We are champions

Manchester United Champions

What an afternoon of Premiership football. We beat Chelsea to the title and are the champions for the 17th time. What an amazing season it is turning out for us. Before the game Wigan promised that they will be a tough nut to crack and that’s what happened in the opening minutes. They started well and we looked a bit nervous in the opening minutes. Even the return of Rooney and Vidic were not enough as Wigan played well in a closely contested first half. Scholes got a booking for a challenge on Palacios before Boyce wasted a decent chance for Wigan. We were lucky not to concede a penalty when Koumas’s shot appeared to be blocked by Ferdinand’s arm. But Rooney got a penalty when he was tripped by Boyce and Ronaldo made no mistake from the spot to score his 41st goal of the campaign.

_44645799_ferg_gett Scholes was lucky not have been sent off for a foul on Palacios. It looked like he was going to get a red card but the referee was lenient. In the second half we got confident and started creating chances with Ronaldo testing Kirkland from 30 yards with a free kick. Wigan also got there share of luck in the 52nd minute when Scholes was fouled by Bramble in the box but the referee didn’t give a penalty. Kirkland then prevented us from getting that second goal as he saved well from a Rooney drive. He was Wigan’s hero again as he brilliantly saved Tevez’s deflected shot. Then there was news of Chelsea leading against Bolton. Now it was just a question of getting a goal. Wigan’s goal would have meant title loss while United’s goal would have secured them the title. My heart nearly stopped beating when Heskey headed inches wide from a free kick. But it was the veteran Ryan Giggs that saved the day. Rooney delivered a clever pass to Giggs who calmly slotted past Kirkland to secure the title for United. Even though he has played less games for United, this goal was the most important. And then Bolton too equalized against Chelsea and the we were the champions.

In the other matches, Fulham scored a late goal to beat Portsmouth 1 – 0 and ensure there survival. Fulham’s survival meant that Birmingham and Reading got relegated to the championship despite there impressive wins. Everton secured there UEFA cup spot with a 3-1 victory over Newcastle. Aston Villa drew 2-2 with West Ham but earned an Inter Toto cup spot after Blackburn lost to Birmingham. Liverpool defeated Spurs 2-0 in a dull game. Manchester City got thrashed 8 – 1 by Middlesbrough while Arsenal eneded there season with a 1-0 win over Sunderland.

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