Sunday 12 May 2013

Ferguson wins last home match as Man Utd manager

Sir Alex Ferguson's last home match as Man Utd manager ends in a win

Sir Alex Ferguson lifted the Barclays Premier League trophy with Man Utd for the 13th time

Sir Alex Ferguson's last home match in charge of Manchester United ended in victory as they won 2-1 against Swansea City.

Barclays Premier League champions Man Utd celebrated winning the league as they lifted the trophy. The match came a few days after Ferguson decided to retire after winning 13 league titles in 26 years as manager at Old Trafford.

Javier Hernandez opened the scoring for Man Utd but Swansea's top scorer Michu equalised. On 87 minutes, defender Rio Ferdinand scored the winner for Man Utd with a powerful strike.

Midfielder Paul Scholes also played his last match for Man Utd, after he too decided to retire. David Moyes will take over from Ferguson as manager on July 1.

There were seven Premier League matches on the weekend, which included Chelsea making sure they will play in the UEFA Champions League next season, after Frank Lampard scored twice as they beat Aston Villa 2-1.

Barclays Premier League results

Saturday 11th May
Aston Villa 1 (Benteke) Chelsea 2 (Lampard 2)

Sunday 12th May
Stoke City 1 (Nzonzi) Tottenham Hotspur 2 (Dempsey, Adebayor)
Everton 2 (Mirallas 2) West Ham United 0
Fulham 1 (Berbatov) Liverpool 3 (Sturridge 3)
Norwich City 4 (Snodgrass, Holt, McAuley OG, Howson) West Bromwich Albion 0
Queens Park Rangers 1 (Remy) Newcastle United 2 (Ben Arfa, Gouffran)
Sunderland 1 (Bardsley) Southampton 1 (Puncheon)
Manchester United 2 (Hernandez, Ferdinand) 1 (Michu)

Key Points

  • Manchester United win on Sir Alex Ferguson's last home match as manager of the club
  • Man Utd beat Swansea 2-1 as Ferguson ends 26 years of management at Old Trafford
  • Seven other Premier League matches played over the weekend