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Blackburn vs. Wigan: 9 Things We Learned from Crunch Relegation Battle

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Blackburn vs. Wigan: 9 Things We Learned from Crunch Relegation Battle
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On Monday, Blackburn were officially relegated by a Wigan side that has really hit its stride in the penultimate game of the season.

The Latics had been in extremely fine form beforehand, and Blackburn knew they faced a tough task against a side that are very much on the rise. Rovers needed a win to keep any hopes of staying in the Premier League alive.

It was not as pretty as Wigan's 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle a couple weeks ago, but a late Antolin Alcaraz strike officially kept Roberto Martinez's side up and sent Steve Kean's down to the doldrums of the Championship.

The crucial relegation clash taught football fans many important things. Here are nine things we learned from one of the biggest matches of this late stage of the season.

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