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Manchester celebrates double
May 15th, 2011 1:22AM
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[EUROPEAN RACES] It was a big day for Manchester teams. United clinched the 2011 English Premier League title -- surpassing Liverpool with its 19th English league title -- with its 1-1 tie at Blackburn Rovers, while City captured the FA Cup with a 1-0 win over Stoke City. For video highlights of both games and updates on the major races ...

ENGLAND (37 games -- 1 game to play)
Wayne Rooney converted the penalty kick that gave United the point it needed to clinch and he celebrated afterward by shaving the number "19" into his chest and posting a photograph of it on Twitter.

The victory over Stoke at Wembley ended a 35-year trophy wait for City fans.

West Ham was relegated and one point separates the next five teams above the Hammers in one of the EPL's tightest relegation races ever.

Title Race:
77 Man. United (clinched title)
71 Chelsea
67 Arsenal
65 Man. City (36 games)
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Relegation:
40 Blackburn
40 Wolves
39 Birmingham
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39 Blackpool
39 Wigan
33 West Ham (relegated)


Man. United-Blackburn Rovers-Man. United:



Man. City-Stoke City Highlights:


FRANCE (36 games -- 2 games to play)
Leader Lille won the French Cup with a 1-0 win over Paris St. Germain on Polish international Ludovic Obraniak's free kick in the last minute. It was Lille's first trophy in 46 years.

Lille has a three-point lead on Marseille and a game in hand.

Title Race:
69 Lille (35 games)
66 Marseille
59 Lyon (35 games)
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58 Paris St. Germain (35 games)
56 Rennes
Relegation:
44 Valenciennes
44 Toulouse
44 Caen 
43 Nice
42 Brest (35 games)
42 Nancy
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41 Monaco
35 Lens
17 Arles-Avignon (relegated)

GERMANY (season over)
Borussia Moenchengladbach's bid to avoid relegation is alive. After winning three games in a row, it tied tied Hamburg, 1-1, and finished in 16th place and will face Bochum in a playoff series.

Ricardo Clark's Eintracht Frankfurt was relegated when it lost, 3-1, at champion Borussia Dortmund. St. Pauli had already been relegated.

Hertha Berlin and Augsburg have won promotion from the Second Division.

Title Race:
72 Borussia Dortmund (clinched title)
68 Bayer Leverkusen
65 Bayern Munich  
Relegation:
36 Bor. M'gladbach
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34 Ein. Frankfurt (relegated)
29 St. Pauli (relegated)

ITALY (37 games -- 1 game to play)
A 0-0 tie at Roma was enough for AC Milan to wrap up its 18th Sudetto -- but first in seven seasons -- on Saturday night.

Milan leads defending champion Inter Milan by six points with two games and has won the tiebreaker (head-to-head results).

“We deserve to win the title," said Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri. "We’ve stuck at it with determination. Clearly, that derby win [3-0 over Inter Milan in April], which saw us stretch our lead over Inter [that had been reduced from 13 points to two], was the decisive moment in the season."

Title Race:
81 AC Milan (clinched title)

73 Inter Milan
69 Napoli
65 Udinese
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63 Lazio 
Relegation:
41 Bologna
40 Cesena
38 Lecce
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Relegation:
36 Sampdoria (relegated)

31 Brescia (relegated)
21 Bari (relegated)

SPAIN (35 games -- 3 games to play)
Cristiano Ronaldo tied La Liga record of 38 goals with two goals in Real Madrid's 3-1 victory at Villarreal on Sunday.

Ronaldo, who has scored nine goals in his last three game, struck with a 22nd-minute free kick and a last-minute goal and extend his lead over Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who has 31 La Liga goals.

Title Race:

93 Barcelona (clinched title)
89 Real Madrid
68 Valencia
62 Villarreal

Relegation:
45 Levante
44 Real Mallorca
44 Osasuna
44 Real Sociedad
43 Getafe
43 Dep. Coruna
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42 Real Zaragoza 
34 Hercules (relegated)
30 Almeria (relegated)



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