Blackburn Rovers have been relegated to the npower Championship after a 1-0 defeat at home to Wigan Athletic.

With three minutes to go Antolin Alcaraz netted the only goal of the game to secure the Latics place in the Premier League for another season, and in doing so his late header sent Blackburn down.

The Lancashire outfit have been in and around the relegation zone all season and finally had their demotion confirmed with a game to go.

It marks the end of a disappointing campaign for the team that won the Premier League back in 1995. They return to The Football League, 11 years after departing.