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City beat Blackburn to consolidate fourth

Published: Monday 25 April 2011, 23.00CET
Edin Džeko's first Premier League goal was enough to strengthen Manchester City FC's grip on England's final UEFA Champions League spot as they won 1-0 at Blackburn Rovers FC.
City beat Blackburn to consolidate fourth
Edin Džeko celebrates his first top-flight goal for Manchester City ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 25 April 2011, 23.00CET

City beat Blackburn to consolidate fourth

Edin Džeko's first Premier League goal was enough to strengthen Manchester City FC's grip on England's final UEFA Champions League spot as they won 1-0 at Blackburn Rovers FC.

Manchester City FC moved four points clear of Tottenham Hotspur FC in the race for England's final UEFA Champions League spot after a 1-0 win at Blackburn Rovers FC.

Edin Džeko's 75th-minute strike was enough for Roberto Mancini's men at Ewood Park. It was the Bosnian international's first Premier League goal and consigned Blackburn to a tenth straight top-flight game without victory, with Steve Kean's side sitting just a point above the relegation zone.

City started well and David Silva hit the post with an instinctive effort early on. The hosts were struggling to contain the visitors, but held out until half-time and were markedly improved after the break. However, City remained dangerous and took the lead when Silva's scuffed effort was half-cleared to substitute Džeko, who placed his shot to Paul Robinson's left.

The victory brings the FA Cup finalists within five points of third-placed Arsenal FC, with the Manchester club also holding a game in hand. City have five league games remaining as they bid to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time, one of those matches against nearest rivals Tottenham on 10 May.

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Last updated: 26/04/11 0.18CET

Results

English Premier League 2010/11

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HomeAway
Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

25/04/2011

BlackburnBlackburn0-1Man. CityMan. City

Džeko 75

Venue: Blackburn

24/04/2011

BoltonBolton2-1ArsenalArsenal

Sturridge 38, T. Cohen 90

Van Persie 48

Venue: Bolton

23/04/2011

ChelseaChelsea3-0West HamWest Ham

Lampard 44, Torres 84, Malouda 90+3

Venue: London

23/04/2011

WolvesWolves1-1FulhamFulham

S. Fletcher 22

A. Johnson 80

Venue: Wolverhampton

23/04/2011

LiverpoolLiverpool5-0BirminghamBirmingham

Kuyt 23, Maxi Rodríguez 7, 66, 73, J. Cole 86

Venue: Liverpool

23/04/2011

Aston VillaAston Villa1-1StokeStoke

Bent 43

Jones 20

Venue: Birmingham

23/04/2011

SunderlandSunderland4-2WiganWigan

Gyan 55, Sessegnon 73 (p), Henderson 66, 76

Diame 52, Di Santo 90

Venue: Sunderland

23/04/2011

TottenhamTottenham2-2West BromWest Brom

Pavlyuchenko 27, Defoe 66

Odemwingie 5, Cox 81

Venue: London

23/04/2011

BlackpoolBlackpool1-1NewcastleNewcastle

Campbell 32

Løvenkrands 17

Venue: Blackpool

23/04/2011

Man. UnitedMan. United1-0EvertonEverton

Hernández 84

Venue: Manchester

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