Result: West Bromwich Albion 3-0 Blackburn Rovers

Marc-Antoine Fortune
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West Bromwich Albion move into 12th in the Premier League after a 3-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

West Bromwich Albion have moved into 12th in the Premier League after a 3-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

It was the home side who started the better and they took the lead after just seven minutes when Blackburn defender Martin Olsson could only only head into his own goal after Gareth McAuley had risen highest from a corner.

Steven Nzonzi might have levelled the game for Blackburn after 12 minutes, but his effort was pushed away by a smart save from Ben Foster.

West Brom continued to look the stronger, however, with Peter Odemwingie causing all sorts of problems to the away side's defence.

Odemwingie might have doubled the home side's lead just before the 30-minute mark, but he fired high and wide.

Blackburn improved as the half progressed into its latter stages, with Morten Gamst Pedersen causing problems with his direct running.

Junior Hoilett passed up the away side's best chance of the half moments before the break when he fired wide from outside the box.

Blackburn might have levelled the match moments into the second period, but Pedersen's header never had enough power to worry Foster who collected with ease.

Foster kept the home side ahead with a fine save from Dann, before Yakubu fired over the bar after 57 minutes.

Blackburn continued to dominate the second period, and Jason Lowe fired over just before the 60-minute mark in the match, with Hoilett impressing for Rovers.

It was West Brom who moved 2-0 ahead after 69 minutes, however, against the run of play, when Chris Brunt found Marc-Antoine Fortune in the area who finished from close range.

Hoilett remained Blackburn's biggest threat, but the second goal deflated Steve Kean's side, and they conceded a third late on when Liam Ridgewell headed home.

It got worse for Blackburn when Anthony Modeste was dismissed for a challenge on Graham Dorrans.

Blackburn remain in the relegation zone with six games remaining.

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