Blackburn relegated as Wigan secure survival

Blackburn 0-1 Wigan

  • May 7th 2012: Blackburn boss Steve Kean (right) and Wigan counterpart Roberto Martinez know victory is vital to their respective clubs' survival hopes.
  • May 7th 2012: Play is interrupted early on by the appearance of a chicken on the field - and Ali Al Habsi and Yakubu have to rescue the bird.
  • May 7th 2012: The visitors have the better of the opening 45 minutes and Shaun Maloney fires a powerful shot past Rovers' David Dunn.
  • May 7th 2012: With the match seemingly heading for a draw, there is a dramatic twist as Antolin Alcaraz connects with a corner to head Wigan in front.
  • May 7th 2012: The Latics know victory will secure their Barclays Premier League status - and Antolin Alcaraz is mobbed by team-mates for his vital goal.
  • May 7th 2012: It is the opposite story for David Dunn's Blackburn, whose relegation from the top flight is confirmed by the loss.

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