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May 5 2008 Soccer Newsletter

English Premier League update:

Man Utd 4 - West Ham 1
(HT 3-1)
Ronaldo 3
Ronaldo 24
Tevez 26
Carrick 59
Ashton 28
Ronaldo 61
Neill 37
McCartney 39
Zamora 66
Sent off:
Nani 37

Manchester United won on Saturday, putting the Premier League title one step closer to their grasp.

1 Man Utd 37 56 84
2 Chelsea 36 37 81
3 Arsenal 37 42 80
4 Liverpool 37 37 73
5 Everton 37 20 62
6 Aston Villa 37 20 59
7 Blackburn 37 5 58

Chelsea play at Newcastle United today.

If Chelsea lose or fail to win, then the League title will almost certainly be going to Manchester United, with only 1 more match to play.

The relegation battle is still undecided and will go down to the wire.

Fulham won, but still need more points to be safe. With Derby already relegated, the final 2 positions could be any of Fulham, Birmingham, or Reading with Bolton also in danger, but a 2-0 victory against Sunderland on Saturday helped their cause.

16 Bolton 37 -18 36
17 Fulham 37 -23 33
18 Reading 37 -29 33
19 Birmingham 37 -19 32
20 Derby 37 -65 11

Middlesbrough won 2-0 against Portsmouth and secured Premier League status.

The second tier of English football (the Championship) has concluded, and it finished as follows.

Promoted: West Brom, Stoke

Congratulations to WEST BROMWICH ALBION and STOKE CITY, on promotion to the Premier League.

The final promotion place will go to the winner of the play offs.

Play-offs: Hull, Bristol City, Crystal Palace, Watford

Relegated: Leicester, Scunthorpe, Colchester


Arsenal Ladies play Leeds United today in the FA CUP Final at the CITY GROUND Nottingham.

League Champions Arsenal will be looking to do the double.

Leeds will be looking to avenge last years League Cup final when they lost to the Gunners.

You can look forward to a full match report on after the match.


REAL MADRID Win the Spanish League:

Real Madrid retained their league title after a dramatic 2-1 victory at Osasuna.

This is a record breaking 31st league title.


BAYERN MUNICH secured their 21st German league title, & completed a domestic double for the third time in four seasons.

Ottmar Hitzfeld was delighted with the after the Bavarians secured a 21st Bundesliga title with a 0-0 draw at Wolfsburg.

Bayern have now clinched the German double under the legendary coach, who also led them to the same success in 2001.

Hitzfeld will take charge of Switzerland after Euro 2008, and Jurgen Klinsmann will take over the reigns at Bayern.

Ottmar Hitzfeld:
"It’s been a unique season, because expectations were so high. The club spent heavily, so the pressure was immense, but winning the league makes it all worthwhile,"

You can look forward to full match reports and a review of the Major European leagues on Soccer.BellaOnline in the coming days and weeks as well as an in depth look at summer transfers.

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