Blackburn beats QPR 3-2 in Premier League

Blackburn scored three first-half goals and held off a late

comeback from Queens Park Rangers to win 3-2 in the Premier League

on Saturday.

Ayegbeni Yakubu opened the scoring for Blackburn in the 15th

minute and teammate Steven Nzonzi extended the lead in the 23rd by

converting Junior Hoilett’s pass.

Blackburn added a third when Hoilett’s shot deflected in off QPR

defender Nedum Onuoha just before the interval.

Jamie Mackie pulled two goals back for QPR, in the 71st and 90th

minutes.

Blackburn rose one spot to 18th, level on points with 16th-place

QPR.