Manchester United and Chelsea sealed Champions League locations on Sunday as Bournemouth and Watford fell via the trapdoor on a dramatic final day of the longest Premier League season. Liverpool had been topped champions final month however there have been many points at stake within the ultimate 90 minutes of a marketing campaign that began on August 9 final 12 months and was interrupted by a three-month coronavirus shutdown.
United completed third after a nervy 2-Zero win in a Champions League shootout in opposition to Leicester whereas Chelsea led to fourth spot after beating Wolves 2-Zero thanks to 2 targets on the stroke of half-time.
On the different finish of the desk, Bournemouth and managerless Watford dropped to the Championship whereas Aston Villa followers breathed an enormous sigh of reduction after they bought the draw they wanted at West Ham.
Leicester, in fifth spot, will play within the Europa League subsequent season the place they are going to be joined by Tottenham, who drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace to leapfrog Wolves.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea required only a draw to seal Champions League qualification for subsequent time period and two targets in first-half stoppage time gave them respiration area.
Mason Mount whipped in from a free-kick to provide Chelsea the lead and the house aspect went additional in entrance virtually instantly, when Olivier Giroud slid dwelling.
United, whose type has dipped in latest weeks after they pulled themselves again into competition for the Champions League, had been locked at Zero-Zero at half-time on the King Energy Stadium.
However they lastly broke the impasse within the 71st minute, when Bruno Fernandes scored from the penalty spot after Anthony Martial was upended. Jesse Lingard scored late to seal the win.
The consequence is a large carry for Solskjaer, whose group slipped effectively off the tempo earlier this season, however is a bitter blow for Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester, who’ve been camped within the prime 4 for nearly the entire marketing campaign.
Watford, who sacked Nigel Pearson earlier this month, began in disastrous vogue once they conceded a penalty within the opening minute on the Emirates.
Craig Dawson floored Arsenal ahead Alexandre Lacazette and, after a prolonged VAR overview, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tucked dwelling the ensuing spot-kick.
Their destiny was successfully sealed by additional first-half targets from Kieran Tierney and an Aubameyang overhead kick, although a Troy Deeney penalty and a Danny Welbeck strike gave them hope.
Bournemouth beat Everton Three-1 at Goodison Park however wanted West Ham to beat Aston Villa to outlive.
Jack Grealish’s late objective for Villa was a hammer blow however the dwelling aspect dramatically levelled a minute later via Andriy Yarmolenko. Nevertheless, Villa held on to safe their Premier League survival.
An early objective by Harry Kane put Tottenham in entrance in opposition to Crystal Palace however Palace equalised early within the second half via Jeffrey Schlupp. That was sufficient for Jose Mourinho’s males to complete in sixth place.
Liverpool beat Newcastle Three-1 to complete the season on 99 factors and second-placed Manchester Metropolis completed the season with a flourish, thrashing Norwich 5-Zero to succeed in 102 targets for the marketing campaign.
Elsewhere, Brighton beat Burnley 2-1 and Southampton beat Sheffield United Three-1.
Leicester’s Jamie Vardy received the Golden Boot with 23 targets.
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