Blackburn boosts survival hopes by beating Norwich
BLACKBURN, England (AP) -Blackburn boosted its hopes of surviving relegation from the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Norwich on Saturday.
Mauro Formica opened the scoring in the 41st minute and Canadian forward Junior Hoilett added another with a stunning 30-yard (meter) strike four minutes after halftime, allowing Rovers to climb above Bolton into third to-last place.
Blackburn remains in the relegation zone but is within striking distance of safety with three matches left.
Steve Kean's side has a tough run-in, however, with away games at Champions League-chasing Tottenham and Chelsea as well as a home match at revitalized Wigan.
Norwich, well beaten at Ewood Park, remains in mid-table.