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Blackburn make Arsenal wait

Published: Monday 3 May 2010, 18.36CET
Arsenal FC failed to rubber-stamp third place in the Premier League as they surrendered the lead to lose 2-1 at Blackburn Rovers FC on a day when Hull City AFC were relegated.
Blackburn make Arsenal wait
Christopher Samba (centre) heads in Blackburn's winner ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 3 May 2010, 18.36CET

Blackburn make Arsenal wait

Arsenal FC failed to rubber-stamp third place in the Premier League as they surrendered the lead to lose 2-1 at Blackburn Rovers FC on a day when Hull City AFC were relegated.

Tottenham Hotspur FC can still catch Arsenal FC in third place after their north London rivals succumbed 2-1 at Blackburn Rovers FC.

Arsenal are still five points clear in third but Spurs, who face fellow top-four hopefuls Manchester City FC on Wednesday, still have two fixtures remaining. Robin van Persie put Arsenal in front at Ewood Park with a header (13) that marked his first goal since returning from a five-month injury lay-off.

Rovers, though, stood firm and  drew level two minutes before half-time when David Dunn tapped in after the visitors failed to clear a corner. It was a similar story for Sam Allardyce's side's winner, Christopher Samba this time nodding in on 68 minutes. Arsène Wenger's charges have now lost three of their last four league games ahead of their final fixture against UEFA Europa League finalists Fulham FC on Sunday.

In the day's other game, Wigan Athletic FC drew 2-2 with Hull City AFC, a result which confirmed the latter's relegation. Victor Moses (30) gave Wigan the lead after cutting inside and placing a shot into the corner via the foot of the far post. Hull turned the game around thanks to two of their youngsters, first debutant Will Atkinson (42) headed the Tigers level before Mark Cullen (64) nodded the visitors in front from close range. Steve Gohouri's added-time equaliser, however, denied Hull a first away win in the league since a 1-0 victory at Fulham FC on 4 March 2009.

Last updated: 04/05/10 18.24CET

Results

English Premier League 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 02/07/2011 04:45 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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