Blackburn Rovers slumped closer to the trap door as Swansea ran out 3-0 winners in what was a dominant display by the Welsh side.

Gylfi Sigurdsson opened the scoring with a delightful curling effort before Scott Dann’s error led to Nathan Dyer doubling the score on the stroke of half time.

As Blackburn looked for an unlikely revival Scott Dann sent the ball in to the back of his own net after Gylfi Sigurdsson had hit the post.

Blackburn performed like a team destined for the Championship as they lacked passion and determination two characteristics needed to survive the dog fight. As for Swansea they were back to their best having lost their last four games. They completely outplayed a Blackburn side who are three points adrift of safety.

Swansea dominated from the start with Rangel heading narrowly wide before Sigurdsson forced Robinson in to a fine save with a fierce strike.

Blackburn rarely threatened, Nzonzi looked lost in the middle of the park and eventually the home side were rewarded for their dominance. Joe Allen’s cross found Gylfi Sigurdsson unmarked on the corner of the penalty area and the Icelander calmly curled the ball past Robinson and in to the top corner giving the midfielder his 7th goal for the Swans since his loan move from Hoffenheim in January.

Steve Kean’s men responded, but not in a positive way. Instead the Lancashire side fell to pieces. Nzonzi aimlessly passed the ball in to his own box which found Swans striker Danny Graham whose strike was well saved by Robinson.

The half time whistle could not come soon enough for Steve Kean, but before it did his team conceded a second. Scott Dann failed to clear Taylor’s cross and the ball bounced kindly for Sinclair who played it to Graham across the six yard box before the striker teed up Dyer whose shot spun past Robinson.

After the interval Yakubu should have reduced the lead. The Nigerian found space on the edge of the area but failed to find the target with his strike.

Things went from bad to worse for Rovers as Sinclair burst past three Blackburn defenders before passing to Sigurdsson whose close range strike bounced off the post and was turned in to the back of his own net by the hapless Dann.

David Dunn, a born and bred Blackburn lad attempted to ignite a lacklustre Blackburn side back in to life by showing fight and determination as the midfielder saw his header go just over and then his 20 yard strike rattled the post with Vorm beaten.

All in all a comfortable win for the Swans as they sit comfortably in mid table despite their recent run of poor form. Brendan Rodgers will be relieved to have seen his side get back to their winning ways as they completely outclassed their opposition.

It is still mathematically possible for Rovers to survive the drop, but with just four games remaining their stay in the Premier League looks to be nearing an end. Steve Kean’s squad is simply not good enough for the Premier League and a mass exodus of players, and maybe staff, is to be expected come the end of the season. Dark times ahead for the former Premier League champions.


7 thoughts on “Swansea 3-0 Blackburn Rovers

  1. Got to admit think Blackburn are gone now. Woeful on and off the ball yesterday and showed very little fight; Swans were not at their flowing best yesterday either. Got tough fixtures against Norwich, Spurs and Chelsea coming up as well. Game against Wigan could be huge!

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