Premier League 2

Grayson helps Blackburn move into play-offs

19 Apr 2017
Joe Grayson, Blackburn

Rovers hit back to beat fellow promotion contenders Fulham and replace West Ham in fifth position

Blackburn Rovers moved into the Division 2 play-off places with one match remaining after a 3-2 comeback victory over Fulham at the County Ground.

After controlling the opening period Fulham went 1-0 up in the second half through George Williams only for Lewis Mansell to level for Rovers three minutes later.

Joe Grayson (pictured above) and Willem Tomlinson put Blackburn 3-1 up, with Williams's second goal for Fulham not enough.

Blackburn are in fifth place, the final position in the end-of-season play-offs for promotion to Division 1. They are one point above West Ham United in sixth and two ahead of seventh-placed Aston Villa, who can overtake them with victory when they meet Rovers in their last match of the regular campaign on Monday 24 April.

See: PL2 tables | How the play-offs work

Fulham are fourth, two points above Blackburn and three ahead of West Ham United in sixth with a vastly superior goal difference, meaning their play-off place is all but secured prior to their encounter with runners-up Wolverhampton Wanderers on 24 April.

See: Blackburn report | Fulham report

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