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Saturday, 28 April, 2001, 15:03 GMT 16:03 UK
Bradford down as Man City cling on
Everton striker Duncan Ferguson
Ferguson (centre) helped condemn Bradford
Saturday's English football round-up

Bradford City became the first team to be relegated from the Premiership after they were beaten 2-1 at Everton.

While the Bantams suffered the inevitable, Manchester City and Coventry live to fight another day.

Champions Manchester United showed no mercy to old boy Bryan Robson with a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough.

Phil Neville's first goal since November 1998 from 25 yards early on left Boro chasing the game.

David Beckham added the second late on after a clever run by Ryan Giggs. Report

Leeds are closing in on a top-three finish after seeing off Chelsea 2-0 at Elland Road.

Late goals from Robbie Keane and Mark Viduka clinched the points for David O'Leary's in-form side. Report

Arsenal remain second after beating lowly Derby County 2-1 at Pride Park.

Stefano Eranio's header for Derby on the stroke of half-time cancelled out Kanu's opener despite Arsenal dominating.

Robert Pires claimed the Gunners' winner late on, just moments after coming on as a substitute. Report

Liverpool edged to a 2-0 win at Coventry to leave the Sky Blues deep in trouble.

Sami Hyypia's late near-post header and a free-kick from old boy Gary McAllister won it for Liverpool following a succession of near misses. Report

Sunderland returned to form with a 1-0 success against out-of-sorts Southampton at the Dell.

Kevin Kilbane put the visitors ahead with a stunning overhead kick and the goal-shy Saints were unable to get back into the game. Report

Manchester City are still battling against the drop after being West Ham 1-0 at Maine Road.

Shaun Goater won it for City with a shot which was deflected into the net by Ian Pearce. Report

Everton sent Bradford City back to the Nationwide League with a 2-1 win at Valley Parade.

Andy Myers crashed home an early header for Bradford but the Toffees levelled early in the second half through Duncan Ferguson.

Niclas Alexandersson won it for Everton while Bradford missed two penalties. Report

Tottenham and Aston Villa were deadlocked in a 0-0 draw at Villa Park.

David Ginola returned to White Hart Lane as a late substitute in what was a fairly meaningless game. Report

Newcastle had to wait until injury time to collect three points with a 1-0 win against Leicester City.

Foxes keeper Tim Flowers kept the Magpies out until Carl Cort's last-gasp winner. Report

In the Nationwide League First Division, champions Fulham needed a late equaliser to grab a 1-1 draw against Wimbledon. Reports

Second Division leaders Millwall clinched promotion with a 1-1 draw at Wrexham, but the game was marred by crowd trouble.

Rotherham are promoted following a 2-1 win at Brentford which means Reading, beaten 2-1 at Colchester, go into the play-offs. Reports

Troubled Division Three leaders Chesterfield were beaten 3-1 by Hull City - but all the action was at the bottom of the table.

Barnet were dumped into bottom spot after losing 3-2 at Blackpool after Halifax beat Darlington 1-0. Reports

Nationwide Conference leaders Rushden & Diamonds edged closer to promotion with a 2-1 win over Dover but Yeovil are still in the hunt after beating Telford by the same score. Reports

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