West Brom edge Blackburn
Blackburn - West
Brom striker Peter Odemwingie piled the pressure on beleaguered
Blackburn boss Steve Kean as his last minute strike secured a 2-1 win at
Ewood Park on Saturday.
Kean has already had to endure calls for
his resignation from angry Blackburn fans for several weeks and the
'Kean out' chants got even louder after Odemwingie's superb effort kept
Rovers second bottom of the Premier League.
looked like rescuing Kean from another dismal defeat when Scott Dann
scrambled an equaliser after James Morrison put Albion ahead early in
the second half.
Rovers' Indian owners Venky's have given Kean
their support so far but this loss, Blackburn's third in the last four
league games, left the Lancashire club four points from safety.
was a threat right from the start and he fired wide from Morrison's
pass before glancing Chris Brunt's cross past a post.
goalkeeper Paul Robinson was called into action for the first time to
beat away another Odemwingie effort, while Blackburn finally had a
chance through Morten Gamst Pedersen, whose free-kick was tipped over
the bar by Ben Foster.
Albion took the lead in the 52nd minute
when a corner came off Steven Nzonzi to Morrison, who smashed in a fine
volley from just outside the area.
Kean shuffled his pack by
bringing on Jason Roberts and Grant Hanley for Simon Vukcevic and David
Dunn, a move that drew cries of 'you don't know what you're doing' from
some Rovers fans.
Dann then got away with an error of judgement,
inadvertently lobbing Robinson when trying to play the ball back to his
goalkeeper and grateful to see the ball bounce wide.
Former Birmingham defender Dann made a far more positive contribution in the 72nd minute as he drew Rovers level.
It was a route one move as Christopher Samba headed on Robinson's long kick and Dann was on hand to bundle home.
David Goodwillie fired straight at Foster and Nzonzi and Ayegbeni Yakubu were also denied as Rovers pressed for a winner.
Odemwingie delivered the late hammer blow, dancing around several men
before curling a beauty into the corner of the net to leave Kean with
nothing to celebrate on the first anniversary of his appointment as