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Drogba wins Premier League golden boot

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has pipped Wayne Rooney to the Premier League Golden Boot after scoring a hat-trick in his side’s 8-0 win over Wigan.

The 32-year-old finished the campaign with 29 goals in 33 appearances, two more than Manchester United’s Rooney.

The England striker was level with Drogba before the game with 26 goals, but failed to score in United’s 4-0 defeat of Stoke City.

Since joining Chelsea in 2004 Drogba has hit 83 goals in 165 Premier League appearances.
Sunderland striker Darren Bent finished third with 24 goals in 38 appearances.

Carlos Tevez meanwhile hit 23 goals in 36 appearances.

Limping Mikel receives medal

Chelsea midfield pearl, Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel, joined his team mates to receive his winners’ medal after yesterday’s 8-0 drubbing of Wigan Athletic in the last match of the 2010 English Premier League.

The victory ensured the North London club won the League crown for the first time since the exit of  Portuguese Legend coach, Jose Mourinho, three seasons back.

Mikel who underwent a minor knee surgery last week could not dress for the match as a result of the injury but he limped to receive his medal and was very ecstatic. His Ghanaian brother, Michael Essien, also received his medal and popped champagne to celebrate the historic victory.

(Courtesy : Agency reports)


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