Glory, Glory Man United!
The title race has come to an end, as the leaders ensured that the chasers will not be able to catch up with them, leaving a game to spare.
Manchester United were taking on the indomitable Arsenal at Old Trafford knowing that a draw would be enough to claim yet another title that would add even more shine to a crest that has been glowing radiantly for many years. The game was a bit of a stalemate, as both teams cancelled each other out through most of the game. Van Persie and Rooney came close to hitting home during the first forty five minutes, while Fabregas hit the post in the second half and almost gave the Gunners as well as the Merseysiders something to cheer about. However, the cheer never came, and neither side managed to get the all important winning goal. As the referee blew the whistle, wild celebrations filled the stadium, since a point earned from this game meant that Liverpool would not be able to catch up with the Red Devils, thereby assuring the red half of Manchester yet another Premier League title.
Over at St.James’ Park, Newcastle United took a blow that may prove to be fatal in their push to retain their status as a top flight team. A lone goal by Kamara sealed the game, as Fulham walked away with all three points. The Magpies will travel to Villa Park next week in the knowledge that even a victory will not assure them of a place in the seventeen teams that will grace the great green next season. However, the desperation will be at an all time high, since their relegation rivals Hull City and Sunderland will be playing Manchester United and Chelsea respectively. Both teams will be expected to lose their encounter with the big players in the league, but a relegation inspired performance may provide the pivotal push needed to survive. In any case, it will be an extremely dramatic final week at the foot of the league, where tactics and emotions will have found an all time high.
Here are the results:
Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal
Bolton 1-1 Hull City
Everton 3-1 West Ham United
Middlesbrough 1-1 Aston Villa
Newcastle United 0-1 Fulham
Stoke City 2-0 Wigan Athletic
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Manchester City