They were on fire in the first half as they scored three goals courtesy of Sam Gallagher and a brace from Brereton. Tyrhys Dolan helped himself to a goal before Brereton completed his hattrick from the penalty spot in the 90th minute. Sean Morrison scored a consolation goal for the visitors.
Blackburn’s Tony Mowbray: “The starting point is his work rate. Strikers obviously always get the glory of scoring goals but he’s a kid who works his socks off for this team, up and down, up and down. He’s not playing down the middle, he’s not the Adam Armstrong center-forward who is there to finish things off. He’s working extraordinarily hard tracking full-backs – or wing-backs as it was today. So the physical output has been amazing really.”
Cardiff’s Mick McCarthy: “We started the game well in the first 20-25 minutes and had the best chances. I was really pleased. Their goal was offside. That does happen in the game, but what we can’t do is capitulate as we did.” he added. “It sounds like an excuse but he’s offside. It gives them momentum and puts us on the back foot, but what we can’t do is concede again. That could have been avoided, – and then the third goal at half-time could have been avoided as well, and the game has run away from us.”
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