Henry hits hat-trick in Highbury farewell

BY JOHN HUGHES
LONDON - West Ham and Gretna are the outsiders in this Saturday's English and Scottish FA Cup Finals. West Ham tackle European champions Liverpool, who finished third in the English Premiership, while little Gretna are already guaranteed a lucrative UEFA Cup place going into their

clash with Hearts who have broken the Celtic-Rangers stranglehold in Scotland by finishing runners-up to Celtic.
Last weekend the unstoppable Thierry Henry hit a hat-trick as Arsenal bade an emotional farewell to Highbury, their home for 93 years, with a 4-2 win over Wigan. The result clinched a Champions League place for Arsenal at the expense of arch rivals Tottenham who suffered a heartbreak 2-1 defeat at West Ham. Ten of the Tottenham squad were suffering from food poisoning, but the Premier League turned down the club’s request to put the kick-off back a few hours.
Reading and Sheffield United have won promotion to the Premiership, with Brighton, Millwall and Crewe dropping out of the Championship. Southend and Colchester moved in the oppsoite direction by winning promotion from League One, with Walsall, Swindon and MK Dons relegated.
Carlisle and Leyton Orient climbed out of League Two, while on a day of high drama Oxford dropped into non-League football along with Rushden. Torquay completed a great escape and Notts County, the oldest club in England, scrambled to safety by scoring twice in the last four minutes for a 2-2 home draw with Bury.

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