Bookies cheer as Rovers pull off shock of the year

STEVE KEAN has delivered bookies one of the results of the year according to Ladbrokes.

His Blackburn side defied odds of 20-1 to give layers up and down the land plenty of reason to celebrate at midnight after pulling off one of the Premier League upsets of the calendar year, in a move which also sees his sack race odds lengthen.

Despite Blackburn’s terrible record at Old Trafford the firm report total pre-match stakes up to £250,000 on the beleaguered side who foiled 1/7 coupon bankers United.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Kean has given us one of our best results of the calendar year right on the cusp of 2012. We’ll certainly be raising a glass to him tonight along with Blackburn backers who had the faith.”

He added: “It would be no surprise to see Kean finally shake off the dreaded tag of sack race favourite.”