April 5th, 2010

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Torres backing Arsenal to take title


Fernando Torres has revealed he is eager to see Arsenal take the Premier League title this season.

Liverpool had been expected to be among the challengers this year but, following Sunday's 1-1 draw with Birmingham, they now look likely to miss out on a place in the top four.

There is also the threat that Manchester United could clinch a record 19th league title this season - moving clear of Liverpool's 18 - but Torres feels Arsene Wenger can end his five-year wait for silverware this season.

"I want Arsenal to be the champions," he told Canal+. "They have the best fixtures of the three. Wenger deserves to win the title and to be imitated for his work he has done in his time there."

Chelsea are currently a point clear and face games against top-half opposition in the shape of Tottenham, Stoke and Liverpool while United have to take on Manchester City, Tottenham and Stoke.

Arsenal's only remaining games against top-half sides come against Tottenham and City, but Chelsea have three home games remaining while United and Arsenal have just two.
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I agree, Nando!
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the toon army are back!

Newcastle United secure promotion to Premier League

Newcastle United secured a return to the Premier League at the first attempt after Championship rivals Nottingham Forest were held 0-0 by Cardiff.

The result guaranteed that the league leaders would finish in the top two.

It set the scene for a promotion party at St James' Park later on Easter Monday, where Newcastle were hosting Sheffield United at 1945 BST.

Newcastle's 16-year stay in the Premier League ended on 24 May last year after a tame 1-0 defeat by Aston Villa.

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It's good to see them back. Their fans amuse me. And my friend is a season ticket at the toon and I'm counting on her to do me many favours next season.

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This poll is closed.

Who do you THINK will advance to the semis?

CSKA Moscow
25(11.6%)
Internazionale
191(88.4%)

 

Barcelona
188(85.1%)
Arsenal
33(14.9%)

 

Bordeaux
52(24.2%)
Lyon
163(75.8%)

 

Manchester United
113(51.4%)
Bayern Munich
107(48.6%)

Who do you WANT to advance to the semis?

CSKA Moscow
89(42.4%)
Internazionale
121(57.6%)

 

Barcelona
94(43.5%)
Arsenal
122(56.5%)

 

Bordeaux
120(56.9%)
Lyon
91(43.1%)

 

Manchester United
56(26.2%)
Bayern Munich
158(73.8%)


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