Manchester United and Chelsea get places in the Champions League | Football news
LONDON: Manchester united and Chelsea They sealed Champions League spots on Sunday when Bournemouth and Watford fell through the hatch on a dramatic final day of longest Premier league season.
Liverpool was crowned champion last month, but there were many problems at stake in the final 90 minutes of a campaign that started on August 9 last year and was interrupted by a three-month coronavirus shutdown.
United finished third after a nervous 2-0 win in a Champions League shootout against Leicester, while Chelsea finished fourth after beating Wolves 2-0 thanks to two goals in the half shot. weather.
At the other end of the table, Bournemouth and Watford, without a manager, fell to the Championship as Aston Villa fans heaved a big sigh of relief after getting the draw they needed at West Ham.
Leicester, in fifth place, will play in the Europa League next season, where they will be joined by Tottenham, who tied 1-1 with Crystal Palace to beat the Wolves.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea required just a draw to seal the Champions League qualification for the coming period and two goals in the first half halting time gave them room to breathe.
Mason Mount hit a free kick to give Chelsea the lead and the home team went ahead almost immediately when Olivier Giroud slipped home.
United, whose form has sunk in recent weeks after they returned to compete for the Champions League, were blocked to 0-0 at halftime at King Power Stadium.
But they finally broke the deadlock in the 71st minute, when Bruno Fernandes scored from the penalty spot after Anthony Martial overturned. Jesse Lingard He scored late to seal the victory.
The result is a huge boost for Solskjaer, whose team lost their rhythm earlier this season, but it’s a blow to Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester, who has been camped in the top four for most of the season.
Watford, who fired Nigel Pearson earlier this month, started disastrously when he recognized a penalty in the first minute at the Emirates.
Craig Dawson brought down Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette and, after a lengthy VAR check, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the resulting kick shot home.
Their fate was effectively sealed by more goals in the first half from Kieran Tierney and an aerial kick from Aubameyang, although a penalty by Troy Deeney and a hit by Danny Welbeck gave them hope.
Bournemouth beat Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park, but needed West Ham to beat Aston Villa to survive.
Jack Grealish’s late goal for Villa was a hammer blow, but the home side leveled off dramatically a minute later through Andriy Yarmolenko. However, Villa held on to ensure his survival in the Premier League.
An early goal from Harry Kane put Tottenham in front of Crystal Palace, but Palace equalized early in the second half through Jeffrey Schlupp. That was enough for José Mourinho’s men to finish in sixth position.
Liverpool beat Newcastle 3-1 to end the season with 99 points and Manchester City, second-placed, finished the season with a bloom, beating Norwich 5-0 to reach 102 goals for the campaign.
Elsewhere, Brighton beat Burnley 2-1 and Southampton beat Sheffield United 3-1.
Jamie Vardy of Leicester won the Golden Boot with 23 goals.