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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Blackburn Overruns Leicester

LONDON -- In only their second match together, Blackburn's ?8.3 million ($12.45 million) strikers Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton showed an instant understanding to score a goal each and set up the third in Blackburn's 3-0 English Premier League win over Leicester.


While newly promoted Leicester battled to the end Tuesday, its second heavy defeat in three matches showed it will face a tough task to avoid relegation after its first season back in the top flight since 1987.


Blackburn started in a mood which threatened to sweep Leicester away, with Sutton playing a prominent role.


He missed two early chances, but in the 19th minute, Tim Sherwood found Shearer on the right edge of the Leicester box and with defenders standing off, the England player picked out Sutton on the six-yard line and he left goalkeeper Gavin Ward powerless.


After two matches of the season, Blackburn sits on top of the standings.


In other games, Arsenal's former England goalkeeper David Seaman handed Leeds a 1-0 victory when he let a speculative 35-yard drive from substitute Noel Whelan squeeze past him with just two minutes remaining.


Ian Wright had previously looked the most likely to break the deadlock for Arsenal but was twice foiled by former Gunners goalkeeper John Lukic.


Simon Milton scored a 61st minute equalizer for Ipswich against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park to give Ipswich its first point of the season.


Wimbledon was coasting toward victory courtesy of Dean Holdsworth's 19th minute rising drive from 20 yards.


Leading 1-0, Wimbledon looked in control, but missed several chances, with Mick Stockwell clearing a Marcus Gayle effort from the goal-line and Craig Forrest pulling off a smart save from Holdsworth.


Ipswich equalized when Chris Kiwomya's flick confused the Wimbledon defense and Scott Fitzgerald deflected the ball into the path of Milton who beat Hans Segers from eight yards.