After staying in the top four of the English Premier League table for 32 consecutive weeks, FA Cup champions Leicester City have missed the chance to play in the Champions League next season following a 4-2 loss to Tottenham Hotspurs.
Jamie Vardy’s brace was outclassed by Gareth Bale’s, a goal from England captain Harry Kane and an own goal from goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. This is the second consecutive defeat for Leicester in five days.
Over at the Villa Park, clinical Aston Villa crushed Chelsea 2-1 in their final game of the season. In what could have been a top four race contender, Aston Villa took the lead through former Chelsea man Bertrand Traore at the blink of halftime. Villa doubled their lead in the second half through Anwar El Ghazi penalty before Chelsea pulled one back through Ben Chilwell.
At Anfield, Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-0 to salvage Champions League qualification from a chaotic season undermined by injuries and a catastrophic run of home form.
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Manchester City crushed Everton 5-0 at Etihad Stadium. They have won the EPL title for the seventh time in history. Sergio Aguero came from the bench to net a brace that saw him break Wayne Rooney’s record of 183 goals for a single Premier League club. Aguero now has 184 for City.
Manchester United mauled Wolves 2-1 courtesy of efforts by Juan Maya and Anthony Elanga. Nelson semedo pulled one back for the hosts.
The win means United completed the season without a defeat in any Premier League match, for the first time in there history.
After expressing his desire to leave Tottenham Hotspurs, Harry Kane has won the Premier League golden boot with 23 goals. The in-form striker has also won the award for the Best Playmaker of the season after producing 14 assists.
2003/2004 champions Arsenal have finished outside European football slots for the first time in their Premier League history despite crushing Brighton 2-0 at Emirates Stadium. Arsenal finished in the eighth position with 61 points, their worst ever.