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Reds end on a whimper

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010 by PA

Liverpool's dismal season ended as it began, with a whimper, as they were second best in a goalless draw at relegated Hull.If this was to be Rafael Benitez's last match in charge - and his future remains very much in doubt - it would be a sad end to his Anfield reign.Hull had the better chances with Mark Cullen missing two close-range chances in the first half, while the closest Liverpool came ...Full Story »

Toffees in late show

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010 by PA

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov fired a stunning injury-time winner to send Portsmouth out of the Barclays Premier League as gallant losers in a 1-0 defeat.The Russian substitute struck from distance in the fourth minute of time added on, just as relegated Pompey looked to be bowing out of the top flight with a creditable draw.Victory was no more than the Toffees deserved after they squandered a multitud...Full Story »

Gr-eight Blues cruise to title

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010 by PA

Chelsea clinched the Barclays Premier League title and set a new goalscoring record with a sensational 8-0 destruction of 10-man Wigan at Stamford Bridge.Coach Carlo Ancelotti guided the Blues to their first Championship success since 2006 in his debut season in England as Chelsea took their tally to 103 goals - the highest in the Premier League since Manchester United in 2000 and the first to ...Full Story »

Gutsy Clarets stun Spurs

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010 by PA

Relegated Burnley went down fighting as they battled back from two down to defeat Tottenham 4-2 at Turf Moor courtesy of a superb second-half display.Spurs secured their spot in the Champions League with victory over Manchester City on Wednesday and they looked to be cruising when Gareth Bale and Luka Modric netted inside 32 minutes.But Wade Elliott pulled one back before the break and incessan...Full Story »

Klasnic fires Trotters to victory

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010 by PA

Ivan Klasnic marked what could be his last game for Bolton with his eighth goal for the club as they ended a turbulent season on a winning note with a 2-1 win over Birmingham.The Croatian striker's future is uncertain as his loan deal from French club Nantes is at an end.However, the supporters have taken to him and directed their chants at manager Owen Coyle, telling him to sign the player up....Full Story »

Rovers end with victory

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010 by PA

Blackburn extended their strong conclusion to the season through to the final day with -0 victory at Aston Villa, sealed by Richard Dunne's late own goal.Dunne headed Martin Olsson's cross into his own net six minutes from time to ensure Rovers finished 10th in the Barclays Premier League after a run of only one defeat in their last nine games.Villa, who had plenty of chances to win the game th...Full Story »

Arsenal cruise to third

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010 by PA

Arsenal secured third place in the Barclays Premier League after sweeping aside Europa League finalists Fulham 4-0, who had made their expected wholesale changes, at Emirates Stadium.The Gunners saw their title hopes ended by successive away defeats to Tottenham and then Wigan, but avoided another slip-up which could have allowed their arch rivals to steal the final automatic qualification plac...Full Story »

World Cup Watch: The Galacticos

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010 by The Independent

Cristiano RonaldoThe world's most expensive player is one of the stars of the show in this World Cup. He left Manchester United for an incredible £80m last summer - and has looked worth every penny in his first season with Real Madrid. A return of 32 goals in 33 games is awesome. He hasn't always replicated his club form at international level for Portugal, but with the opportunity to o...Full Story »

Late Roma penalty makes Inter wait

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010 by theguardian.com

Roma forward Francesco Totti celebrates scoring against Cagliari during their crucial Serie A match. Francesco Totti scored a late penalty in Roma's 2-1 win over Cagliari to deny Internazionale the chance to win the Serie A title with a game to spare. Inter did their job by beating Chievo 4-3 at home but the win for second-placed Roma keeps them two points adrift ahead of next Sunday's fina...Full Story »

Fábregas 'looking good' for World Cup

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010 by theguardian.com

Cesc Fábregas has resumed jogging in Spain after cracking his fibula. The Arsenal captain, Cesc Fábregas, feels he is "looking good" to be fully fit for Spain at the World Cup. The 22-year-old midfielder has been out of action since cracking his fibula during the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Barcelona on 31 March and missed the end of the season. Fábregas h...Full Story »

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