It was a dramatic day of football. When did the world last witness such a competition for the place in the UEFA Champions League, one cannot remember! But in this season, the chase for a place in the Champions League went down the wire – the supporters had to wait until the final day of the season to know who would join Liverpool and Manchester City.
At the end of a dramatic day, Manchester United and Chelsea have sealed spots in next season’s Champions League, after the two clubs won their final matches of the season to confirm their places in the top four.
Meanwhile, Leicester City and Tottenham are headed to the Europa League after their results on Sunday, with Wolves left waiting for the result of the FA Cup final, which will determine their European fate.
After a tense first half, Manchester United’s most crucial moment came in the 70th minute when Bruno Fernandes fired past Kasper Schmeichel from the spot after Jonny Evans fouled Anthony Martial inside the box. Jesse Lingard then sealed the victory in the eighth minute of stoppage time.
Fernandes’ goal doomed Leicester to a fifth-place finish, but with Jamie Vardy winning the award for the top scorer of the season was just a mere consolation.
The 33-year-old beat Southampton’s Danny Ings, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, and Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling to the top scorer award.
In London, Chelsea booked their Champions League spot with a 2-0 win over the Wolves.
Mason Mount’s stunning free-kick gave Chelsea the lead in the first minute of first-half stoppage time.
Just three minutes later, their lead was doubled, with Olivier Giroud adding the second.
A Wolves defeat allowed Tottenham Hotspur to claim the sixth place after a draw against Crystal place and would join the Foxes in the Europa League.
Manchester City and Liverpool won in a dominating fashion, while Aston Villa survived a relegation scare with Watford and FC Bournemouth finished as the relegated teams.