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Arsenal pip Tottenham to fourth place

Published: Sunday 19 May 2013, 19.06CET
Arsenal FC edged a 1-0 win at Newcastle United FC and pipped Tottenham Hotspur FC – who overcame Sunderland AFC by the same scoreline – to the final UEFA Champions League spot.

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Published: Sunday 19 May 2013, 19.06CET

Arsenal pip Tottenham to fourth place

Arsenal FC edged a 1-0 win at Newcastle United FC and pipped Tottenham Hotspur FC – who overcame Sunderland AFC by the same scoreline – to the final UEFA Champions League spot.

Arsenal FC have filled England's final UEFA Champions League berth after edging a nervy 1-0 win at Newcastle United FC, while closest pursuers Tottenham Hotspur FC prevailed by the same scoreline against Sunderland AFC.

The Gunners began the day a point clear of their north London rivals in fourth place and needed a victory to be sure of maintaining that lead. Laurent Koscielny put them ahead seven minutes after the break, volleying in from close range, but the tension mounted in the closing moments – particularly after Gareth Bale found the net a minute from time at White Hart Lane.

Meanwhile, third-place finishers Chelsea FC followed up their UEFA Europa League triumph in midweek by defeating Everton FC 2-1, Fernando Torres notching the winner. As for Sir Alex Ferguson, he signed off as Manchester United FC boss with an extraordinary 5-5 draw at West Bromwich Albion FC, his team having led 3-0 and 5-2.

Jamie Carragher was another man saying his goodbyes, and the defender captained Liverpool FC to a 1-0 victory against Queens Park Rangers FC in his final game before retiring, while Manchester City FC lost 3-2 at home to Norwich City FC and Fulham FC triumphed 3-0 at Swansea City AFC.

West Ham United FC also flexed their goalscoring muscles as Kevin Nolan hit a hat-trick in a 4-2 defeat of Reading. In Sunday's other games, Aston Villa FC came from behind to draw 2-2 at Wigan Athletic FC and Stoke City FC held Southampton FC 1-1.

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English Premier League 2012/13

Last updated: 01/07/2013 21:17 CET


WiganWigan2-2Aston VillaAston Villa

Boyce 20, Baker 45+3 (o.g.)

Bent 5, Vlaar 60

Venue: Wigan



Lambert 57

Crouch 47

Venue: Southampton



Kacaniklic 22, Berbatov 77, Emanuelson 90+3

Venue: Swansea



Bale 89

Venue: London


West BromWest Brom5-5Man. UnitedMan. United

Morrison 40, Lukaku 50, 80, 86, Mulumbu 81

Kagawa 6, J. Olsson 9 (o.g.), Büttner 30, Van Persie 53, Hernández 63

Venue: West Bromwich



Juan Mata 7, Torres 76

S. Naismith 14

Venue: London



Coutinho 23

Venue: Liverpool


West HamWest Ham4-2ReadingReading

Nolan 23, 79, 87, Ricardo Vaz Té 34

McCleary 53, Le Fondre 55

Venue: London


Man. CityMan. City2-3NorwichNorwich

Rodwell 29, 59

Pilkington 26, Holt 54, Howson 65

Venue: Manchester



Koscielny 52

Venue: Newcastle

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