Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Hughes Aims to Shoot Down Big Guns

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Hughes Aims to Shoot Down Big Guns

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Byline: ANDREW HODGSON

BLACKBURN manager Mark Hughes sent a warning to his big club rivals today, saying he sees no reason why his side cannot win this season's FA Cup.

It took a contentious 83rd-minute penalty from Paul Dickov to see off Leicester in an insipid sixth-round tie at Ewood Park yesterday and send Blackburn into today's semi-final draw.

With Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle also in the hat, Rovers will be outsiders, yet Hughes feels the other three clubs will want to avoid his side.

He said: "It was not pretty at times but we got the job done. Our goal at the start of the day was to get to a Cup semi-final at the Millennium Stadium and we have been able to do that.

"Now we are in a semi-final, we want to get to the Final in May because losing a semi is not a nice experience. …

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