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Manchester United champs

By unknown | May 12, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Manchester United retained the Premier League title yesterday when they won 2-0 at Wigan Athletic.

Manchester United retained the Premier League title yesterday when they won 2-0 at Wigan Athletic.

United ended the season on 87 points, two clear of Chelsea, who drew 1-1 at home with Bolton Wanderers after an injury-time Kevin Davies goal for the visitors cancelled out a scrappy effort by half-time substitute Andriy Shevchenko.

It was United's 10th Premier League title and 17th championship.

Everton qualified for the UEFA Cup after their 3-1 home victory over Newcastle United secured fifth place.

Birmingham City and Reading joined Derby County in being relegated after Fulham won 1-0 at Portsmouth to complete an unlikely escape.

In the Manchester-Wigan match Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for United from the spot after 33 minutes following Emmerson Boyce's foul on fit-again Wayne Rooney.

Emile Heskey then wasted Wigan's best chance with a second-half header.

Substitute Ryan Giggs clinched United's Premier League triumph - his 10th - with a cool finish from Rooney's pass 10 minutes from time.

It sent manager Sir Alex Ferguson dancing down the touchline in the rain at the JJB Stadium in triumph.

And the thousands of Manchester United supporters inside the stadium celebrated a second successive title as Giggs lifted the Premier League trophy.

Ferguson will now turn his attentions to winning an elusive double when United face Chelsea in the Champions League final in Moscow on 21 May.


Birmingham City 4, Blackburn Rovers 1; Chelsea 1, Bolton Wanderers 1; Derby County 0, Reading 4; Everton 3, Newcastle United 1; Middlesbrough 8, Manchester City 1; Portsmouth 0, Fulham 1; Sunderland 0, Arsenal 1; Tottenham Hotspur 0, Liverpool 2; West Ham United 2, Aston Villa 2; Wigan Athletic 0, Manchester United 2. - BBC


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