Monday, May 09, 2011

European Weekend Review

AC Milan secured the Serie A title and their seven-year wait for the Scudetto is over following a draw at Roma. Barcelona only need one more point to clinch glory in Spain although Cristiano Ronaldo scored four for Real Madrid as they thrashed Sevilla. Twente defied Ajax with a stunning comeback in the Dutch Cup while Marseille lost ground on Lille in France.

Review

England: Premier League Weekend Review, Reports & Analyses

Manchester United are on the verge of a 19th league title after their showdown against Chelsea ended in a 2-1 victory for the home side. The relegation battle at the other end took another twist as West Ham could only manage a 1-1 stalemate with Blackburn, as Wigan and Blackpool also drew. Wolves were the big movers on Sunday as Mick McCarthy's men dragged themselves out of the relegation zone with an emphatic Black Country derby success over West Brom. Elsewhere, Arsenal were well beaten at Stoke while Everton came from behind to triumph over top-four hopefuls Manchester City.

Review

Manchester United 2 - 1 Chelsea
Kevin McCarra at Old Trafford
Richard Jolly at Old Trafford
Richard Williams at Old Trafford
Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

Everton 2 - 1 Manchester City
Tim Rich at Goodison Park

Stoke City 3 - 1 Arsenal
Joe Lovejoy at the Britannia Stadium

Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 1 West Brom
Stuart James at Molineux

Tottenham 1 - 1 Blackpool
Kevin Palmer at White Hart Lane

Blackpool banner taunting Preston North End to be investigated by CAA




The Blackpool supporters' stunt is to be examined to determine whether the low-flying plane breached regulations. The aircraft trailed two banners over the ground, reading: "Poor little Preston enjoy League One" and "We are superior love Blackpool FC."

Redknapp: Bale out for the season

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp does not expect Gareth Bale to play any part in the rest of season after the winger picked up an ankle injury following a challenge from Blackpool's Charlie Adam at the weekend.

The Fifth Official

Few of us like Monday but The Fifth Official does, for it brings with it a chance for him to point the finger and laugh. Here he pulls out the pretty, the puzzling and the downright pig-ugly from a week brimming with potential victims.