Liverpool, Welsh side Swansea City, champions Manchester City and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger proved to be the headline grabbers at the end of this season’s grand finale (Matchday 38).
Liverpool thrashed Brighton 4-0 at home through goals from Mohamed Salah, Dejan Lovren, Dominic Solanke and Andrew Robertson to secure UEFA Champions League (UCL) football next season ahead of Chelsea who were beaten 3-0 by their hosts Newcastle United.
Salah scored the opening goal in the win over Brighton for his 32nd league goal thus winning the Golden Boot Award.
Swansea City dropped down to the English Championship after they were beaten 2-1 by their visitors Stoke City in what was a must-win game.
The Welsh side will join their opponents and basement club West Brom in the Championship next season.
Champions Manchester City became the first club to record 100 points in a 38-league game season in English top flight after Gabriel Jesus’ late winner secured a 1-0 win at Southampton who escaped relegation despite the defeat.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger took charge of his final game as the Gunners boss for the North London club’s 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town courtesy Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s 10th league goal since joining the club in January.
Matchday 38 Results:
Burnley 1-2 AFC Bournemouth
Crystal Palace 2-0 West Bromwich Albion
Huddersfield Town 0-1 Arsenal
Liverpool 4-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Manchester United 1-0 Watford
Newcastle United 3-0 Chelsea
Southampton 0-1 Manchester City
Swansea City 1-2 Stoke City
Tottenham Hotspur 5-4 Leicester City
West Ham United 3-1 Everton
Final Standings (Top Four):
1. Manchester City 100
2. Manchester United 81
3. Tottenham Hotspur 77
4. Liverpool 75
18. Swansea City 33
19. Stoke City 33
20. West Bromwich Albion 31