Topic: LIVE - Survival Sunday: Five clubs, 90 minutes, two relegation spots

Follow the final day action on Survival Sunday as it happens, here on www.Ontheminute.com.

Follow Ontheminute.com's final day coverage of the Premier League where five clubs will be looking to avoid relegation. Wigan, Blackpool and Birmingham all face tricky away fixtures while Wolves and Blackburn take on each other on a day dubbed 'Survival Sunday.'

Today, Spurs could also pip Liverpool to a Europa League place, while Manchester City will be looking to seal an automatic Champions League spot!!!

Get ready for a great day for football and join the chat here on the Ontheminute.com Football Forum!

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Here are BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson's predictions for Survival Sunday:

Aston Villa v Liverpool -> 1-1
Bolton v Manchester City -> 1-2
Everton v Chelsea -> 1-1
Fulham v Arsenal -> 2-1
Manchester United v Blackpool -> 2-0
Newcastle v West Brom -> 2-1
Stoke v Wigan -> 1-1
Tottenham v Birmingham -> 2-0
West Ham v Sunderland -> 2-0
Wolves v Blackburn -> 2-1

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Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is looking forward to survival Sunday smile

"Am I enjoying it? I am enjoying it all," he said. "What is the alternative - to go and play golf?

"It is an absolutely fabulous job despite all the pressures and attention I get. I don't want to do anything else - I love it."

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Birmingham boss Alex McLeish on Survival Sunday.,...

"But I do know [Sunday's game] is probably the biggest of my career. It is certainly the biggest of my managerial career - so bring it on.

"I believe we will stay up. We have to try and play to the strengths the players possess. We know opening up against a Spurs team could be deadly.

"We've got our own strategy and we have to try and be good on the day to get a positive result at White Hart Lane."

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"The Carling Cup win was fantastic and it's something we will never forget," said Birmingham's Craig Gardner, a lifelong Blues fan.

"To lift a trophy for the fans and the club after so long was fantastic.

"But this game is our career, it's bigger than the cup final and we need to go out there and give it every single ounce for this club.

"On a personal level this has been my first full season at Premier League level and it's been a great season for me. But I'd give up every single goal now just to stay in the league.

"In fact, I'd give my winner's medal back to stay in the league."

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Blackburn boss Steve Kean is in confident mood and view today as 'Success Sunday' instead of 'Survival Sunday'.....

Kean said: "Wolves have been quite animated - it's 'Beat Blackburn Weekend', it's 'Survival Sunday' down there - but we want to view it as 'Success Sunday' because we are in good form.

"It's not a case of us fearing going to Wolves, we are going into the game really looking forward to it and to have a really good ding-dong.

"We have been positive against Manchester City, Manchester United and West Ham and we are not going to sit back and play into their hands, and let them batter us with balls into the box."

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said he will field a strong team against relegation-threatened Blackpool..

"Edwin van der Sar, Darren Fletcher, Patrice Evra, Paul Scholes, Anderson, Dimitar Berbatov will play," he said.

But Fergie will for sure have one eye on next week's Champions League final. Don't you expect that?

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Here is a little news update for you on 'Survival Sunday':

Manchester City are reportedly ready to make shock bids for Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas and Spur ace Luka Modric this summer.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=31343

Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar will captain his side on his final Premier League appearance on Sunday.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=31326

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that keeper Edwin van der Sar performed a retirement U-turn last week.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=31334

Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel has admitted that the club may have to cash in on Ashley Young this summer.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=31340

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And at West Ham, who are relegated to the Championship it is all, who will stay and who will go...

Newcastle are reportedly keen on signing West Ham defender Matthew Upson this summer.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=31342

West Ham duo Demba Ba and Tomas Hitzlsperger will leave the club for free this summer.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=31337

Lokomotiv Moscow are reportedly interested in signing West Ham striker Demba Ba this summer.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=31305

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is reportedly lining up a £9million bid for West Ham striker Carlton Cole.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=31296


Now, who do you expect the Hammers to bring in as new manager?

West Ham United caretaker boss Kevin Keen is hopeful of landing the job..

"I'd love to be given the job," he told talkSPORT. "I'd love to be given that sort of opportunity.

"At the same time the owners are experienced and they know what they want for next season.

"They've been chairmen in the Championship before with Birmingham and they'll have a vision of how they want to take the club forward.

"I'm claret and blue through and through, I played for the club for nine years and I've coached for nine years so I'd love to be given the opportunity."

"I feel I've served my apprenticeship," he added.

"I've worked with Tony Carr at the academy, I spent four years with the young lads and then I spent a couple of years in the reserves until Alan Pardew made me first-team coach.

"I've worked with Alan Pardew, Alan Curbishley, Gianfranco Zola and obviously Avram Grant this year.

"I look at what Brian McDermott has done with Reading this year, someone who's very loyal, very hardworking, very humble and maybe it's time for West Ham to go for someone like that."

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Here are Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet's predictions for Survival Sunday:

Aston Villa v Liverpool -> Liverpool win.

Bolton v Manchester City -> City win.

Everton v Chelsea -> Draw.

Fulham v Arsenal -> Draw.

Manchester United v Blackpool -> United win.

Newcastle v West Brom -> Draw.

Stoke v Wigan -> Stoke win.

Tottenham v Birmingham -> Draw.

West Ham v Sunderland -> West Ham win.

Wolves v Blackburn -> Wolves win.

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Who do you believe will go down? Who will manage Premier League survival?

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