26 Feb 2012

Man City go five clear in EPL

11:45 am on 26 February 2012

Manchester City have extended their lead in the English football Premiership to five points with a 3-0 home win over strugglers Blackburn.

It's City's 18th straight home league victory.

Chelsea beat Bolton by the same score in London to ease the pressure on manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Second-placed Manchester United play on Monday at Norwich.

Wolves drew 2-2 at Newcastle, Queens Park Rangers lost 1-0 to London neighbours Fulham and West Bromwich Albion thrashed visitors Sunderland 4-0.

Elsewhere, bottom club Wigan battled to a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa at the DW Stadium.