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Blackburn boss Hughes grateful to matchwinner Samba

Blackburn continue to be unbeaten on their travels as a last gasp winner from Christopher Samba gave them a 2-1 victory over managerless Tottenham.

This may have been a below par performance from Rovers but they have now won their last six games in all competitions and had to come from behind at White Hart Lane to claim all three points.

Spurs took an early second half lead through Robbie Keane from the penalty spot and, but for a couple of fine saves by Brad Friedel, could have given new manager Juande Ramos watching from the stands a winning start to his tenure.

Leading scorer Benni McCarthy equalised with the aid of a deflection and just when it seemed both sides had settled for a point Samba fired home from just outside the penalty area to celebrate signing a new long term contract at Ewood Park in midweek.

Rovers boss Mark Hughes was delighted with the result, and his side now sit fifth in the Premiership.

"You're never quite sure what's going to happen when there's a new manager at a club, never quite sure what reaction is of the players and fans will be, so it was a difficult game in that respect.

"I would have been happy with the draw and then Chris Samba comes up with a fantastic strike.

"We needed something out of this game and I'm delighted to get three points as we have some tough games coming up."

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