Every interview that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has made this season he has come out with the same boring response: "We have to take some positives from the game."
EVERY SINGLE MATCH!
He usually blames the referee ... and this time was no different.
Rafa: "We have to take some positives. The reaction of the players was good, they were pushing till the last minutes.
"Some players haven't had a chance to play 90 minutes so it was an opportunity for them to show what they have and I think they worked hard."
Asked if Blackburn targeted goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, he replied: "The referee knows that in the second half, the approach was different.
"I think sometimes we forget the rules when the ball goes into the six-yard box. We had to protect him in the second half.
"A replay is bad news because we have to play another game but we will try to play in the best way possible."