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United on brink of title after beating Chelsea

Published: Sunday 8 May 2011, 19.00CET
Manchester United FC edged closer to their 19th English title with a 2-1 victory against defending champions Chelsea FC, after third-placed Arsenal FC lost 3-1 at Stoke City FC.
United on brink of title after beating Chelsea
Nemanja Vidić celebrates scoring United's second goal against Chelsea ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 8 May 2011, 19.00CET

United on brink of title after beating Chelsea

Manchester United FC edged closer to their 19th English title with a 2-1 victory against defending champions Chelsea FC, after third-placed Arsenal FC lost 3-1 at Stoke City FC.

Manchester United FC moved to within a point of their 19th English crown with a 2-1 victory against title rivals Chelsea FC at Old Trafford.

Javier Hernández put United ahead inside 40 seconds with his 13th goal of the season before Nemanja Vidić doubled the lead midway through the first half. Frank Lampard responded for Chelsea on 68 minutes, but despite a spell of late pressure from the visitors, United held on for the win. Sir Alex Ferguson's side are now six points clear at the top of the table and need just one point against Blackburn Rovers FC on Saturday to seal the title.

Stoke City FC prepared for next weekend's FA Cup final in perfect fashion as they defeated Arsenal FC 3-1. Kenwyne Jones and Jermaine Pennant gave the hosts a 2-0 lead at the break before Robin van Persie halved the deficit, but Jonathan Walters' 12th goal in all competitions this term then sealed the win for the Potters. At the bottom, a Steven Fletcher double helped Wolverhampton Wanderers FC beat West Bromwich Albion FC 3-1 to lift the Midlands club into 17th place.

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Results

English Premier League 2010/11

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

08/05/2011

Man. UnitedMan. United2-1ChelseaChelsea

Hernández 1, Vidić 23

Lampard 68

Venue: Manchester

08/05/2011

StokeStoke3-1ArsenalArsenal

Jones 28, Pennant 40, Walters 82

Van Persie 81

Venue: Stoke

08/05/2011

WolvesWolves3-1West BromWest Brom

Guedioura 28, S. Fletcher 15, 47

Odemwingie 54 (p)

Venue: Wolverhampton

07/05/2011

TottenhamTottenham1-1BlackpoolBlackpool

Defoe 89

Adam 76 (p)

Venue: London

07/05/2011

EvertonEverton2-1Man. CityMan. City

Distin 65, Osman 72

Yaya Touré 28

Venue: Liverpool

07/05/2011

BoltonBolton1-2SunderlandSunderland

Klasnić 87

Zenden 45+1, Muntari 90+3

Venue: Bolton

07/05/2011

West HamWest Ham1-1BlackburnBlackburn

Hitzlsperger 78

Roberts 12

Venue: London

07/05/2011

Aston VillaAston Villa1-1WiganWigan

Young 17

N'Zogbia 10

Venue: Birmingham

07/05/2011

NewcastleNewcastle2-1BirminghamBirmingham

Ameobi 36 (p), Taylor 43

Bowyer 45

Venue: Newcastle

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