These were the last fixtures in the Round 25 of this season's English Premier League:
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 West Bromwich Albion 5
This match was played at Moleniuex as 18th placed Wolves faced 15th placed West Brom.
Striker Peter Odemwingie opened the scoring after 35 minutes for the away side. Forward Stephen Fletcher scored his 10th goal of the season to level just before half-time in the 45th minute. Midfielder Jonas Olsson made it 2-1 to West Brom after 65 minutes and Odemwingie added his second of the match thirteen minutes later (78th) to make it 3-1. New signing Keith Andrews made it 4-1 in the 85th minute, before Odemwingie completed his hat-trick in the 89th minute to cap off a great performance by the away side.
|Nigerian striker Peter Odemwingie celebrating scoring his hat-trick against Wolves.|
Manchester City 1 Aston Villa 0
This match was played at The Ethiad as 2nd placed City faced 14th placed Aston Villa. If Villa won, they would shoot up to 11th while City were chasing rivals United who were ahead of them (by only 1 point).
This game was a very cagey affair with 20 fouls for both sides and 26 shots between them (on and off target) but defender Joleon Lescott finally broke the deadlock for the home side after 63 minutes. This was how the match finished so City took a slender 1-0 win and move above United into 1st, two points ahead while Aston Villa drop down to 15th place only seven points above relegation....
|Joleon Lescott scoring the only goal of the match for Manchester City against Aston Villa in the 63rd minute.|
Did not really look that good on paper, but with seven goals between them, they were two interesting matches.
Good.... it was a silly decision that took all eyes away from the match....
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will receive a formal approach to take over as England manager from the FA within the next few days after former manager Fabio Capello resigned on Wednesday.
Dilemma for Redknapp.... Spurs or England!?!?
Winger Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year extension to his Manchester United contract in a deal that will see the Welshman complete his 21st season as a first-team player.
A brilliant achievement for anyone, and he is still super-fit and essential to United's plans at 37 years of age.
American side New York Red Bulls have confirmed that striker Thierry Henry will not be allowed to extend his loan spell at Arsenal.
Sad news for The Gunners, as the legend was needed in their short-term future.... what does this mean now?
Andre Villas-Boas has said that yesterday's 2-0 defeat to Everton is Chelsea's worst display of the season.
What does this mean for Chelsea? Are they going to sack AVB (like everyone else who has tried and failed)?
Are they even going to qualify for the Champions League with Arsenal and Liverpool strong candidates?