Scott Dann praises Blackburn Rovers display

Blackburn's Colin Kazim-Richards celebrates his goal against Arsenal in the FA Cup 5th round on February 16, 2013
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Scott Dann praises his Blackburn Rovers teammates following the 1-0 FA Cup victory over Arsenal.

Blackburn Rovers defender Scott Dann has admitted that knocking Arsenal out of the FA Cup was a "great achievement" by the Championship side.

Colin Kazim-Richards scored the only goal of the match to book a spot in the quarter-finals for Michael Appleton's team and Dann expressed his delight after the final whistle at the Emirates Stadium.

"It's obviously a great achievement to get the win, get through to the next round and also get the clean sheet," Dann told BBCSport. "We were on a high from the previous results we've had in the league.

"But we knew it would be a tough a task coming here. We knew we had to dig in and cut down the space we gave them. We did that very well.

"When you come here and look at the team-sheet they've always got 11 top players on it. So we didn't look at their team-sheet before the match and gain confidence from their side."

The loss marks the first time that Arsenal have been knocked out of the competition by lower league opposition during Arsene Wenger's reign.

Blackburn's Colin Kazim-Richards celebrates with manager Michael Appleton after scoring the winner against Arsenal in the FA Cup 5th round on February 16, 2013
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