Junior Hoilett scored twice as Blackburn secured all three points at the Molineux Stadium resulting in the Lancashire side going three points clear of the relegation zone.

Blackburn’s goals came either side of half time in a game which lacked quality in the final third. Yakubu spurned Blackburn’s first real chance, as his diving header flew wide of the mark.

Both sides failed to take control of the game, but it was the away side who opened the scoring just before the break. Pedersen’s long throw in to the box eventually fell to Hoilett who acrobatically volleyed the ball home to open the scoring.

The second half began with Wolves on top, Matt Jarvis crossed for Fletcher but his shot was easily saved by Paul Robinson. Despite the home side’s dominance they were wasteful in possession.

Rovers were happy to hit Wolves on the break, and Hoilett doubled his tally with a fine strike in the 69th minute. Yakubu coasted forward and found the Canadian unmarked who was able to dance past two defenders before striking the ball home from the edge of the area.

Substitute Nenad Milijas summed up the home sides performance as he headed over from 6 yards out.

Wolves rarely threatened a Blackburn defence who had failed to keep a clean-sheet in their previous 30 league games, a Premier League record. But Blackburn held on for only their second away win of the campaign and recorded their first clean-sheet of the season.

A huge result for the Lancashire side as they aim to be only the second team to avoid the drop after being bottom at Christmas. The defeat means Wolves are firmly cemented in the relegation zone as they sit in 19th position and it will take a huge effort if they are to avoid being relegated.


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