An entertaining game at Ewood Park saw Blackburn Rovers climb off the foot of the table with a 4-2 win over Swansea, with man-of-the-match Yakubu scoring all four. This was only Rovers second win in the league this season and the Nigerian got them on their way with the opening goal.
Swansea hit-back and levelled though Leroy Lita but it was the host's who went in at the break in the lead as Yakubu scored on the stroke of half-time.
Just after the restart the Rovers hitman got his hat-trick with a header and though the visitor's from South Wales threatened a comeback as Luke Moore reduced the deficit their hopes were extinguished as Joe Allen was dismissed for a second yellow card.
Almost immediately Yakubu clinched the points with a penalty after Simon Vucekic was tripped taking his tally for the season to ten
Swansea's poor away record continues and they are now winless in four games.
Referee: Chris Foy
Venue: Ewood Park
Blackburn scorers: Yakubu 20, 45, 57, 81 (pen) Swansea scorers: Lita 35, Moore 66
TRIBAL ASKS: It will need a few more results like this for Rovers boss Steve Kean to win over the fans
Yellow cards: Hoilett (BLA), Allen (SWA) Red card: Allen
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