London, United Kingdom
Gabriel Obertan scored a magnificent goal in stoppage time, capping Newcastle's 2-0 victory against Blackburn at Ewood Park.
Newcastle moved into the fifth spot on the English Premier League standings following another impressive win over Blackburn.
Ryan Taylor started things up for Newcastle as his 25-yard attempt was deflected into the goal by Rover midfielder Scott Dann just 12 minutes into the match.
Blackburn utterly dominated the first half, launching several scoring attempts although all were foiled by Newcastle's solid defensive back.
David Dunn had a chance to score an equalizer before the end of the first half, but his penalty kick shot was calmly snatched by Newcastle's goaltender Tim Krul.
Frustrated with a number of missed chances in the second half, the Rovers' defense collapsed down the stretch, allowing Obertan to add insult to the injury with another goal in stoppage time.
Newcastle (10-6-6, 36 pts) are in two-way tie with Arsenal (11-3-8, 36 pts) in fifth place of the English Premiership standings, while Blackburn dropped to 4-6-12 (18 pts) in the season.
On other matches, Sunderland overwhelmed Norwich City 3-0; Fulham played to a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers had a 2-2 draw; and Bolton and Arsenal played a scoreless affair Wednesday.
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