Premier League weekly round up- Week 38
The Premier League title went all the way to the last and final game week, with the champions, the Champions League spots, the Europa League spots, and the final relegation spot left to be decided. It was sure to be the climax worthy of this riveting Premier League campaign
Manchester United Vs Crystal Palace
Manchester United’s last game pretty much summed up the entirety of their season. In a must-win game to secure Europa League football, the players stumbled around the pitch with a lack of passion and will to play for the club. A single goal by Crystal Palace saw Rangnicks term end with defeat. After a transfer window with astounding acquisitions and title shouts at the start of the season, Man United just about managed to clinch Europa League football due to West Ham dropping points. The Ten Hag era could not come fast enough. Final Score: Crystal Palace 1- Manchester United 0
Chelsea Vs Watford
Chelsea’s campaign however underwhelming ended on a strong performance, cementing third place. A late goal in added time by season benchwarmer Ross Barkley gave the Blues all three points and made sure that the Hornet's last game in the Premier League would end in a loss. This summer will be crucial as all Chelsea fans hope that their new owners will be splashing the cash.
Final Score: Chelsea 2 - Watford 1
Arsenal Vs Everton
Arsenal decimated Everton, however, the damage had already been done and they lost the final top 4 spot to arch-rivals Tottenham. Having been in control of the fourth spot for the majority of the season, the cruel fashion in which they lost it left no one to blame but themselves. Manager Mikel Arteta spent 200 million in January and fans were hopeful of a rebuild, however, the team showed that there was a lot of time until they were back to Champions League worthy
Final Score Arsenal 5- Everton 1
Tottenham vs Norwich
Spurs clinched top 4 and a Champions League spot for the first time since the 18-19 season and victory tasted sweeter as they got it at the expense of rivals Arsenal. A comprehensive win at Norwich secured 4th place and also ensured that star man Heung Min Son was awarded the Golden Boot. Antonio Conte has truly turned the team around and surely it won't be long till they win the trophy that has eluded them.
Final Score Tottenham 5- Norwich 0
Liverpool vs Wolves
Liverpool needed a win on the last day to keep their title hopes alive. In addition to this, they required help from ex-captain and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard (currently managing Aston Villa) to make sure that Man City dropped points. The game did not start according to plan with Liverpool conceding early, however, they recovered well and scored 3 goals to get the 3 points. Unfortunately(or fortunately depending on who you support), the three points were not enough to secure the title, as Many City won their game against Aston Villa, winning the title in the process. Despite losing the Premier League the season will be regarded as a success as they won both domestic cups and have the chance to add the Champions League to their season by winning on Saturday.
Final Score Liverpool 3- Wolves 1
Man City vs Aston Villa
The champions of England for the third time in four years. Their years of dominance seem to be neverending as they have just locked down the star signing of Erling Haaland. It was a somewhat easy task on the last day of the season. 3 points and they win the title. However, in the Premier League, these easy tasks can seem to be daunting challenges under some circumstances. And it started out as a daunting challenge for Man City. Steven Gerrards Aston Villa came out guns blazing, with 2 goals without response, but it was under pressure that the Man City players shone. 3 goals in quick succession from outgoing player Gundogan and key midfielder Rodri clinched the title and took it back to Manchester.
Final Score Man City 3- Aston Villa 2