1 May 2011

Chelsea win controversially, Blackburn edge closer to safety

7:08 am on 1 May 2011

There's been more controversy over goal-line technology in English football as Chelsea kept the Premier League title race alive to move within three points of league leaders Manchester United.

An 89th minute Salomon Kalou goal secured a 2-1 home victory over Tottenham Hotspur but Chelsea's equaliser after the visitors went ahead came with a huge question mark over it.

Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomez fumbled a shot and regathered it before it'd crossed the line but the goal was given.

Chelsea visit leaders United next weekend and are second on 70 points with three matches left.

United, who visit Arsenal on Monday, have 73 points with four games to play.

Blackburn Rovers edged their way towards Premier League safety when they beat Bolton Wanderers 1-0 as none of their main relegation rivals could find a win.

Martin Olsson's goal after 20 minutes ended Blackburn's 11-game winless run and took them to 38 points with three games remaining.

Wigan Athletic, who drew 1-1 at home with Everton, and Blackpool, goalless at home against Stoke City, both have 35 points.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are on 33 and West Ham United 32, they play each other on Monday while Birmingham City, on 38 points and Aston Villa, Sunderland and Newcastle United, all on 41, are not certain of safety.

Sunderland lost 3-0 at home to Fulham while Villa went down 2-1 at West Bromwich Albion who are now up to 11th on 43 points.

Queens Park Rangers will replace one of those sides after securing their promotion from the second division Championship by beating Watford 2-0, while Sheffield United and Scunthorpe were relegated to the third tier of English football.