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Saturday's football photos

Rio Ferdinand celebrates with Ronaldo

Man Utd 4-1 West Ham: The hosts make a perfect start when Cristiano Ronaldo's shot beats Robert Green in the third minute

Ronaldo celebrates scoring his second goal

The Portuguese star scores his 40th of the season midway through the first half when Owen Hargreaves' cross goes in off his thigh

Tevez prepares to strike

Former West Ham player Carlos Tevez makes it 3-0 from 30 yards in 26th minute as Man Utd take total control at Old Trafford

Neill goes to ground

Moments later, however, Dean Ashton reduces the deficit and then the Red Devils have Nani sent off for head-butting Lucas Neill

Carrick celebrates making it 4-1

A Hammers fightback does not materialise and Michael Carrick makes it 4-1 when his shot deflects off Neill shortly before the hour

Ferguson salutes the crowd

At full-time, with his team three points clear at the top, Sir Alex Ferguson salutes the Old Trafford crowd for the final time this season

McBride celebrates his goal

Fulham 2-0 Birmingham: After a goalless first half, the Cottagers have a goal when Brian McBride heads home from Jimmy Bullard's free-kick

Nevland celebrates after scoring

Substitute Erik Nevland scores a priceless second to wrap-up the win and move Fulham out of the relegation zone with one match to go

Keane gives Spurs the lead

Reading 0-1 Tottenham: Spurs dominate the early stages and take the lead through Robbie Keane in the 16th minute

Reading manager Steve Coppell

Royals manager Steve Coppell urges his players forward but they fail to score and slip into the bottom three ahead of their final game

Bolton celebrate their goal

Bolton 2-0 Sunderland: Wanderers' fight against relegation receives a boost when El Hadji Diouf curls them into a 42nd-minute lead

Murphy heads the ball into his own net

A late own goal by Daryl Murphy makes sure of the points and leaves Bolton in an almost unassailable position in the race to beat the drop

Valencia and Wilson Palacios celebrate

Aston Villa 0-2 Wigan: Two goals from Antonio Valencia early in the second half earn the Latics a win and another year in the top flight

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan must now prepare, with Steve Bruce, for a fourth year among the country's elite clubs

Riggott gives Boro the lead

Middlesbrough 2-0 Portsmouth: Having just returned from a loan spell at Stoke, Chris Riggott heads Boro in front shortly before half-time

Southgate and Tuncay celebrate

Tuncay scores again in the 52nd minute to seal a 2-0 win and secure Middlesbrough's place in the Premier League for another season

Derby's fans celebrate

Blackburn 3-1 Derby: Already relegated, the long suffering Rams fans have a goal to cheer when Kenny Miller beats Brad Friedel

The ball ends up in Derby's net

Rovers level in the 45th minute when Roy Carroll fails to deal with Morten Gamst Pedersen's shot and Roque Santa Cruz follows up

Roberts scores Blackburn's second

They have the lead two minutes into the second half when poor defending gifts Jason Roberts the opportunity to make it 2-1

Blackburn celebrate making it 3-1

Cruz scores again 13 minutes from time when he gets on the end of David Bentley's right-foot cross from the left byeline




see also
Man Utd 4-1 West Ham
03 May 08 |  Premier League
Fulham 2-0 Birmingham
03 May 08 |  Premier League
Reading 0-1 Tottenham
03 May 08 |  Premier League
Bolton 2-0 Sunderland
03 May 08 |  Premier League
Aston Villa 0-2 Wigan
03 May 08 |  Premier League
Middlesbrough 2-0 Portsmouth
03 May 08 |  Premier League
Blackburn 3-1 Derby
03 May 08 |  Premier League


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