Blackburn Rovers was relegated from English soccer’s Premier League after losing 1-0 at home to Wigan Athletic, which secured its top-flight status.
Manchester United scored twice in the last nine minutes to win 2-0 at Blackburn and extend its Premier League soccer lead to five points over Manchester City with seven games remaining.
Blackburn Rovers top scorer Yakubu called on fans to get behind the team and not protest its Indian owners ahead of today’s game against Aston Villa.
Manchester United won its record 19th English soccer championship today with a 1-1 tie at Blackburn.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Chelsea and Arsenal scored late goals to win and keep their places at the top of English soccer’s Premier League.
Bolton won 2-1 at Blackburn to move off the bottom of English soccer’s Premier League and leave its local rival in last place, while Wolves and Norwich drew 2-2.
Blackburn beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 today at Ewood Park to climb to seventh in English soccer’s Premier League.
Blackburn defeated Arsenal 4-3 for its first win of the season in English soccer’s Premier League.
An Indian-born businessman who’s in talks about buying Blackburn Rovers says he’d invest 100 million pounds ($156 million) in new talent to turn the Premier League soccer club into “a top team.”