🦁 Man City crowned PL champions; Spurs get fourth; Burnley relegated | OneFootball
🦁 Man City crowned PL champions; Spurs get fourth; Burnley relegated
It’s all come down to this.
The final day of the Premier League season with everything to play for at the top and bottom of the table.
Manchester City v Aston Villa
Scorers: Gündoğan 76′ 81′, Rodri 78′; Cash 36′, Coutinho 68′
Manchester City won the title after they completed a remarkable turnaround to beat Aston Villa 3-2.
Pep Guardiola’s side knew that a win here against Aston Villa would hand them a third Premier League title in four years.
And they went close to scoring after just nine minutes as Gabriel Jesus shut down goalkeeper Robin Olsen but the blocked pass went just wide of the Villa goal.
But it was Steven Gerrard’s side who opened the scoring on 36 minutes as Matty Cash headed past Ederson.
After the break City were going all out for an equaliser but Jesus’s sliding effort somehow went over the bar.
It was Villa who got their second though as Coutinho turned Aymeric Laporte and finished well.
But City did get one back with 15 minutes to go as Ilkay Gundogan headed in at the far post before Rodri slotted one in from the edge of the area to make the score level.
And it was Gundogan who put City ahead with eight minutes to go as he virtually secured the title for Guardiola’s men.
Liverpool v Wolves
Scorers: Mané 23′ Salah 84′ Robertson 88′; Neto 3′
Liverpool beat Wolves 3-1 at Anfield but couldn’t claim the title after Manchester City’s win.
Liverpool needed Aston Villa to do them a favour if an unlikely Premier League title was on the cards – but first they had to get their job done against Wolves.
But they got off to the worst possible start as Neto ghosted into the area and tapped in from close range.
Jürgen Klopp’s side soon got themselves back into the game though as Sadio Mané raced in and finished well.
Into the second half and the home side had a goal disallowed after 50 minutes as Mané was slipped in but his strike was ruled out for offside.
They did get their goal late on as Mohamed Salah joined the action and bundled one in from close range before Andy Roberson got a third.
Brentford v Leeds
Scorers: Canos 77′; Raphina (PEN) 56′, Harrison 90+3′
Leeds won 2-1 against 10-man Brentford and avoided relegation to the Championship.
Jesse Marsch’s side travelled to west London knowing that things were out of their hands in the relegation zone as they needed to better Burnley’s result at Newcastle.
The Yorkshire side thought they had opened the scoring on 18 minutes but Joe Gelhardt’s goal was disallowed for offside after a VAR call.
Leeds were fully on top here and after the break went close to finally getting that goal only for Rodrigo’s one-on-one effort to hit the goalkeeper.
But they did get their goal on 55 minutes as Raphina slotted in a penalty after being taken out inside the area.
Brentford made things nervy for Leeds late on as Sergi Canos levelled things up but the Spaniard was then sent off for two bookable offences.
But Leeds got a goal right in stoppage time to confirm their top flight status next season.
Burnley v Newcastle
Scorers: Cornet 69′; Wilson (PEN) 18′, Wilson 61′
Burnley were relegated after a decade in the Premier League as they lost 2-1 to Newcastle.
An in-form Newcastle went to Turf Moor looking to upset Burnley and send the Clarets down to the Championship.
Joelinton was in the wars early on as he got stretchered off after a collision in midfield but the Magpies took the lead on 18 minutes as Callum Wilson struck home a penalty.
After the break Eddie Howe’s side got their second as Wilson tapped in from close range.
Burnley’s best player this season – Maxwell Cornet – pulled one back for the home side with the home crowd now urging their side on for an equaliser.
Norwich v Tottenham
Scorers: Kulusevski 15′ 62′, Kane 32′, Son 66′ 70′
Tottenham claimed fourth place and a spot in next season’s Champions League as they beat Norwich 5-0.
It was advantage Tottenham in the race for that final Champions League place as they knew that a win at Norwich would take them into Europe next season.
Antonio Conte’s side were on top early on and needed just 15 minutes to take the lead as Dejan Kulusevski finished well.
Spurs then cemented their place in the top four as Harry Kane doubled their lead just after the half hour mark.
In the second half Kulusevski scored an absolute screamer to all but secure their top four status.
Heung-min Son wasn’t going to let the day go by without a goal as he got his 22nd of the season and then netted his 23rd to go top of the Golden Boot race.
Arsenal v Everton
Scorers: Martinelli (PEN) 26′, Nketiah 31′ Cedric 52′ Gabriel 57′ Odegaard 81′; Van de Beek 45′
Arsenal battered Everton 5-1 but it wasn’t enough to claim a fourth spot after Tottenham’s win.
Arsenal were keeping one eye on Tottenham’s result as they needed Spurs to drop points and beat Everton to claim fourth place come the end of the day.
Mikel Arteta’s side were in the ascendancy early on and got their goal on 26 minutes as Gabriel Martinelli netted a penalty after Alex Iwobi’s hand ball.
And they soon doubled their lead as Eddie Nketiah headed in from a corner.
Everton did pull one back though right before the break as Donny van de Beek netted his first for the club.
Arsenal restored their two-goal lead after the break though as Cedric finished well and then got a fourth thanks to Gabriel.
And then Martin Odegaard completed his brilliant season with a fifth.
Crystal Palace v Manchester United
Scorers: Zaha 37′
Manchester United lost 1-0 to Crystal Palace but they claimed a sixth place finish after West Ham’s defeat.
Manchester United handed Hannibal his first senior start but needed to avoid defeat if they were to keep their place in next season’s Europa League.
But it was Palace who took the lead just before half time as Wilfried Zaha showed his class and finished well against his old side.
Brighton v West Ham
Scorers: Veltman 48′ Gross 80′ Welbeck 90′; Antonio 38′
West Ham finished seventh and claimed Conference League football next season as they lost to Brighton 3-1.
The odds were against West Ham claiming a sixth place finish as they needed to win at Brighton and for Manchester United to lose at Crystal Palace.
David Moyes’s side were dominant in the opening exchanges as took the lead on 38 minutes thanks to Michail Antonio’s smart finish.
Into the second half though and Joel Veltman headed in from close range to net his first of the season before Pascal Gross scored to put the Segulls ahead.
Danny Welbeck then completed the scoring late on with a neat header.
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