1-2 Leicester in the FA Cup in 2023. Blackburn: Manager Jon Dahl Tomasson believes Rovers will “start a new chapter.”
At the conclusion of the game, Blackburn’s fans remained in their section of the King Power Stadium as it began to rain and the defeated players of Leicester City limped off the field.
After a well-earned 2-1 victory over the Premier League team, thanks to goals from Tyrhys Dolan and Sammie Szmodics, the jubilant contingent of traveling supporters are already daydreaming of a trip to the capital.
At the conclusion, with their team winning the game, the Rovers supporters sang to their players, “Que sera sera, whatever will be will be, we’re going to Wembley.”
Rovers will be there if they win again in the following round.
The players’ ecstatic manager Jon Dahl Tomasson later remarked, “The guys carved a new chapter in their magnificent history.” They should be quite proud.
The players won it on the field, and the spectators won it in the stands, which was wonderful to hear.
Leicester defeated in a game 1-2. Blackburn
“The best cup in the world,” according to Blackburn’s Dolan, “I visit Jez’s tomb every week.”
Blackburn has not competed in the premier league since being demoted at the conclusion of the 2011–12 season, but in addition to a cup run, they are targeting promotion back to the top flight this year.
The Lancashire team is now fourth in the Championship, and while a play-off spot is possible, an automatic return by finishing in the top two is improbable.
Blackburn’s impressive streak, which now stands at one loss in 13 games and ten games without a loss, was extended with Tuesday night’s victory at Leicester, which was full of vigor and intensity.
Despite the stadium being 9,000 people short of capacity, the fifth-round match did not pique the interest of Foxes supporters. However, Blackburn’s supporters left the stadium in a delirium on a gloomy and drab evening.
They supported their team louder and for the full 90 minutes, and they were rewarded with a remarkable victory after traveling 200 miles round trip.
The victory was made much sweeter for the 2,600 fans who traveled to the Midlands thanks to a 50% ticket price subsidy.
For the first time since 2015, Rovers, who defeated West Ham in the Carabao Cup earlier this year to secure another Premier League victory, have advanced to the FA Cup quarterfinals.
Tomasson, a former striker for Newcastle and AC Milan, remarked, “The guys have done an outstanding job.” “A giant-killer versus West Ham in the round of 16 and now into the semifinals of the world’s most prestigious cup.
“It follows all those customs. When I was a little child and sat watching English television [channels], I discussed it frequently. It made our supporters happy. This cup is fantastic, and ours is one of the only nations where it is still alive.
We take the cup very seriously since it has a long history and the football team is what fans value most. We needed to try it, so we did with them.
“To be in the final eight of the best cup in the world is an incredible accomplishment for a team like Rovers.”
On BBC TV, the late Leon Osman, a former Everton midfielder, added: “Blackburn played with the freedom their manager stated they would before the game. Being instructed to believe is one thing; acting on that advice is quite another.
At a Premier League club playing away from home, they “took the game to Leicester both in and out of possession, and that is no minor feat. They controlled for 65 minutes and had the opportunity to score more than their two goals.
Blackburn Rovers put on an all-around display, earning themselves a well-deserved victory when they had to defend.
Leicester won the title just two years ago after defeating Chelsea in the championship game, but their attention now shifts to trying to avoid dropping to the Premier League.
The Foxes are only four spots and three points above the relegation zone in the table’s 14th position.
“The FA Cup was an opportunity to advance to the quarterfinals against a Championship team at home, but they were a lot better than us,” manager Brendan Rodgers stated.
We should be concerned about that.