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Tottenham go fourth, Chelsea stroll past QPR

Published: Sunday 29 April 2012, 19.28CET
Tottenham Hotspur FC defeated Blackburn Rovers FC 2-0 to move back into a UEFA Champions League berth, with Chelsea FC hot on their heels after posting a big win.

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Published: Sunday 29 April 2012, 19.28CET

Tottenham go fourth, Chelsea stroll past QPR

Tottenham Hotspur FC defeated Blackburn Rovers FC 2-0 to move back into a UEFA Champions League berth, with Chelsea FC hot on their heels after posting a big win.

Tottenham Hotspur FC reclaimed fourth spot with a 2-0 win against relegation-threatened Blackburn Rovers FC, on a day when Chelsea FC's renaissance continued as they dispatched Queens Park Rangers FC 6-1.

Harry Redknapp's side were eager to arrest a three-match losing streak in all competitions and responded with an enterprising display. Luka Modrić looked to get the ball rolling with a smart cutback for Aaron Lennon, and although the England winger missed the target, it was not long before Spurs went ahead.

It fell to Rafael van der Vaart to break the deadlock with 22 minutes gone as he converted the rebound after a Gareth Bale header had come back off the woodwork. The hosts confirmed victory 15 minutes from time when defender Kyle Walker curled a sumptuous free-kick beyond a helpless Paul Robinson.

The result lifted Spurs ahead of Newcastle United FC into fourth place on goal difference. One point back in sixth, Chelsea stretched their unbeaten run in the league to six matches after tearing through QPR. Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring with a long-range effort, before John Terry – sent off in midweek against FC Barcelona – made it two.

The rest of the afternoon belonged to Fernando Torres, whose sublime treble was complemented by Florent Malouda's late strike. Djibril Cissé scored a consolation for the visitors, who hover above the drop zone on goal difference.

Last updated: 05/12/13 6.47CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

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Last updated: 02/05/2012 12:36 CET

29/04/2012

TottenhamTottenham2-0BlackburnBlackburn

Van der Vaart 22, Walker 75

Venue: London

29/04/2012

ChelseaChelsea6-1QPRQPR

Sturridge 1, Terry 13, Torres 19, 25, 64, Malouda 80

Cissé 84

Venue: London

28/04/2012

NorwichNorwich0-3LiverpoolLiverpool

Suárez 24, 28, 82

Venue: Norwich

28/04/2012

StokeStoke1-1ArsenalArsenal

Crouch 9

Van Persie 15

Venue: Stoke

28/04/2012

EvertonEverton4-0FulhamFulham

Jelavić 7 (P), 40, Fellaini 16, Cahill 60

Venue: Liverpool

28/04/2012

West BromWest Brom0-0Aston VillaAston Villa

Venue: West Bromwich

28/04/2012

SunderlandSunderland2-2BoltonBolton

Bendtner 36, McClean 55

Davies 26, 70

Venue: Sunderland

28/04/2012

SwanseaSwansea4-4WolvesWolves

Orlandi 1, Allen 4, Dyer 15, Graham 31

S. Fletcher 28, Jarvis 33, 69, Edwards 54

Venue: Swansea

28/04/2012

WiganWigan4-0NewcastleNewcastle

Moses 13, 15, Maloney 36, Di Santo 45+2

Venue: Wigan

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