Newcastle 1-2 Blackburn Highlights
First half goals from Christopher Samba and Roque Santa Cruz saw Blackburn inflict a fifth successive defeat on a beleaguered Newcastle.
Defender Samba headed in Carlos Villanueva’s free-kick from close range to give Blackburn a deserved lead.
And Cruz doubled the score when he headed home Brett Emerton’s cross.
Newcastle produced a spirited fightback after the break and scored through a Michael Owen penalty but, despite their best efforts an equaliser never came.