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    2011/12 Man Of The Match: Rovers v Arsenal


    Hughesy

    Finally a win for Rovers, with a 4-3 victory over Arsenal at Ewood. An end-to-end game, in which Arsenal twice led, finished with Rovers claiming victory in a tight, nerve-jangling finale.

    The game saw Yakubu make his debut, and what a start to his Rovers career. Two goals in his first game, the first a finish of the highest quality, showing why he was once a feared Premier League striker. Can he regain that reputation? Have Everton slipped up letting him go so cheap? Here's hoping!

    With his match-winning display Yakubu secured the BRFCS Man of the Match award on his debut, taking 39% of the vote, ahead of Paul Robinson, who took 29%. Robinson made several key saves late on in the game, which helped Rovers to 3 points, although he also very nearly did give away a penalty to Walcott late on.

    Another player deserving of a mention has to be Jason Lowe, who got 13% of the vote in his full debut, most of which was spent out of position at right back. Hopefully we can see him progress from here.

    Check out the Man of the Match vote in the Rovers v Arsenal man of the match poll thread.

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