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Premier League Final Day: Title, Relegation and European places confirmed

It’s Premier League Final Day with the title, relegation and European places needing to be confirmed this Sunday afternoon.

We knew that Manchester City will win the Premier League if they beat Aston Villa on Sunday – or match Liverpool’s result at home to Wolves.

Should City draw against Villa, Liverpool will be crowned champions if they beat Wolves.

Given their inferior goal difference, a draw would only be enough for Liverpool to be champions on Sunday if Manchester City lose by a seven-goal margin to Aston Villa.

Arsenal must beat Everton at home to stand any chance of qualifying for the Champions League.

Tottenham realistically need a point away at Norwich to secure fourth place over Arsenal, as the Gunners would need to beat Everton by 16 goals to finish ahead of Spurs on goal difference.

At home to Newcastle on Sunday, Burnley need to match Leeds’ result at Brentford to stay up.

Leeds will remain in the Premier League at the Clarets’ expense if they better Burnley’s result.

Jesse Marsch’s Leeds will be relegated should they lose away to Brentford.

Former Ipswich player Darren Ambrose talking on Sky Sports: “It’s the last day of the season. I’ve never seen a last day where so much is up for grabs. The title, fourth place, sixth and seventh and relegation. It’s so exciting.

“Steven Gerrard is going to, first and foremost, want to win for Aston Villa and if, off the back of that, it helps out Liverpool he’ll be absolutely delighted.

“He’ll want to end on a high today, to build some confidence going into the summer. The numbers don’t look great for Aston Villa, but they’ll want to put on a show.

“When the fans are cheering about results elsewhere, it’s hard to block out. It will play some part, but they’ll be professional enough to concentrate on the pitch. I can see both teams getting a result today and the title will therefore go to Man City.”

Who will finish the season as golden boot winner? Mohamed Salah starts on the bench for Liverpool this afternoon, handing Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son the chance to by-pass him in the race of the Golden Boot.

Two goals from the South Korean would see him overtake Salah into first – putting the pressure on the Liverpool forward to come on and bag a few goals himself.

Without further ado, here’s how it all played out…

GOAL! Liverpool 0-1 Wolves (Neto, 3)
Disaster for Liverpool – who concede early and Man City go closer to the title without even needing to beat Aston Villa. Sa sends a long goal kick to find Jimenez down the right and the Wolves striker is through on goal. He squared for Neto for an easy tap-in. Just where were the Liverpool defenders?

6: SAVE! Big chance for Chelsea to open the scoring!
Kenedy and Mount hustle the ball off Sissoko and the England international clips a delightful ball over the top for Havertz. However, Chelsea’s striker can only strike his left-footed effort at Bachmann, who makes a strong save.

Liverpool 0-1 Wolves
6: WIDE! Nearly an equaliser for the hosts. Diaz crossed from the right and Matip got in between Coady and Boly. The Liverpool defender headed wide of Sa’s goal though.

Norwich 0-0 Tottenham
8: CHANCE! Tottenham break at pace and it was Kane who released Kulusevski down the right. The Swede did brilliantly to pick out Hojbjerg in the box who took a touch to steady himself before blazing over.

Burnley 0-0 Newcastle
7: A slight worry for Newcastle with Joelinton down in the centre circle holding his leg and needing treatment…

Man City 0-0 Aston Villa
10: CLOSE! Villa flex their muscles. Watkins pulled out wide and delivered. Coutinho made the dart across Fernandinho and went inches away from scoring. It’s cleared for a corner.

Liverpool 0-1 Wolves
9: SAVE! Sa stopped Diaz. The Liverpool winger was through on goal and had his body ready to shoot but Sa blocked him. Liverpool wanted a penalty appeal as Sa caught Diaz after the ball was gone. VAR checked it and chose not to give a penalty.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Watford (Havertz, 11)
Fair to safe it was coming with Kenedy playing very well in the opening 11 minutes, and he claimed the assist after seeing his low cross tapped home by Havertz, unmarked, to put Chelsea ahead.

Liverpool 0-1 Wolves
14: BLOCK! Chaos in the Wolves penalty area with Liverpool stepping it up a gear. Jota fed Alexander-Arnold down the right and crossed. Boly deflected the ball onto Coady’s midrift and it fell to Keita in the box. The Liverpool midfielder smashed a shot at goal but a Wolves block deflected it behind for a corner. Sa claimed Matip’s header from the resulting corner.

Brentford 0-0 Leeds
13: SO CLOSE! And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why Brentford want to keep hold of Christian Eriksen lifted a wonderful ball in from the right, which looks set to end up in the back of the net, especially with how many players were in the area, but no one can apply it, with Yoane Wissa prodding wide at the back post.

GOAL! Norwich 0-1 Tottenham (Kulusevski, 16)
Hojbjerg lifted a lovely ball from inside in his own half into the path of Bentancur, who had all the time in the world to pick out Kulusevski for a simple tap in.

Chelsea 1-0 Watford
15: CLOSE! Chelsea want a second and they almost got it via Saul. They won the ball off Watford about 30 yards out and Havertz found the Spaniard with a nice flick, though his curling effort went just wide.

GOAL! Burnley 0-1 Newcastle (Wilson, pen, 20)
17: SAVE! Collins made a mess of clearing the ball in his own area, Guimaraes had a shot on goal from the edge of the box, Pope was there to make a save. Collins looked to have handled the resulting corner at the far post, VAR looked and a penalty was given, which Wilson scored with Pope going the wrong way.

NO GOAL! Brentford 0-0 Leeds
Joe Gelhardt smashed a shot into the roof of the net from a tight angle, but was disallowed for offside.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Wolves (Mane, 24)
It’s threaded through the middle, flicked on smartly by Thiago and Sadio Mane is clean through. He makes no mistake, slotting it past Jose Sa.

Chelsea 1-0 Watford
25: CLOSE! Watford nearly equalise, a complete utter mess from Chelsea! Saul gave the ball away on the edge of the area and then Mendy flapped at a punch, allowing Kayembe to play a neat one-two then dragged a shot just wide of the near post.

Leicester 0-0 Southampton
22: PENALTY? Vardy went down in the box after getting in behind the defensive line. He doesn’t appeal however, though the fans do! Replays showed no contact from Lyanco. Then Vardy went through again but looked to slide a pass across the box for a team-mate instead of smashing at goal – no teammate was there.

GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Everton (Martinelli pen 27)
26: PENALTY TO ARSENAL! Andre Marriner changed his on-field decision and pointed to the spot… the Brazilian stepsped up and sent Begovic the wrong way to give the Gunners the lead!

GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 Everton (Nketiah, 31)
Instinctive finish Nketiah. Martinelli flicked Saka’s corner on and the striker got his head to the ball, sending the ball into the far corner to double Arsenal’s lead.

GOAL! Norwich 0-2 Tottenham (Kane, 32)
A horrible mistake from Tim Krul with Norwich trying to play out from the back but the ball went back to Krul who played a pass straight to Bentancur, who had the simple task of crossing for Kane to head into an empty net.

GOAL! Man City 0-1 Aston Villa (Cash, 37)
Erm. Wow. Villa soaked up the pressure and hit on the break. Digne got down the left and puts in the perfect ball. In came Cash who headers past Ederson. As it stood at this point, City were still top on goal difference. But a Liverpool goal would change all that.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-0 Man Utd (Zaha, 37)
Zaha looked like a threat all game against Dalot on the left wing, and he has delivered a clinical finish against his former side to give Palace the lead. He cut across Dalot and Lindelof, before cooly finishing into the bottom left corner.

GOAL! Brighton 0-1 West Ham (Antonio, 40)
WHAT A STRIKE! First the Hammers fans celebrated Crystal Palace going ahead and then just minutes later, they went wild! Antonio got the better of Dunk on the edge of the area before slamming a left-footed shot into the top corner! West Ham up to sixth as things stand and set to secure a Europa League place.

Premier League – Half Time Scores
HT Arsenal 2-1 Everton
HT Brentford 0-0 Leeds United
HT Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 West Ham United
HT Burnley 0-1 Newcastle United
HT Chelsea 1-0 Watford
HT Crystal Palace 1-0 Manchester United
HT Leicester City 0-0 Southampton
HT Liverpool 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
HT Manchester City 0-1 Aston Villa
HT Norwich City 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

GOAL! Leicester 1-0 Southampton (Maddison, 50)
Oh my! Schmeichel hit it long and Lyanco headed it up in the air with a poor clearance – but then he got a second roll of the dice as the ball came back down and decided to head it back to McCarthy – though it goes straight to Vardy who smashed goal-bound and the rebound landed at the feet of inform Maddison to cooly slot Leicester into the lead.

GOAL! Brighton 1-1 West Ham (Veltman, 50)
March did superbly to control a cross in the box before teeing up Veltman, whose drive squirmed under the body of the West Ham goalkeeper and in! Hammers back down to seventh.

GOAL DISALLOWED! Liverpool 2-1 Wolves (Mane, 50)
Mane clipped it over Wolves goalkeeper Roddy – but the flag is up to stopped everyone’s celebrations!

Man City 0-1 Aston Villa
51: A HUGE MISS!! Jesus from six yards out. A ball flashed across the face of goal and a Man City attacker was on hand this time. However Jesus somehow sent it over the bar on the stretch!

Liverpool 1-1 Wolves
52: BLOCK! Mane was played through again by Alexander-Arnold but Tito and Coady got in the way. Mane went down but the ball fell to Jota whose shot was blocked by Mane and out for a goal kick. VAR checked a potential foul on Mane but nothing given.

GOAL! Arsenal 3-1 Everton (Cedric Soares, 56)
A lovely finish from the full back! Saka cut the ball straight back to Cedric, who clipped the ball past Begovic and into the back of the net to restore Arsenal’s two-goal lead.

Man City 0-1 Aston Villa
55: SO CLOSE… OFFSIDE ANYWAY!! Watkins got away but prodded his finish wide. Olsen hoofed a ball through and Watkins got behind Stones. He went in on Ederson but bobbled a poor finish wide. The flag was up. But replays show he was actually onside.

GOAL! Brentford 0-1 Leeds (Raphinha, 56 pen)
Raphinha stuttered, then hit the ball without breaking stride, leaving David Raya with no chance – a huge goal that could just see Leeds survive.

GOAL! Arsenal 4-1 Everton (Gabriel, 59)
The goal came from a corner again and the ball fell to Cedric on the edge of the penalty area and he’s urged to shoot. He got a weak effort away and it worked for Arsenal as the ball squeezed through a host of players to Gabriel, who bundled the ball past Begovic and into the back of the net. VAR looked and the goal stood.

GOAL! Burnley 0-2 Newcastle (Wilson, 60)
That could be that for Burnley. Leeds are one up and three points above the drop zone.

GOAL! Norwich 0-3 Tottenham (Kulusevski, 64)
Fantastic goal from Kulusevski who made up for his miss a few of minutes before. The winger was played in down the right, he cut in and had the strength to beat Giannoulis and then curled a lovely shot into the top corner.

GOAL! Norwich 0-4 Tottenham (Son, 70)
Son gets in on the act!

GOAL! Man City 0-2 Aston Villa (Coutinho, 69)
LIVERPOOL ARE ONE GOAL AWAY FROM THE TITLE! It’s route one from Villa with Watkins flicking it on and Coutinho fires the ball into the bottom corner. Quite the noise at Anfield.

GOAL! Burnley 1-2 Newcastle (Cornet, 69)
Collins did well to get free down the right, before crossing for Cornet, whose initial close-range volley was parried away by Dubravka, but only as far as the Ivorian who thrashes the rebound into the empty net.

GOAL! Leicester 2-0 Southampton (Vardy, 73)
Fofana found a breakout pass to Barnes from inside his own box. Barnes broke and looked to switch the play but Vardy intercepted running from right to left and took it to the corner of the box, cut inside, composed himself and hit it low past McCarthy’s right-hand side.

GOAL! Norwich 0-5 Tottenham (Son, 76)

GOAL! Leicester 2-1 Southampton (Ward-Prowse, 78)
Ward-Prowse hit the ball hard towards the corner, to Schmeichel’s right.

GOAL! Man City 1-2 Aston Villa (Gundogan, 76)
Sterling clipped one into the middle and there was Gundogan to head home at the back post.

GOAL! Leicester 3-1 Southampton (Perez, 79)
Maddison curled in a delightful pass from the left flank with his right foot, it bounced in front of Perez, who had to jump and connect with a scissor kick to smash home his side’s third goal. As easy as that.

GOAL! Brentford 1-1 Leeds (Canos, 78)
The ball went into the path of Josh Dasilva, who lifted a wonderful cross into the box for Sergi Canos to produce a header into the bottom left corner!

GOAL! Man City 2-2 Aston Villa (Rodri, 78)
Man City have started to play and have two goals in two minutes. The ball drops to Rodri on the edge and he controls a fantastic finish into the corner. This place has gone off!

GOAL! Brighton 2-1 West Ham (Gross, 80)
A superb goal from Gross, swivelling on the edge of the area and sent the ball crashing into the top corner.

Burnley 1-2 Newcastle
79: SO CLOSE! A great inviting cross from the right byline by Barnes and Weghorst stretched, but just couldn’t quite get enough of a touch on the centre to guide inside the far post.

GOAL!! Man City 3-2 Aston Villa (Gundogan, 81)
Three goals in five minutes. Wow.

Brentford 1-1 Leeds
RED CARD! In the madness of that equaliser, Sergi Canos is sent off for Brentford – who are now down to nine men!

GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Watford (Gosling, 87)

Burnley 1-2 Newcastle
82: OFF THE LINE! Great buildup play down the left by Burnley, before Cornet laid the ball off to the waiting Cork on the edge of the box, but the midfielder’s curling effort was headed off the line by Targett.

GOAL! Liverpool 2-1 Wolves (Salah, 84)
Matip headed a corner and it was cleared off the line by Ait-Nouri. Matip headed it back into the danger zone and Salah places the ball over the line. He’s level with Son at the top of the Golden Boot chart – with more assists.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-1 Watford (Barkley, 90)
What a cross from James, who bent in a ball with the outside of his right foot that Barkley meets with a header that just squeezes under Bachmann!

GOAL! Liverpool 3-1 Wolves (Robertson, 89)
Liverpool done their bit in this final day title fight. Good work from Firmino down the left who got to the byline and cut the ball back to Robertson who slammed home from close range.

GOAL! Brighton 3-1 West Ham (Welbeck 90+2)
Welbeck guided a header home from a corner to give Brighton the perfect end to their season!

GOAL! Brentford 1-2 Leeds (Harrison, 90+4)
Leeds have done it right at the death!

FT Arsenal (2) 5-1 (1) Everton
FT Brentford (0) 1-2 (0) Leeds United
FT Brighton & Hove Albion (0) 3-1 (1) West Ham United
FT Burnley (0) 1-2 (1) Newcastle United
FT Chelsea (1) 2-1 (0) Watford
FT Crystal Palace (1) 1-0 (0) Manchester United
FT Leicester City (0) 4-1 (0) Southampton
FT Liverpool (1) 3-1 (1) Wolverhampton Wanderers
FT Manchester City (0) 3-2 (1) Aston Villa
FT Norwich City (0) 0-5 (2) Tottenham Hotspur

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