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  Blackburn through to Worthington Cup final
Updated 22 January 2002, 22.04

Blackburn Rovers 4-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Blackburn have made it to the final of the Worthington Cup for the first time in the club's history.

It's their first major Cup final appearance since 1960.

They got off to a good start on the second round of the semi-final when their first two goals came within minutes of each other.

Matt Jansen scored at 34 minutes, closely followed by Damien Duff at 37 minutes.

Last-minute goal

Things looked tricky for Blackburn for a moment when they were reduced to 10 men as Gary Flitcroft was sent off near the start of the second half. Sheffield Wednesday also started to fight back with a goal from Efan Ekoku at 57 minutes.

Then Blackburn's Andy Cole made it 3-1 at 81 minutes, but was quickly followed by a goal from Sheffield Wednesday's Trond Egil Soltvedt just three minutes later.

But the Rovers just refused to back down and a last-minute goal from Craig Hignett at 87 minutes finally secured them the match.


 
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