9 May 2010

ARSENAL 4 (Arshavin 21, Van Persie 26, Baird 37 og, Vela 84)

Arsenal secured third place with a comfortable win against Europa League finalists Fulham. An error from keeper Mark Schwarzer gifted the Gunners the lead as he miss-controlled a back pass from Chris Baird, allowing Andrey Arshavin to round him and score from a tricky angle. Robin Van Persie then collected a pass from Theo Walcott and scored at the second attempt after his initial effort had been saved and after the break Baird diverted Walcott's cross into his own net. Carlos Vela wrapped it up with a lovely chipped finish from Samir Nasri's pass.

Attendance : 60,039
Assists : n/a, n/a, n/a, Nasri

BLACKBURN 1 (Dunne 84 og)

Aston Villa ended with a disappointing home defeat against Blackburn. The only goal came late when Martin Olsson's cross was nodded into his own net by Richard Dunne under pressure from Junior Hoillett.

Attendance : 41,799
Assist : n/a

BOLTON 2 (Davies 33, Klasnic 60)
BIRMINGHAM 1 (McFadden 77)

Bolton finished on a high with a narrow win against Birmingham who will probably be pleased with a top half place. Bolton went ahead when Kevin Davies headed in Paul Robinson's free kick and on the hour, Vladimir Weiss set up Ivan Klasnic to double the lead. Birmingham found a way back when Zat Knight fouled Christian Benitez and although the Birmingham striker saw his spot kick saved, James McFadden bundled in the rebound.

Attendance : 22,863
Assists : Robinson (fk), Weiss, n/a

BURNLEY 4 (Elliott 42, Cork 54, Paterson 71, Thompson 88)
TOTTENHAM 2 (Bale 3, Modric 32)

Spurs ended their successful campaign with a whimper as they blew a two goal lead at relegated Burnley. It began swimmingly for the visitors as Gareth Bale converted Aaron Lennon's cross and then Luka Modric crashed home the second after being found by Bale. Just before the break, Wade Elliott scored from Steven Fletcher's flick and Burnley levelled early in the second half when Jack Cort headed in Martin Paterson's cross. Paterson gave Burnley the lead after good work from Fletcher before Steven Thompson confirmed the win late on by touching in Elliott's strike.

Attendance : 21,161
Assists : Lennon, Bale (ck), Fletcher, Paterson, Fletcher, Elliot

CHELSEA 8 (Anelka 6, Lampard 32 Pen, Kalou 54, Anelka 56, Drogba 63, Drogba 68 Pen, Drogba 80, A Cole 90)

Chelsea are Premier League Champions 2009-2010 after sweeping aside Wigan at Stamford Bridge. Needing only a win to clinch the title, they eased any nerves early when Florent Malouda chested the ball down for Nik Anelka to volley in from close range. On the half hour, Frank Lampard was hauled down by Gary Caldwell which saw a penalty awarded, and converted by Lampard, and Caldwell sent off. They entered celebration mode after the break as the lead was doubled with two quick fire goals as Lampard set up Salomon Kalou to take a touch and roll the ball in to make it three and then Anelka volleyed in at the far post from a cross by Branislav Ivanovic. Didier Drogba, who earlier threw a 15 minute paddy after not being allowed to take the penalty, got on the scoresheet with a far post header after his initial overhead kick had been well saved only for Lampard to keep the ball alive. It was the first of three in 17 minutes for Drogba as he then thumped in a penalty off the post after Mario Melchiot had fouled Ashley Cole and completed his hat trick from close in after Joe Cole's effort had been saved. Ashley Cole added the coup de grace in the final minute with a stinging volley from Joe Cole's cross.

Attendance : 41,383
Red Card : Caldwell 31 (Wigan)
Assists : Malouda, Lampard (won pen), Lampard, Ivanovic, Lampard, A Cole (won pen), n/a, J Cole

EVERTON 1 (Bilyaletdinov 94)

Bottom club Portsmouth ended their season to forget by losing at Everton thanks to a stunning last minute goal. Pompey were a tad unlucky to have a close range tap in by Anthony Vanden Borre ruled out for offside and with a draw looking certain, Everton won it in the dying seconds as Diniyar Bilyaletdinov's first time curler flew into the top corner from 25 yards having been set up by Johnny Heitinga.

Attendance : 38,730
Assist : Heitinga


Liverpool's season of under-achievement ended predictably with a goalless draw at relegated Hull. Liverpool did come close to grabbing a win with both Alberto Aquilani and Steven Gerrard hitting the woodwork.

Attendance : 25,030
Assists : n/a

MANCHESTER UNITED 4 (Fletcher 31, Giggs 38, Higginbotham 54 og, Park 84)

Man United did what they had to do by beating Stoke but only finish second after Chelsea's win against Wigan. United had it won by the interval once Darren Fletcher slotted in after Nemanja Vidic's header took a couple of ricochets and then Ryan Giggs doubled the lead with a first time shot from Dimitar Berbatov's cross. Another own goal made it three as Danny Higginbotham netted in off the bar from Wayne Rooney's cross before Ji-Sung Park wrapped up their season with a header from a Giggs corner.

Attendance : 75,316
Assists : n/a, Berbatov, n/a, Nani

WEST HAM 1 (Boa Morte 17)
MANCHESTER CITY 1 (Wright-Phillips 21)

Honours even between West Ham and Man City as both clubs look ahead to next season. Both goals came in a five minute spell in the first half as Luis Boa Morte collected Alessandro Diamanti's pass before chipping in only for Shaun Wright-Phillips to equalise with an unlikely header from Adam Johnson's cross.

Attendance : 34,989
Assists : Diamanti, Johnson

WOLVES 2 (Doyle 10 Pen, Guedioura 78)
SUNDERLAND 1 (Craddock 8 og)

Wolves finished eight points above the drop zone as they came from behind to beat Sunderland who ended with nine men. The visitors went ahead as Kieron Richardson teed up Kenwyne Jones to score from the edge of the area, aided by a big deflection. Wolves levelled almost straight away when Matt Jarvis was fouled by Alan Hutton and Kevin Doyle made no mistake from the penalty spot. Wolves won it late on through Adlene Guedioura who did well to collect Roland Zubar's cross and firing home. It then all fell apart for Sunderland as Michael Turner collected a second yellow for a foul on Jarvis and then sub Jack Collback clattered into Zubar to pick up his second yellow in nine minutes.

Attendance : 28,971
Red Cards : Turner 83 (Sunderland), Collback 94 (Sunderland)
Assists : n/a, Jarvis (won pen), Zubar

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