It's very difficult at this point not to make the London buses cliché - we've waited for what seems like an eternity for a clean sheet and some good fortune to come into our lives and then another one comes rolling along rather gingerly behind it.
And make no mistake about it, both the win and the clean sheet were deserved as much as they were welcome. For the second time in two games pretty much everything that can go right in a football game went right, furthermore as things stand our boys sit six points clear of the relegation zone and easily top of that five team mini league trying to stay up.
It's like one of those terrible Jennifer Aniston/Sarah Jessica Parker romantic comedy films where everything is almost going too well and it's only a matter of time a spanner is thrown into the works.
For their part Sunderland did turn up with a lot of hype which has been accrued over the reign of Martin O'Neill but on the night looked flat and disinterested even if their main men were well shackled by the willing workers in blue and white. But that should not take away from another very committed, energetic and dynamic performance from a resurgent Rovers.
Back to back wins, back to back clean sheets and on the night the superior team with an organisation that would have been handy back in, oh I don't know... say the whole of 2011.
Scott Dann and Grant Hanley created a very formidable base from which to operate at the back with Hanley continuing his fine 2012 and Scott Dann FINALLY starting to look like a guy worth £6 million instead of £0.06. Their positioning was as sound as a pound and both were very strong in the challenge. In Scotty's case he must have been reading my blog a few weeks back...
Jason Lowe on the right did a very handsome and quietly efficient job of shackling Sunderland's rising star James MacLean whilst Martin Olsson continued their very convincing "we look a lot like each other" act with his twin brother Marcus. Both added an extra spice to the attack and with Mauro Formica covering some SERIOUS yards on the other flank the balance was right in the Rovers side.
Elsewhere Steve N'Zonzi provided the platform for the more gifted to be, well more gifted and even Morten Pedersen kept his wayward, open play passing down to a bare minimum.
But the draw was turned into a win because of two men - the born again Junior Hoilett and the Blackburn Rovers player of the season, Yakubu. Hoilett in his more central role was too much for a talented if slightly off Black Cats to handle whilst a late Yak header was a just reward for a night full of his usual endeavour and hugely underrated hold up play (to be fair if I had a massive backside I'd use it too).
Of course there were some usual groans, we're Rovers fans so where would we be without them?
The first half was a bit of a non-event with both struggling to wake up, there were still one too many sloppy passes in potentially dangerous areas that a Manchester United or a Liverpool could and probably would have punished and the sitting back which cost us the reverse fixture in O'Neill's first game in charge earlier in the year was a bit nerve shredding around the 75th minute mark.
But these are minor gripes and at the risk of being lynched as I wander outside my house this morning it must be said that Steve Kean for his role in the recent resurgence deserves a lot of credit. Since that horrible, heart breaking day against Bolton where we hit the bottom of the table we've taken 18 points from the last 36 available and we've risen to six points off the dreaded red line.
He's far from the genius that some are now ridiculously painting him and we've made absolutely NO progress in his now 50 games in charge but we're rising out of a sticky situation which many had us down as a dead cert to flounder in.
No, he's not a nice human being and he's certainly not a particularly good manager based on his track record but he's nailed these last two very pivotal games, whether you like him or not a portion of the credit has to land on his lap.
A third win in the final match of our "Massive March" and we can start thinking of where to buy some fairly fancy champagne from.
Dare to dream of safety anyone?
* As FHM's Rovers blog of choice I am compelled to get you to read their excellent piece on the current financial situation in football. Check it out, it's a good one.