Premier League 2

Quickfire Stokes earns Blackburn win

11/04/2017
Anthony Stokes, Blackburn Rovers

Anthony Stokes scores twice in eight minutes as Rovers complete 2-1 home victory over West Brom

Anthony Stokes scored twice as Blackburn Rovers earned a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at Ewood Park.

The Republic of Ireland international returned from a long-term knee injury with a second-half double to lift Damien Johnson's side to seventh place in Division 2.

Stokes opened the scoring on 57 minutes with a curling strike before diverting a Daniel Butterworth effort into the back of the net just after the hour mark.

The visitors reduced the deficit with a consolation strike three minutes from time through Callum Morton, but remain in ninth place as a result of the defeat.

Blackburn next host Fulham at Leyland County Ground on 18 April, while West Brom take on Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium the previous day.

See: West Brom report

See: PL2 fixtures | PL2 tables

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