Blackburn stun Arsenal on day of upsets

Updated: Sep 17, 2011, 22:14 PM IST

London: Blackburn Rovers heaped more misery on Arsenal when they came from behind to beat Arsene Wenger`s side 4-3 on a good day for the Premier League underdogs on Saturday.

Blackburn`s victory, which included two Arsenal own goals, saw them climb off the bottom of the table on an afternoon when all three promoted sides won on the same day for the first time since February 2010.

Swansea City, who failed to score in their opening four matches, beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium with Scott Sinclair scoring their first goal in the top flight since 1983 with a first half penalty.

Queens Park Rangers won 3-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers with new skipper Joey Barton scoring the opener, while Norwich City won their first game of the season 2-1 at 10-man Bolton, even though Norwich conceded a penalty for the fifth successive league match.

In the day`s other matches Everton came from behind to beat Wigan Athletic 3-1 at Goodison Park while Aston Villa drew 1-1 with Newcastle United at Villa Park.

Leaders Manchester United play third-placed Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday and second-placed Manchester City play at Fulham.

Sunday`s other matches see Tottenham Hotspur face Liverpool at White Hart Lane and Sunderland at home to Stoke City.

Bureau Report