Almost there

  • by Matthew O'Greel
  • Saturday, 5th May 2007

West Ham United can still avoid relegation even if they lose to Manchester United at Old Trafford next week.

Wigan's defeat at home to Middlesbrough this afternoon means that anything less than three points at Bramall Lane next weekend will see the Latics relegated - whilst Charlton have to beat both Tottenham (h) and Liverpool (a) to reach 39 points and overtake West Ham.

United took their tally for the season to 38 points with today's 3-1 win over Bolton, although Fulham's 1-0 win over Liverpool today virtually assured the Cottagers' safety.

The other United - Manchester - virtually wrapped up the League title today by beating Manchester City 1-0 at Eastlands this lunchtime.

Alan Curbishley will be hoping that Alex Furguson has his mind on the FA Cup Final when he selects his team for what will hopefully be a meaningless game for the home side.

Today's results

Fulham 1 Liverpool 0
West Ham United 3 Bolton Wanderers 1
Wigan Athletic 0 Middlesbrough 1

Current standings

15 Fulham P37 Pts39 GD -20
16 Sheffield Utd 36 38 -19
17 WEST HAM UTD 37 38 -25
18 Wigan Ath 37 35 -23
19 Charlton Ath 36 33 -24
20 Watford 37 27 -30

Remaining fixtures

Saturday, 5th May
Aston Villa v Sheffield United (playing now, currently 1-0)

Monday, 7th May
Charlton Athletic v Tottenham Hotspur

Sunday, 13th May
Liverpool v Charlton Athletic
Manchester United v WEST HAM UNITED
Middlesbrough v Fulham
Sheffield United v Wigan Athletic

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