Rovers go six points clear at top
BLACKBURN Rovers extended their lead at the top of the English Premier League with a 3-0 home win against Nottingham Forest yesterday.
With Manchester United playing at Newcastle today and Liverpool slipping up badly at home to Ipswich, Blackburn moved six points clear thanks to Paul Warhurst's deflected shot in the 55th minute, Jason Wilcox's strike in the 82nd and Chris Sutton's scrambled third in the last minute.
Third-placed Liverpool missed a chance to move within a point of Manchester United when they surprisingly lost 1-0 at home to second-from-bottom Ipswich.
The East Anglians achieved their first ever win at Anfield through a left-footed strike by Adam Tanner.
Spurs stole the honours in one of London's fiercest rivalries beating West Ham 2-1 at Upton Park. Dutchman Jeroen Boere gave the Hammers the lead but Spurs struck back on the hour through Teddy Sheringham and Jurgen Klinsmann lobbed the winner over Ludek Miklosko in the 80th.
Arsenal were held 1-1 at home by an Everton side reduced to 10 men for the final 30 minutes.
Ian Wright bagged his 20th goal of the season to put the Gunners ahead but Everton pulled level through a Dave Watson piledriver. Everton had Duncan Ferguson dismissed after striking out at Arsenal midfielder John Jensen.
Crystal Palace ended their lengthy duck with a 2-0 home win over Leicester. Ricky Newman opened the scoring to end an 838-minute wait since Palace's previous league goal. George Ndah made it 2-0 just before half-time.
Sheffield Wednesday produced a last-ditch equaliser deep into injury time for a 1-1 draw at Chelsea.
Ian Nolan grabbed the goal to cancel out John Spencer's first-half opener for Chelsea.