EPL Final Matches: The Victories And Miseries

The final match day of the 2019/2020 English Premier League, a campaign that started on the 9th of August last year and was put on hold for three-months due to the unprecedented Coronavirus Pandemic was as heated and eventful as anticipated.

It was battles all around, with some teams contending for a champions league spot at the top half of the table, while some teams at the bottom half just wanted to survive and be in the premier league come next season, each team going into their final game with their own fate in their hands – and in the results of other games. 

LIVERPOOL CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND

Needing just a point to qualify for the Champions league, Bruno Fernandes’ cool penalty and Jesse Lingard’s stoppage time goal in a 2-0 win helped Manchester United complete an 18point swing on Leicester, from being 14 points behind them in January to grab third place finish, level on 66 points with fourth-placed Chelsea and 4 Points ahead of disappointed Leicester City who finished 5th.

LIVERPOOL CHAMPIONS OF LONDON
Pos.PWDLGDPts
1Liverpool3832335299
2Man City3826396781
3Man Utd38181283066
4Chelsea38206121566
5Leicester38188122662

MANCHESTER UNITED

A pleased Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the game said,

“The staff, they are incredible. We did have a chat with everyone this morning on that no matter what happens we’ve come so far as a team, we’re building a culture and very proud of all their efforts and pleased with their efforts.”

Even the latest Manchester united member Odion Ighalo tweeted that he is pleased to be in the team

CHELSEA

Chelsea also defeated Wolves 2-0 with two rapid first-half injury-time goals to book a Champions league despite losing of their best player and enduring a slow season. They are hoping for a better play as they set to bring the trophy home in the champions league.

BOURNEMOUTH AND WATFORD KISSED CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GOOD BYE

It was misery at the other end of the table for Bournemouth and Watford who despite putting up gallant displays said goodbye to the premier league as they already relegated Norwich who suffered a heavy 5-0 demolishing in the hands of Pep Guardiola’s 2nd placed Manchester City in David Silva’s final game for the Citizens.

Pos.PWDLGDPts
18Bournemouth389722-2534
19Watford3881020-2834
20Norwich385627-4921

NEARLY CAN NEVER KILL A BIRD AS ARSENAL KISSED CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GOOD BYE

Elsewhere in the Premier League on the final day, champions, Liverpool sealed things off with a 3-1 win at Newcastle. And Arsenal despite their victory suffered their lowest Premier League finish (8th) since the 1994-95 campaign when they finished 12th.

Some accolades were given immediately with Manchester City’s midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and keeper Ederson taking home the player maker and golden glove awards, respectively.

Kevin De Bruyne receives EPL PLAY MAKER OF THE YEAR from Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City
Ederson of Manchester City receives the Golden Glove Award from Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City

The disappointment of the day did not stop Leicester City’s striker Jamie Vardy from going home with the golden boot after finishing as the league’s top scorer with 23 goals. 

Leicester City’s striker Jamie Vardy receives the EPL golden boot award

Done but not over, the English Premier League is set to return with all of its drama for the 2020/2021 season come September 12, 2020. The wait seems too long already! 


The 2019/2020 Premier League Table. 

Pos.PWDLGDPts
1Liverpool3832335299
2Man City3826396781
3Man Utd38181283066
4Chelsea38206121566
5Leicester38188122662
6Tottenham381611111459
7Wolves38151491159
8Arsenal38141410856
9Sheff Utd38141212054
10Burnley3815914-754
11Southampton3815716-952
12Everton38131015-1249
13Newcastle38111116-2044
14Crystal Palace38111017-1943
15Brighton3891415-1541
16West Ham3810919-1339
17Aston Villa389821-2635
18Bournemouth389722-2534
19Watford3881020-2834
20Norwich385627-4921

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