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Hernández header sinks resolute Everton

Published: Saturday 23 April 2011, 18.02CET
Manchester United FC require seven points from their final four matches to win a record 19th English top-flight crown after Javier Hernández scored the only goal against Everton FC.
Hernández header sinks resolute Everton
Javier Hernández heads in the only goal of the game at Old Trafford ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 23 April 2011, 18.02CET

Hernández header sinks resolute Everton

Manchester United FC require seven points from their final four matches to win a record 19th English top-flight crown after Javier Hernández scored the only goal against Everton FC.

A late header from Javier Hernández broke the resistance of Everton FC and kept Manchester United FC six points clear at the top of the Premier League, after Chelsea FC also won.

United were frustrated for long periods by a combination of saves from their former goalkeeper, Tim Howard, and a defence ably marshalled by Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka. However, with six minutes left, Hernández − as he has done on several occasions this season − popped up with the winner, heading in Antonio Valencia's deflected cross to the far post.

The result means Sir Alex Ferguson's team need seven points from their last four games to be assured of a record 19th English top-flight title. Chelsea, in second, trimmed United's lead by defeating lowly West Ham United FC 3-0. Frank Lampard (44), Fernando Torres – his first goal for the Blues (84) – and Florent Malouda's (90+3) effort sealed a seventh win in eight league matches for Carlo Ancelotti's side.

Elsewhere, Maxi Rodríguez scored a hat-trick as Liverpool FC overwhelmed Birmingham City FC 5-0 at Anfield. Sunderland AFC were also big winners, 4-2 against third-bottom Wigan Athletic FC − their first victory in ten.

The rest of the games − Aston Villa FC against Stoke City FC, Blackpool FC v Newcastle United FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC versus West Bromwich Albion FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC- Fulham FC − were drawn.

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Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

23/04/2011

ChelseaChelsea3-0West HamWest Ham

Lampard 44, Torres 84, Malouda 90+3

Venue: London

23/04/2011

WolvesWolves1-1FulhamFulham

S. Fletcher 22

A. Johnson 80

Venue: Wolverhampton

23/04/2011

LiverpoolLiverpool5-0BirminghamBirmingham

Kuyt 23, Maxi Rodríguez 7, 66, 73, J. Cole 86

Venue: Liverpool

23/04/2011

Aston VillaAston Villa1-1StokeStoke

Bent 43

Jones 20

Venue: Birmingham

23/04/2011

SunderlandSunderland4-2WiganWigan

Gyan 55, Sessegnon 73 (p), Henderson 66, 76

Diame 52, Di Santo 90

Venue: Sunderland

23/04/2011

TottenhamTottenham2-2West BromWest Brom

Pavlyuchenko 27, Defoe 66

Odemwingie 5, Cox 81

Venue: London

23/04/2011

BlackpoolBlackpool1-1NewcastleNewcastle

Campbell 32

Løvenkrands 17

Venue: Blackpool

23/04/2011

Man. UnitedMan. United1-0EvertonEverton

Hernández 84

Venue: Manchester

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