Liverpool and Chelsea make dramatic Final Four entries; Leicester City finish fifth

Sadio Mane scores in the English Premier League Final Day

English Premier League: Final Day round-up

Liverpool and Chelsea squeezed into the Top Four of the Premier League while Leicester City were shunted out of the space to the fifth courtesy a brilliant second-half show by Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power stadium as the 2020-21 English Premier League came to an end in a dramatic fashion.

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With fans returning to all the ten final day fixtures for the first time in the year, Sadio Mane’s brace at Anfield helped Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-0 and finish third on the points table much to the delirium of the Anfield crowd.

Mane equalled a Premier League record by scoring for an eighth successive match against Palace.

Meanwhile at the King Power stadium, Leicester looked set to leapfrog Chelsea, as they twice led Tottenham Hotspur through penalties from Jamie Vardy even as Thomas Tuchel’s Blues fell behind by a couple of goals by half-time to Aston Villa.

Spurs equalised through Harry Kane and an own-goal from Kasper Schmeichel pushed Leicester to the fifth spot again before Gareth Bale’s twin strikes ended the Foxes’ hopes and allowed Chelsea to squeak in to the Top Four despite a 2-1 defeat at Villa Park.

Spurs’ win meant they ended in seventh and earned a place in the UEFA Europa Conference League, finishing above Arsenal who had beaten Brighton & Hove 2-0 to no avail.

Harry Kane of Tottenham

Harry Kane Golden Boot and Playmaker of the Season winner

Harry Kane secured both the Golden Boot and Playmaker of the Season awards with a league-high 23 goals and 14 assists for 2020/21.

David Moyes’ West Ham United finished their Premier League season on the sixth place with a thumping 3-0 win over Southampton at the London stadium.

This is the Hammers’ best finish to a season in 22 years with a UEFA Europa League entry to boot.

Sergio Aguero came off the bench to score twice in his final appearance for champions Manchester City as Pep Guardiola’s men blew away Everton’s hopes of a Europa League entry with a resounding 5-0 win at the Etihad stadium.

Aguero’s brace made him the Premier League’s highest scorer with 184 goals for City, eclipsing Wayne Rooney’s 183 for Manchester United.

Manchester United finished a decisive second on the table as they beat Wolverhampton 1-2 in front of 4,000 spectators at the Molineux stadium.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils thus became the fourth side to remain unbeaten away from home across an entire English top-flight campaign.

Leeds ended their first entry into top-flight English football in decades by beating West Bromwich Albion 3-1 and finishing inside the Top half on the 9th, one place ahead of the beleaguered Everton.

Marcelo Biesla’s men registered their finest spell of the season as they notched up back-to-back wins in all their four final games.

Aston Villa who had started the season in splendid fashion dropped out of the top half, finishing on the 11th. Dean Smith’s men rounded up their season with a shock 2-1 win over an in-form Chelsea side but could not prevent the latter from breaking into the Top Four.

Joe Willock struck for a seventh consecutive Premier League match to become the second Newcastle player to score seven goals in a row after Alan Shearer as the Magpies beat relegated Fulham 0-2 to finish 12th on the points table.

Sheffield United beat Burnley 1-0 but that hardly changed their status at the bottom of the table as they joined Fulham and West Bromwich in relegation.

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