Chelsea defeated Everton 2-1 at home to clinch third place in English soccer’s Premier League while Arsenal’s 1-0 victory at Newcastle allowed the Gunners to grab the final Champions League spot.
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.
Hull City earned promotion back to English soccer’s Premier League after a three-year absence following a 2-2 draw with Cardiff City.
Hull City earned promotion to English soccer’s Premier League after drawing 2-2 with Cardiff City.
Hull was denied promotion to English soccer’s Premier League by losing 2-0 at Barnsley.
Cardiff City will play in English soccer’s top division for the first time in 51 years next season after securing promotion to the Premier League with a 0-0 home draw against Charlton.
Cardiff City clinched the title in English soccer’s Championship with a 1-1 draw against Burnley.
West Ham, relegated from the Premier League last season, suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Cardiff City today on its return to English soccer’s second-tier Championship.
Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-0 to reach the semifinals of English soccer’s Carling Cup, while a late Sergio Aguero goal gave Manchester City a 1-0 win at Arsenal.
Crystal Palace, which plays in the second-tier Championship, upset four-time champion Manchester United 2-1 to reach the semifinals of soccer’s Carling Cup.