Van der Vaart sinks Rovers response

23 October 2011 05:16

Rafael van der Vaart's double earned a 2-1 victory for Tottenham at struggling Blackburn in the Barclays Premier League to increase the pressure on Rovers boss Steve Kean.

Another protest was staged outside Ewood Park by disgruntled Blackburn fans prior to kick-off and the heat was turned up further on Kean when Van der Vaart put Spurs in front inside the opening quarter of an hour.

The hosts equalised through Mauro Formica's fierce strike in the 28th minute, but Van der Vaart produced a brilliant winner eight minutes after the restart.

Source: PA