5 May 2009

Liverpool narrow gap, Birmingham seal promotion

12:09 pm on 5 May 2009

Liverpool are again within three points of the leaders Manchester United in the race for the English football premiership after beating relegation-threatened Newcastle 3-0 at Anfield.

Manchester United still have a game in hand over Liverpool.

Newcastle's loss leaves them three points adrift of safety with just three games remaining in which to secure their Premier League status.

Everton won 2-0 at Sunderland who are 16th, four points clear of the relegation zone.

Birmingham City have joined Wolverhampton back in the Premier League after securing automatic promotion from the Championship with a 2-1 win at Reading.

In the play-offs for promotion to the premier league, Sheffield United will play Preston, and Reading take on Burnley.