Blackburn Rovers received Middlesbrough at the Ewood Park in what was the last match of the year of 2014 for Rovers and had to settle with a goal-less draw as the game ended without any player being able to score a single goal.
Even though the match ended without goals, it still was a remarkable game for the substitute goal-keeper of Blackburn Rovers as he played this match in place of the on loan shot-stopper Jason Steele due to the fact that Steele was unable to play against his parent club.
Simon Eastwood had a very busy evening as he had to be at his best on a number of occasions in order to not concede any goals in this match.
Eastwood impressed everyone as he made a number of brilliant saves throughout the entire match that allowed Blackburn Rovers on rescuing one point from this game even though Middlesbrough deserved to claim the victory.
Heroic saves had to be done in order to deny Jelle Vossen, Adam Reach, Patrick Bamford and the rest of the players from Middlesbrough to scoring.
When the match was over, the coach of Blackburn Rovers Gary Bowyer praised the work that Simon Eastwood did in the match.
“He’s done brilliantly for us. He’s played two games and we haven’t lost so that’s something for me to look at.” Gary Bowyer said.
The coach of Middlesbrough, Aitor Karanka also took the chance to express his thoughts about the final result of the match as Karanka stated that it should have been three points instead of just one: “It should be three. Again, it’s the same story when we play against Blackburn. I’ve been here for one year and we have played against them three times and three times the man of the match was the keeper. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence’’