Ahad, 17 Mei 2009

Man U wins 3rd Premier League title in a row

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Manchester United has won the Premier League for the third season in a row after a 0-0 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford.
United needed only a point to clinch the title on Saturday, and the result puts the club out of reach of second-place Liverpool, which is seven points behind and has two games to play.
United has now won 11 Premier League titles in the last 17 seasons under manager Alex Ferguson and is tied with Liverpool on 18 in the all-time list of English league champions.
Ferguson now has 25 major trophies since he arrived at the club in 1986 and hopes to make it 26 when United faces Barcelona in the Champions League final on May 27 in Rome.
While powered this season by goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and top-quality performances from strikers Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez, United also had a rock solid defense which led to goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar setting a British record by going 1,311 minutes without conceding a goal.
It had a wobble in April, however, when it lost 4-1 at home to Liverpool and then 2-0 at Fulham before starting a winning streak that pushed it clear of Liverpool, its big northwestern rival.
Liverpool plays last-place West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. The final round of games is next Sunday. - AP

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