Sunday, 20 March 2011

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Arsenal have lost ground in the battle for the Premier League crown after drawing 2-2away at West Brom.

The Gunners fought from two goals down to level the match thanks to Andrey Arshavin and captain Robin Van Persie.

Speaking to Sky Sports News boss Arsne Wenger insists his team have the determination to contest the crown.


Aston Villa are just a point clear of the relegation zone after losing 1-0 at home to fellow strugglers Wolves.

It's their third straight defeat.

Speaking to Sky Sports News boss Gerard Houllier praised his players' efforts.


Blackburn Rovers rescued a point in the closing stages as they drew 2-2 with fellow strugglers Blackpool in the Premier League.

The home side were two goals down before Chris Samba and Junior Hoilett struck deep into injury time to spare their blushes.

Speaking to Sky Sports News manager Steve Kean was particulary pleased with the response from the fans.


Wolves have boosted their chances of Premier League survial after picking up a vital 1-0 win away at local rivals Aston Villa.

Mick McCarthy's men are still in the relegation zone but move to within a point of thier neighbours.

Speaking to Sky Sports News after the match the manager was delighted.


West Brom nearly caused a huge upset in the Premier League after drawing 2-2 against Arsenal.

The Baggies were two goals up before the Gunners clawed back to draw level.

Speaking to Sky Sports News after the match manager Roy Hodgson was pleased with the point.


England have won rugby union's Six Nations despite losing their final match to Ireland in Dublin.

They went down 24-8 but still top the table after Wales were beaten by France.

Speaking after the match, flanker James Haskell said they were never able to take control.


Wolves notched up a famous victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League - and, with it, they sucked their neighbours deep into the relegation battle.

The 1-0 win was their first at Villa Park for over 30 years, and means they are now just a point behind them.

Speaking after the match, Mick McCarthy told Sky Sports News a number of sides could be facing the drop.


Blackburn Rovers shared the spoils with Blackpool in the Premier League as both sides remain deep in relegation trouble.

Rovers clinched the draw deep into injury time, having been two goals down.

Manager Steve Kean told Sky Sports News it's vital they keep battling for survival.


Aston Villa find themselves just a point above the Premier League drop zone after a 1-0 home defeat to Wolves.

The win moves their Midlands neighbours to within a point of them.

The home support began to turn during stages of the match - speaking to Sky Sports News, boss Gerard Houllier was just as disappointed.


Arsenal find themselves five points off the top of the Premier League this morning after slipping up away at West Brom.

The Gunners could only draw 2-2 at the Hawthorns.

A goalkeeping error from Manuel Almunia gifted the Baggies their second goal.

Jens Lehmann could now be drafted in to firm things up at the back as Arsene Wenger explained to Sky Sports News.


Tottenham's hopes of clinching 4th place in the Premier League were dealt a blow after a goalless draw with West Ham.

Spurs had a number of close efforts but couldn't capitalise.

Speaking to Sky Sports News boss Harry Redknapp says it was just one of those days.


West Brom will be kicking themselves this morning, after letting a two-goal lead slip at home to Arsenal in the Premier League.

The Baggies were thirty minutes from a famous win before the Gunners fought back.

The point moves them one off the drop zone and boss Roy Hodgson told Sky Sports News things are getting tight.


Manchester United find themselves five points clear at the top of the Premier League this morning.

They were 1-0 winners over Bolton.

Second-placed Arsenal slipped up away to West Brom, drawing 2-2.

Tottenham were held to a goalless draw by West Ham.

At the bottom - Wigan beat fellow strugglers Birmingham 2-1.

Wolves secured a 1-0 win away to Aston Villa.

Blackburn drew 2-2 with Blackpool, while Stoke thrashed Newcastle 4-0.

Everton beat Fulham 2-1.

Today, Chelsea take on Manchester City and Sunderland host Liverpool.


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