Stoke 3-1 Blackburn: Delap header, Rochina superb-strike
Stoke City got precious win over Blackburn Rovers at Britannia Stadium on Saturday 26/11/2011. With this win Stoke end a run of four straight defeats, while also piling the pressure on Blackburn.
Delap great-header utilizing Pennant free-kick extending Rovers' run of failing to keep a clean sheet to 16 league games. Second-half goals from Glenn Whelan and Peter Crouch rounded off the win for the Potters and increased the pressure on Rovers manager Steve Kean.
Ruben Rochina scored a fine strike in the last five minutes, but it never looked like being any more than a consolation.
Stoke City: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson, Pennant, Whelan, Delap, Etherington, Walters, Crouch. Subs: Begovic, Higginbotham, Jones, Fuller, Whitehead, Upson, Jerome
Blackburn: Robinson, Lowe, Hanley, Dann, Givet, Rochina, Nzonzi, Pedersen, Hoilett, Formica, Yakubu. Subs: Bunn, Petrovic, Blackman, Goodwillie, Vukcevic, Roberts, Henley.