The 2019/2020 English Premier League season came to an end today with the final round of fixtures played today, July 26, 2020. The final two spots of the top four were up for grabs as Manchester United, Leicester City and Chelsea battled to qualify for the Champions League.
Chelsea, in the fourth position, needed one point to qualify for the Champions League as they faced Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. in 6th position. Chelsea recorded a 2-0 win in the game with goals from Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud to end the season in fourth place.
Manchester United also needed a point against fellow top-four hopefuls Leicester City. United won 2-0 thanks to a penalty from Portuguese sensation Bruno Fernandes in the 71st minute and a late goal from Jesse Lingard. The win ensures the Red Devils end the season in the third position and secure a well-deserved return to the Champions League.
This means Manchester United and Chelsea will both join Liverpool and Manchester City in the 2020/2021 UEFA Champions League.
Tottenham played a 1-1 draw with Crystal palace to end the season in 6th position above Wolves who lost to Chelsea. This means Tottenham and Leicester City are now guaranteed to play in next season’s Europa League.
Wolves who finished the season level on points with Tottenham but with a lower goals difference will now depend on the FA Cup final result to determine their fate. If Arsenal wins the FA Cup, the gunners will qualify for the Europa League. However, if Chelsea wins the final, Wolves would take the final Europa League spot.
Other scores from the weekend’s final fixtures include Arsenal 3-2 Watford; Newcastle United 1-3 Liverpool; Burnley 1-2 Brighton; Everton 1-3 Bournemouth; Manchester City 5-0 Norwich City; Southampton 3-1 Sheffield Utd; West Ham 1-1 Aston Villa.
Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich City have been relegated to the Championship.