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Nuttall steers Blackburn to a point from promotion

10 Apr 2018
Joe Nuttall, Blackburn

Rovers beat Newcastle 2-0 to set up potential PL2 Division 2 title decider with Aston Villa next Monday

Stefan Mols and Joe Nuttall scored as Blackburn Rovers beat Newcastle United 2-0 to move within a point of promotion and the Premier League 2 Division 2 title.

Mols, in his first match for five months after injury, headed Rovers into a 51st-minute lead at Leyland.

Nuttall (pictured) sealed the victory when he touched in his 21st goal of the season from close range in the 76th minute. 

Blackburn host second-placed Aston Villa at Ewood Park next Monday and will win the title if they avoid defeat.

Rovers have two matches remaining and lead Villa, who have a match in hand, by seven points. Newcastle stay 11th in the table. 

See: Blackburn report | Newcastle report

Next fixtures

Blackburn: 16 Apr v Aston Villa (H) PL2
Newcastle: 12 Apr v Porto (H) Int Cup

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