Middlesbrough's relegation woes increased as they suffered a 4-1 defeat to Bolton at the Reebok Stadium which leaves them five points adrift of safety.
Kevin Davies put the hosts ahead with his 12th league goal of the season in only the eighth minute, only for Gary O'Neil to equalise seven minutes before half-time.
However, Gary Cahill fired home close to the interval before Matt Taylor and Ricardo Gardner added late goals and with Blackburn and Stoke both winning, the Teessiders face a daunting task if they are to survive with seven matches remaining.
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