McDonald: A deserved victory

Blackburn Rovers' assistant manager Neil McDonald was delighted with his side's performance in their Carling Cup quarter-final victory over Chelsea at Ewood Park.

Rovers eventually saw off the Premier League leaders 4-3 in a penalty shootout, with a thrilling game having ended 3-3 after extra-time.

Afterwards, McDonald, again standing in for the absent Sam Allardyce, told the club's official website:"I thought we really deserved the victory.

"We took the lead and played really well, but then they put their big gun (Didier Drogba) on, which we had talked about and he scores straight away.

"But I thought we fully deserved to go through and it is a fantastic result for everybody.

"We didn't hit the target to kill the game off, we should have been more clinical, but we are through, we'll take it and we are very, very happy.

"We matched them up like for like in midfield and tried to stop their flow of play which I think we did at times.

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"hat worked to a certain extent, then we counter-attacked and we got players forward which was great. If we had used the ball a little bit better against their ten men at the end we could have killed the game off."

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