Huddersfield Town Secure Premier League Survival With Battling Draw As Manchester City Set New Points Record

Huddersfield Town will play Premier League football next season after they sealed survival by battling to a 1-1 draw at the home of former champions Chelsea in what was a rescheduled game.

The Terriers knew a point would be enough and that was what happened as Marcos Alonso struck his 7th league goal of the season to cancel out Laurent Depoitre’s opener for the West Yorkshire club before they withstood several onslaughts from the hosts thus securing their Premier League status.

Welsh side Swansea City are all but down as the third relegated team aside Stoke City and West Brom as a result of the point gained by Huddersfield Town.

Carlos Carvahal’s men need an unlikely 10-goal swing against Southampton on the last Matchday of the season.

On the other hand, Chelsea are unlikely to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League (UCL) with the Blues (70 points) two points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool (72 points) going into the last set of games.

Tottenham Hotspur have no issue about UCL qualification after the North London club defeated Newcastle United 1-0 at home in their rescheduled game courtesy Harry Kane’s goal.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men have now qualified for the Champions League for a third successive season.

Champions Manchester City have set a new points record (97) to beat Chelsea’s record (95) following their 3-1 win over Brighton at the Etihad Stadium.

The game also served as a farewell for club legend Yaya Toure who captained the team to victory.

In the final game of the night, Leicester City handed 10-man Arsenal a 7th successive away defeat in the league with a 3-1 win.