Premier League: Man Utd, Chelsea clinch Champions League spots while Watford and Bournemouth relegated
Eddie Howe’s side could not escape the relegation despite winning at Goodison Park
The final day of the 2019-20 Premier League season saw Aston Villa preserved their top-flight status after a draw against West Ham United on Sunday and finishing one point above the relegation zone.
Manchester United and Chelsea secured their Champions League places for the next season after winning 2-0 against Leicester and Wolverhampton respectively. Leicester, despite being on the top four of the table for the majority of the season finished fifth and missed out on Europe’s elite club competition.
On the other hand, AFC Bournemouth and Watford joined Norwich City in the championship for next season after their relegation being confirmed on the final day of the 2019-20 season. Watford’s loss at the Emirates confirmed the drop for The Hornets, while victory for Bournemouth on the final day was not enough as the result at the London Stadium was not in the favour of the Cherries and confirmed their relegation after five years in the Premier League.
Champions Liverpool ended their season with a 3-1 victory over Newcastle United and finished the season with 99 points and a record 32 victories in a single season (joint with Manchester City’s 2017-18 and 2018-19).
Tottenham secured Europa League spot for next season along with fifth-placed Leicester City after a draw against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Jamie Vardy won the Golden Boot award after scoring 23 league goals and thus becoming the oldest ever winner of the top scorer prize. Manchester City‘s Kevin De Bruyne won the Playmaker of the Season award after notching record-equalling 20 league assists, putting him on the level with Thierry Henry when he provided the same number of assists for Arsenal during 2002-03 season.
Ederson edged out Burnley’s Nick Pope to win the Golden Glove award after getting 16 clean sheets for the Citizens.