Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
As much as $100 million on line in EPL finale
May 11th, 2007 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

As much as $100 million could be on the line when Sheffield United hosts Wigan Athletic at Bramall Lane on Sunday on the final day of the English Premier League season.

Victory will keep the winner up for at least another year, while relegation will cost Wigan, Sheffield United or West Ham, the third team in the danger zone, anywhere between $60 million and $100 million.

If Sheffield wins or draws, it will be safe and Wigan will go down, while three points for Wigan keeps it safe and would leave Sheffield needing West Ham to lose against champion Manchester United at Old Trafford. West Ham could still survive in the unlikely scenario of a narrow defeat combined with Sheffield scoring four or more goals at home.

England's three UEFA Cup spots will also be decided on Sunday.

Everton, which plays at second-place Chelsea, is in the best shape. Tottenham, which is tied with Everton for fifth place after Thursday's 1-1 tie with Blackburn, needs a point against Manchester City to be assured of returning to the UEFA Cup.

Bolton, whose manager Sam Allardyce resigned last week, must beat in red-hot Aston Villa to avoid losing a UEFA Cup berth it appeared to have wrapped up months ago.

Wrapping up a dream first Premier League season, Reading has a shot of playing in Europe next season but must win at Blackburn and hope Spurs loses or Bolton doesn't win. Portsmouth, which hosts Arsenal, is a longshot for the third UEFA Cup spot.

ENGLAND (Premier League)
Sunday:
1. Manchester United (85 pts.) vs. 16t. West Ham (38 pts.) (Fox Soccer Channel, live, 10 am ET).
9. Portsmouth (53 pts.) vs. 3t. Arsenal (67 pts.) (Setanta Sports USA, live, 10 am ET).
10. Blackburn (51 pts.) vs. 8. Reading (54 pts.) (Fox Soccer Channel, delay, 12:30 pm ET).
2. Chelsea (80 pts.) vs. 5t. Everton (57 pts.) (Fox Soccer Channel, delay, 2: 30 pm ET).
16t. Sheffield United (38 pts.) vs. 18. Wigan (35 pts.) (Setanta Sports USA, delay, 3 pm ET).
7. Bolton (55 pts.) vs. 11. Aston Villa (49 pts.) (Setanta Sports USA, delay, 4:45 pm ET).



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Trade Central: Friday's deals    
After two disastrous years in England, Brek Shea is back in MLS, signing with expansion club ...
MLS lines up exciting tripleheader for first Sunday    
MLS will open its 2015 season on March 6 when the defending champion LA Galaxy hosts ...
Video Pick: Alex Meier on Fire     
The leading scorer in the Europe's highest scoring league is a player you may not have ...
What They're Saying: Chris Wondolowski    
"I'm not over it. I'm not sure I'll ever get over it. [Pause] I actually think ...
U.S. U-20s win at San Pedro Sula    
San Pedro Sula is no easy place to play as the USA (2-1 loser in the ...
Press and Lloyd combine for all seven in U.S. win    
After a tie and loss in its first two games at the Torneio Internacional da Brasilia, ...
What They're Saying: Juergen Klopp    
"He took a wrong turn at some point. But everything is back to normal now. He ...
TV Report: MLS expansion teams ink local deals    
As expected, New York City FC has entered into a multi-year agreement with YES Network, while ...
Timbers land Wake's Vidovich to run T2    
The Portland Timbers, who dipped into the college ranks to get head coach Caleb Porter, have ...
Veterans in demand as Re-Entry Draft concludes    
Stage 2 of the 2014 MLS Re-Entry Draft offered up fair doses of everything, as did ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives