West Bromwich Albion all but assured themselves of Premier League survival with a 3-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers that pushed the visitors nearer relegation on Saturday.
Martin Olsson' seventh minute own-goal gave the Baggies, managed by former Blackburn boss Roy Hodgson, the lead before second-half efforts from Marc-Antoine Fortune and Liam Ridgewell sealed victory at the Hawthorns.
The result left West Brom 11 points above the relegation zone with six games left but kept Blackburn in the bottom three on goal difference.
West Brom were on their way to a first win in five league games when defender Gareth McAuley headed Chris Brunt's ball into the box back across goal and Rovers defender Olsson sliced past keeper Paul Robinson.
But Rovers' pressure counted for little when Albion extended their lead against the run of play in the 69th minute.
Brunt dispossessed Yakubu and his cross found Fortune, who drove his shot past Robinson.
And with five minutes left Albion added a third as defender Ridgewell scored his first goal for the club when he headed home an inswinging free-kick from Graham Dorrans.
Modeste's red card then compounded a bad day for Blackburn.
Source: AFP Global Edition