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Arsenal win affected performance, admits Blackburn Rovers boss
9:53am Wednesday 20th February 2013 in Football
MICHAEL Appleton believes Blackburn Rovers suffered a hangover of their FA Cup win at Arsenal as they were beaten at Hull City last night.
Rovers won 1-0 at the Emirates on Saturday and Appleton thinks they were not at their best in the 2-0 loss to Hull.
Lee Williamson was also stretchered off after suffering an ankle injury.
Appleton said: “It was a difficult night. It was a worry of mine going into the game that the euphoria of Saturday might affect the performance and ultimately it looked like that happened.
“It was a scrappy affair and the first goal was always going to win the game.”