Ok, so we all new that West Ham was relegated a week ago, but the way that it happened was just stunning. Leading fellow relegation strugglers Wigan 2-0 at the DW Stadium, the Hammers collapsed in the second half to allow 3 goals, and eventually lost the game 3-2. Soon after, literally hours later, it was confirmed that Avram Grant was sacked. Now, it looks like some of West Ham's stand-out players, including Demba Ba and Scott Parker, will definitely be sold to bigger clubs. Scott Parker has constantly been linked to Arsenal (I hope it's true).
Today; however, there were still 2 open relegation spots, and 5 teams could have possibly filled those spots. Those teams included Blackpool, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Wigan, and Blackburn. In the most exciting game, Blackpool visited Manchester United at Old Trafford, looking to cause a major upset with a "Cinderella story". For the first 60 minutes, things seemed to really be going the Tangerine's way, when they were holding a 2-1 lead. Sadly, goals from Anderson, Owen, and an own-goal from Evatt gave the Red Devils victory, and Blackpool were relegated. They were really the one team I wanted to stay up. They played great football, and their manager Ian Holloway always provided some kind of entertainment.
In another David vs. (Kinda) Goliath match, Birmingham City visited White Hart Lane to play Tottenham Hotspur. With goals from Roman Pavlyuchenko and Craig Gardner, the game was level at stoppage time, and Birmingham City looked to be staying up. Pavlyuchenko had other ideas though. He scored in stoppage time, and both relegated Birmingham and secured 5th place and a Europa League spot for the Spurs. As for Birmingham, I could care less that they're relegated. They're a bunch of w*nkers. Yeah, I might be holding a grudge for them beating Arsenal in the Carling Cup, so what? But, they'll be playing in the Europe League. Pretty weird, a second-division team in Europe. Hmph.
Now, I want to talk about the Wolves v. Blackburn match, the only one where to relegation threatened teams actually played each other. Basically, Blackburn knew they were going to survive with their 3-0 lead at half-time. Wolverhampton looked to be down and out, but had a revival in the second half. Jamie O'Hara and Stephen Hunt got goals back for the Wolves, and secured their spot in the Premier League only on goal difference, quite the comeback. After the game, I've never seen fans be so happy with a loss. Really funny actually.
In other news, Arsenal continued their dismal form with a 2-2 draw at Fulham, and finished fourth in the league. There better be some spending for the Gunners in the winter, or I'm seriously going to be angry. Like the Arsenal fans chanted during the match, "Spend some f**king money!" On Merseyside, Everton defeated Chelsea 1-0. What consequences will that have? You'll see soon.