Championship: Blackburn thrash Sunderland as West Brom deny Watford

John Eustace earns first win as Rovers manager with 5-1 victoryRotherham stave off relegation for at least a week with win

John Eustace’s wait for a win as Blackburn manager came to an end in emphatic fashion as relegation-threatened Rovers hammered Sunderland 5-1 at the Stadium of Light.

The Championship’s top scorer, Sammie Szmodics, set Blackburn on their way with a quickfire first-half double – his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season – before strikes from Ryan Hedges and Tyrhys Dolan early in the second half wrapped up the points. Chris Rigg came off the bench to score a consolation for Sunderland 13 minutes from time but Blackburn added a fifth four minutes later through Andrew Moran.

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