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Blackburn up to seventh with West Brom win

London: Blackburn Rovers climbed from 12th to seventh in the Premier League on the back of a comfortable 2-0 home win over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

A bizarre headed own goal by Gabriel Tamas just before halftime and a scorching drive by David Hoilett soon after were fair reward for their dominance, though West Brom were furious when a trip on Peter Odemwingie was given as a free kick instead of a penalty midway through the second half.

Blackburn have 31 points with West Brom, who have lost six of their last seven games, 15th on 25 - three points above the relegation zone.

Champions Chelsea, in fourth place and 10 points behind leaders Manchester United, are in action on Monday night away to Bolton Wanderers.

Bureau Report