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Monday 28 November 2011

Stoke ease past struggling Blackburn

Potters end run of defeats with convincing victory over lowly Rovers

Rory Delap's first-half header puts Stoke City 1-0 ahead against Blackburn Rovers

Stoke City 3-1 Blackburn Rovers

Stoke ended a run of four successive defeats in the Barclays Premier League with victory at the Britannia Stadium against struggling Blackburn Rovers.

The Potters took the lead in the first half when Jermaine Pennant crossed for Rory Delap to head home, and they doubled their lead after the break as Jonathan Walters teed up Glenn Whelan to drill in.

Striker Peter Crouch slid the third past Paul Robinson in the Blackburn goal before the visitors grabbed a late consolation as Ruben Rochina fired in off a post from outside the box.

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Key Points

  • Stoke end run of four successive defeats
  • Delap heads them in front; Whelan doubles lead
  • Crouch wraps up win before late Rovers consolation