Wigan Athletic became the first F.A. Cup winner to be relegated from English soccer’s elite division in the same season after losing 4-1 at Arsenal, which regained control of the race for a Champions League place.
Rio Ferdinand scored a late winner as Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United team beat Swansea 2-1 in his last home game as manager. There were also victories for Tottenham, Everton, Liverpool and Newcastle.
Rio Ferdinand scored a late winner as Alex Ferguson saw his Manchester United team beat Swansea 2-1 in his last home match as manager. Elsewhere there were wins for Tottenham, Everton, Liverpool and Newcastle.
Tottenham came from behind to tie 2-2 at Chelsea in English soccer’s Premier League, though missed the chance to move into the top four as three teams fight for the remaining two Champions League spots.
Wigan Athletic’s chances of avoiding demotion from English soccer’s Premier League were dented by a 3-2 home loss against Swansea, while Manchester City sealed a top-three finish by beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0.
Aston Villa and Wigan both won away matches today to help their fight to avoid relegation from English soccer’s Premier League, as Arsenal and Tottenham improved their chances of qualifying for the Champions League.