The Premier League season reached it’s conclusion on Sunday and this season’s final day didn’t disappoint as Manchester City scored twice late on to win the title. They very nearly surrendered their lead to Manchester United who kept up the pressure on their rivals with a 1-0 win away to Sunderland.
QPR, down to ten men after Joey Barton was dismissed for elbowing Carlos Tevez, had recovered from Pablo Zabaleta’s opening goal to lead City 2-1 thanks to goals from Djibril Cisse and Jamie Mackie
Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero struck in stoppage time to rescue their side and deny United their 20th title.
QPR survived relegation despite the defeat: a dubious Stoke penalty restricted Bolton to a 2-2 draw to condemn Owen Coyle’s side to the Championship along with Blackburn and Wolves.
Arsenal won the race to finish third with a 3-2 win at West Brom. Tottenham finished fourth and will have to wait on the outcome of next weekend’s Champions League final before knowing whether they will play in the competition next season.
Alex McCleish looks set to be the first managerial casualty of the close season as his Aston Villa side finished 16th, just two points above the relegation zone.
Pastor Maldonado won the Spanish Grand Prix to register his first race win; the first for his team Williams since 2004. Some clever pitting enabled him to finish ahead of Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari and the Lotus of Kimi Raikonnen.
Lewis Hamilton fought back from the back of the grid to finish eighth, while Jenson Button came ninth.
31 Williams crew were injured in a fire in the team’s garage after the race, seven of whom had to be treated in hospital.
Leicester and Harlequins will contest this year’s Aviva Premiership final after beating Saracens and Northampton respectively. Leicester won 24-15, largely thanks to the kicking of teenage fly-half George Ford who had started in place of the injured Toby Flood.
Harlequins came from behind to beat Northampton 25-23. Lee Dickson’s try was converted to give Northamopton a 23-15 lead with ten minutes to play but Nick Evans converted Joe Marler’s try and kicked a goal to give Quins the win.
Wigan will play Leeds in the Challenge Cup semi-final. Leeds beat Leigh and Wigan beat St Helens to set up a repeat of last year’s final.
Huddersfield scored nine tries in their quarter-final victory over London Broncos and will play Warrington in the other semi-final.
Roger Federer won the Madrid Open, beating Tomas Berdych 3-6 7-5 7-5 in the final on the controversial blue clay which had been criticised by Rafael Nadal and novak Djokovic.