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Allardyce relishes great day
27 Sep 2009 - 16:07:38
Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce was delighted with his side's late winner in a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Ewood Park.
The win was only Rovers' second of the new Premier League season and came against the odds after Vince Grella had been sent off midway through the second half.
Allardyce said after the win: "I would have been happy with a draw, but I'm glad to say my players weren't. They started attacking and we got what we deserved.
"I'm delighted at the way we kicked on after going an early goal behind from such a sloppy piece of defending. But it only knocked us back for a bit.
"We came storming back and Morten Gamst Pedersen had a good chance and we got our well-deserved equaliser.
"You rarely come back from behind to beat a top four or five team and we have done it in the last half hour and with ten men.
"It's a day I'll remember for a long time. It's a great day - days like this are what I do this job for."