Ben Brereton Diaz scored a brace to help Blackburn Rovers to one of the emphatic football results of the Championship. The hosts dominated the first half and scored three goals in quick succession to seal the game. Harry Pickering opened the scoring in the 16th minute before Brereton Diaz scored his first of the game in the 35th minute. Darragh Lenihan put them further ahead just before halftime before Diaz scored his second of the game on the hour mark. Blackburn reduced the gap between them and the playoff places to just one point.

Managers Reaction

Blackburn’s Tony Mowbray: “I think it was important that we got the intensity right, that we got the adrenaline levels right. It was a game that if you don’t approach it with the right mentality, they can be banana skins for you. Really pleased with the attitude and the approach, and the desire and commitment of the team. We scored some good goals, we worked extremely hard. Delighted for the goalkeeper and defense that they kept a clean sheet. It was a good professional performance. We got the balance right between aggression and composure.”

Peterborough’s Darren Ferguson: “Very disappointing result. Very disappointing performance. Something has to change. You’re very much in the game, and then the first goal, the boy runs across our center-half and heads it in. The second goal is a stupid mistake, whereas the other ones, I’ve seen before. The third goal, set-piece. You’re well in the game, we nearly equalized at 1-0, and then 2-0, and then before you know it, 3-0. And you’re seeing the same thing. A set-piece goal.”

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