Premier League promotion chasers Blackburn Rovers have been eliminated from this season’s FA Cup at the third round stage after they ended on the wrong end of a five-goal thriller despite taking the lead. The English Championship giants were knocked out by Wigan Athletic.
The FA Cup third round tie between hosts Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers was a duel between one of the pacesetters in League One and one of the pacesetters in the Championship. Wigan Athletic are one of the leading teams in the third tier of English football and they are perfectly placed to make an assault on promotion to the Championship, while Blackburn Rovers are presently second on the Championship table and in one of the two automatic promotion slots for the Premier League. Continue reading BLACKBURN KNOCKED OUT OF FA CUP