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Manchester United hold on to title

Manchester United clinched the Premier League crown over rivals Chelsea after beating Wigan Athletic 2-0 on the last day of the season. At the bottom of the table, Fulham stay in the top flight while Birmingham bid farewell to the Premiership.

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Manchester United retained the Premier League title on Sunday when they won 2-0 at Wigan Athletic with a first-half Cristiano Ronaldo penalty and a goal by substitute Ryan Giggs.

 

United ended the season on 87 points, two clear of Chelsea, who drew 1-1 at home with Bolton Wanderers after an injury-time Kevin Davies goal for the visitors cancelled out a scrappy effort by halftime substitute Andriy Shevchenko.

 

It was United's 10th Premier League title and 17th championship in all and they will now go for a double when they face Chelsea in the Champions League final on May 21.

 

Everton qualified for the UEFA Cup after their 3-1 home victory over Newcastle United secured fifth place.

 

Birmingham City and Reading joined Derby County in being relegated after Fulham won 1-0 at Portsmouth to complete an unlikely escape.

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