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Chelsea not yet home and dry

Published: Sunday 2 May 2010, 20.00CET
The Premier League title race will go down to next weekend's final round after Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC both recorded victories to maintain the Blues' one-point lead.
Chelsea not yet home and dry
Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba were both on target at Anfield ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 2 May 2010, 20.00CET

Chelsea not yet home and dry

The Premier League title race will go down to next weekend's final round after Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC both recorded victories to maintain the Blues' one-point lead.

Chelsea FC prevailed 2-0 at Liverpool FC but are still not assured of the Premier League title as Manchester United FC beat Sunderland AFC 1-0 to stay just a point adrift of the leaders ahead of next weekend's final round of fixtures.

The Blues had opened up a four-point lead early in the day with a win at Anfield that ended the hosts' hopes of a top-four finish. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's under-hit back pass was to blame for Chelsea's opener on 33 minutes, Didier Drogba stealing in for his 26th league goal of the season, and Frank Lampard then took his personal tally to 21 when he connected with Nicolas Anelka's cross nine minutes after half-time to rubber-stamp the victory.

That result meant United needed to follow suit to preserve any serious chance of a fourth successive championship. Wayne Rooney's return from injury was timely for Sir Alex Ferguson's side, but it was Nani who did the damage in the north east, adding the final touches to a flowing move that came on 28 minutes. Ryan Giggs and Dimitar Berbatov were both denied by the woodwork during a game in which Sunderland struggled to threaten.

In the day's other game, UEFA Europa League finalists Fulham FC followed up their midweek win against Hamburger SV with a 3-2 success against fellow Londoners West Ham United FC.

Last updated: 02/05/10 20.30CET

Results

English Premier League 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 02/07/2011 05:02 CET

01/05/2011

Man. CityMan. City2-1West HamWest Ham

N. De Jong 10, Zabaleta 15

Ba 33

Venue: Manchester

01/05/2011

ArsenalArsenal1-0Man. UnitedMan. United

Ramsey 56

Venue: London

01/05/2011

BirminghamBirmingham1-1WolvesWolves

S. Larsson 27

S. Fletcher 7 (p)

Venue: Birmingham

01/05/2011

LiverpoolLiverpool3-0NewcastleNewcastle

Maxi Rodríguez 10, Kuyt 59 (p), Suárez 65

Venue: Liverpool

30/04/2011

ChelseaChelsea2-1TottenhamTottenham

Lampard 45, Kalou 89

Sandro 19

Venue: London

30/04/2011

BlackburnBlackburn1-0BoltonBolton

M. Olsson 20

Venue: Blackburn

30/04/2011

West BromWest Brom2-1Aston VillaAston Villa

Odemwingie 60, Mulumbu 84

Méïté 4 (o.g.)

Venue: West Bromwich

30/04/2011

BlackpoolBlackpool0-0StokeStoke

Venue: Blackpool

30/04/2011

SunderlandSunderland0-3FulhamFulham

Kakuta 33, Davies 61, 73

Venue: Sunderland

30/04/2011

WiganWigan1-1EvertonEverton

N'Zogbia 21

Baines 78 (p)

Venue: Wigan

Standings

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