Hoilett double downs Wolves
Two fine strikes from Junior Hoilett secured Blackburn a vital 2-0 victory over fellow strugglers Wolves in a crunch Barclays Premier League clash at Molineux.
Hoilett put the visitors in front in the 43rd minute with a well-executed shot after Wanderers' David Davis had only been able to flick on a throw into the box from Rovers midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen.
The Canadian forward then fired in a second from 25 yards in the 69th minute to move his team to 16th in the table, three points clear of the relegation zone, and leave the hosts 19th.
Wolves, playing at home for the first time since the 5-1 derby loss to West Brom a month ago which proved to be Mick McCarthy's last game in charge, have now won only once in their last 14 league games.
The match finished with some of the home supporters calling for the club's board, who decided to dismiss McCarthy and replace him with his assistant Terry Connor, to be sacked.
Rovers were quickly on the front foot and Ayegbeni Yakubu volleyed over and then struck at goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey from Mauro Formica's cross after the hosts had given away possession.
Moments later Yakubu was on the end of another Formica delivery to head narrowly wide, before Wolves winger Matt Jarvis put the ball the wrong side of the post from close range.
Rovers made the breakthrough two minutes before the break as Pedersen's throw was diverted by Davis' head into the path of Hoilett, who sent the ball bouncing past Hennessey.
With just over 20 minutes to go Rovers doubled their advantage, Hoilett finding the space to lash the ball in from outside the area.
Wolves applied some late pressure, but Davis skewed wide in a useful position as they slipped to defeat.