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Bolton go fifth as Wolves get derby win over Birmingham

December 12, 2010 21:57 IST
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Bolton Wanderers rose to fifth in the Premier League with a 2-1 win over local rivals Blackburn Rovers while in Sunday's other derby Wolverhampton Wanderers bagged a vital 1-0 triumph against Birmingham City.

Bolton's Stuart Holden thumped in a Kevin Davies knockdown two minutes from time, seconds after Mame Biram Diouf had cancelled out Fabrice Muamba's 65th-minute opener, to leave Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce seething at his old club.

Bolton now have 26 points from 17 games, though Tottenham Hotspur can reclaim fifth position with a point against Chelsea in the day's late game, while Blackburn remained in 13th on 21 points.

Stephen Hunt's 45th-minute goal gave Wolves a precious victory and takes them to 15 points, still in 19th but only three points shy of Birmingham who are 16th.

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