BLACKBURN, England (AP) – Blackburn joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in being relegated from the Premier League after losing 1-0 at home to Wigan, which ensured its survival with a sixth win from its past eight matches on Monday.
Blackburn needed to win to have any chance of staying up but Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz scored with an 87th-minute header from a corner that sealed both teams' fate.
The hosts had earlier had a penalty appeal turned down by the referee when Junior Hoilett was brought down by Emmerson Boyce.
There were ugly scenes at the final whistle when some Blackburn fans ran onto Ewood Park. Earlier, a chicken was released onto the field, a pointed reminder of the home supporters' antipathy toward owner Venky's, a chicken-meat company.