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Blackpool and Birmingham relegated in England

Published: Sunday 22 May 2011, 19.00CET
A dramatic final day of the season ended with Blackpool FC and Birmingham City FC joining West Ham United FC in being relegated, while Manchester City FC wrapped up third place.
Blackpool and Birmingham relegated in England
Hugo Rodallega scored the goal which kept Wigan in the Premier League ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 22 May 2011, 19.00CET

Blackpool and Birmingham relegated in England

A dramatic final day of the season ended with Blackpool FC and Birmingham City FC joining West Ham United FC in being relegated, while Manchester City FC wrapped up third place.

Blackpool FC and Birmingham City FC have been relegated from the Premier League on a dramatic final day of the season which was also marked by Manchester City FC finishing third.

Of the five teams in danger of losing their top-flight status at kick-off, Blackpool had the toughest fixture of all, at Manchester United FC. Having gone a goal up, the champions − who finish the campaign unbeaten at home − fell 2-1 behind but recovered to win 4-2. Michael Owen rounded off the scoring at Old Trafford with a neat finish from Anderson's through ball.

League Cup winners Birmingham, meanwhile, started the day outside the bottom three yet succumbed 2-1 at Tottenham Hotspur FC, who have qualified for the UEFA Europa League in fifth. Blackpool and Birmingham finished a point shy of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, beaten 3-2 at home by relegation rivals Blackburn Rovers FC, and three behind Wigan Athletic FC, who hauled themselves out of trouble courtesy of a 1-0 triumph at Stoke City FC.

Elsewhere, Manchester City confirmed their place in the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League group stage with a 2-0 defeat of Bolton Wanderers FC. Arsenal FC, in fourth, drew 2-2 with Fulham FC, who had Zoltán Gera dismissed after 74 minutes.

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Results

English Premier League 2010/11

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

22/05/2011

Man. UnitedMan. United4-2BlackpoolBlackpool

Park Ji-Sung 21, Anderson 62, Evatt 74 (o.g.), Owen 81

Adam 40, Taylor-Fletcher 57

Venue: Manchester

22/05/2011

West HamWest Ham0-3SunderlandSunderland

Zenden 17, Sessegnon 51, Riveros 90+3

Venue: London

22/05/2011

NewcastleNewcastle3-3West BromWest Brom

Taylor 16, Løvenkrands 39, J. Olsson 47 (o.g.)

Tchoyi 62, 71, 90

Venue: Newcastle

22/05/2011

Aston VillaAston Villa1-0LiverpoolLiverpool

Downing 33

Venue: Birmingham

22/05/2011

FulhamFulham2-2ArsenalArsenal

Sidwell 26, Zamora 56

Van Persie 29, Walcott 89

Venue: London

22/05/2011

EvertonEverton1-0ChelseaChelsea

Beckford 74

Venue: Liverpool

22/05/2011

TottenhamTottenham2-1BirminghamBirmingham

Pavlyuchenko 49, 90+3

Gardner 79

Venue: London

22/05/2011

WolvesWolves2-3BlackburnBlackburn

O'Hara 73, Hunt 87

Roberts 22, Emerton 38, Hoilett 45+1

Venue: Wolverhampton

22/05/2011

BoltonBolton0-2Man. CityMan. City

Lescott 43, Džeko 62

Venue: Bolton

22/05/2011

StokeStoke0-1WiganWigan

Rodallega 78

Venue: Stoke

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