Edin Dzeko ended his long wait for his first goal in the Barclays Premier League and in the process helped Manchester City close in on a top-four finish and a place in the Champions League as they recorded a 1-0 victory over Blackburn.

The Bosnian, a £27million signing from Wolfsburg in January, scored the winner in the 75th minute, three minutes after stepping off the bench.

He was embraced by his team-mates after breaking his duck in the top flight in this his 10th appearance. But for Blackburn the prospect of relegation is still a huge threat.

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