14 Mar 2010

Spur's win to stay in Champions League qualification race

6:43 am on 14 March 2010

Roman Pavlyuchenko's goal spree continued as Tottenham Hotspur maintained their pursuit of Champions League qualification with a 3-1 win over Blackburn Rovers in the English football Premier League.

The Russian, largely ignored by manager Harry Redknapp until last month, struck twice after the break to take his tally to eight goals in his last six appearances.

Victory kept Tottenham in pole position for fourth spot in the Premier League, three points above Manchester City who have two games in hand including their visit to Sunderland this weekend.

Chelsea also won to return to the top of the table with a 4-1 victory at home to West Ham United.