Sunday, 22 May 2011

Final Day Drama

Relegation Ian-Evatt-able
So after the most intriguing relegation battle the Premier League has ever seen, we finally know the three that will go down to the Championship; West Ham, Blackpool and Birmingham.

In what was a dramatic final half an hour to the season, 4 of the 5 teams which could have gone down found themselves in the bottom 3. Only Blackburn managed to avoid finding themselves in that position after a fantastic first half performance which saw them 0-3 up at half time against a worried Wolves. Elsewhere Wigan survived with a less than comfortable 1-0 away win at Stoke, though at times, that might not have been enough.

Blackpool finally gave in, Ian Evatt doing what Manchester United found hard; beat the Blackpool keeper.

Birmingham deserved to go down after a very poor performance at Tottenham, hardly managing a shot on Goal.

So the last day results were;

Aston Villa                 1-0     Liverpool
Bolton                       0-2    Manchester City
Everton                    1-0     Chelsea
Fulham                      2-2    Arsenal
Manchester United     4-2    Blackpool
Newcastle                 3-3    West Brom
Stoke                        0-1   Wigan
Tottenham                2-1    Birmingham
West Ham                 0-3    Sunderland
Wolves                     2-3    Blackburn

A fantastic day of football which leaves the final premier league table of the season looking like this;

Man Utd3880
Man City3871
Aston Villa3848
10 Sunderland3847
11 WBA3847
13 Stoke City3846
14 Bolton3846
15 Blackburn3843
16 Wigan3842
17 Wolves3840
18 Birmingham3839
19 Blackpool3839
20 West Ham3833