Premier League final day: Manchester Utd and Chelsea reach Champions League; Watford and Bournemouth relegated

Manchester United and Chelsea secured the final Champions League places
Manchester United and Chelsea secured the final Champions League places (Getty Images)

Manchester United and Chelsea have secured Champions League qualification on the final day of the Premier League season, while Bournemouth and Watford have been relegated from the top flight.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side registered their highest finish in the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013 as a 2-0 victory over Leicester City secured third place.

Chelsea, meanwhile, finished fourth and secured the final Champions League qualification place with a 2-0 win against Wolves at Stamford Bridge.

At the other end of the table, Bournemouth beat Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park but it wasn’t enough to pull Eddie Howe’s men out of the relegation zone.

Watford will be joining Bournemouth in the Championship next season as they were beaten 3-2 by Arsenal on the final day of the season.

Aston Villa narrowly survived with just one point following their 1-1 draw against West Ham.


Arsenal 3-2 Watford
Burnley 1-2 Brighton
Chelsea 2-0 Wolves
Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham
Everton 1-3 Bournemouth
Leicester City 0-2 Man Utd
Man City 5-0 Norwich
Newcastle United 1-3 Liverpool
Southampton 3-1 Sheffield United
West Ham 1-1 Aston Villa

Jose Mourinho secured a sixth-placed finish for Tottenham as they drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

After winning promotion from the Championship last term, Sheffield United were one of the surprises of the Premier League season as they finished eighth.

Southampton managed to avoid relegation and finished 11th in the table with a 3-1 win against Sheffield United on the final day of the season.

In the race for the Premier League Golden Boot, Jamie Vardy finished top with 23 goals for Leicester City.


1. Jamie Vardy | 23 goals

2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | 22 goals

3. Danny Ings | 22 goals

4. Raheem Sterling | 20 goals

5. Mohamed Salah | 19 goals

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang threatened Vardy with a late charge as he scored twice in Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Watford, but the Gunners striker couldn’t find a third and ended the campaign with 22 goals.

Southampton’s Danny Ings scored in the 3-1 win over Sheffield United to also finish the season with 22 goals.

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