Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Liverpool nab CL spot, Swansea relegated from EPL

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Cary Erickson | 14 May, 2018, 05:46

The Premier League put a bow on its remarkable season with a 100-point flourish from Man City, and a new single-season scoring mark. And for Swansea to survive relegation, they needed to beat Stoke while Southampton lost to Manchester City and a 10 goal difference was made up.

Spirit remains at Stoke despite its relegation, as it dragged Swansea down with it.

Despite having a typically large share of the possession in the first half, City struggled to break down Southampton's organised defence and rarely troubled Alex McCarthy in goal.

Liverpool close out the season with a 4-0 win over Brighton with Mo Salah on the scoresheet.

Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle is the third player to score both home and away against Chelsea in the Premier League this season after Huddersfield's Laurent Depoitre and Roberto Pereyra of Watford. The 19-point margin to second place Manchester United is also a record.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger signed off after 22 years and 1,235 games in charge with a 1-0 win at Huddersfield, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbing the victor.

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Manchester City already had the title wrapped up before the last game of the season but scored another last-gasp goal on the final day - this time courtesy of Gabriel Jesus against Southampton - to become the first Premier League team to reach 100 points. Arsenal finished sixth with 63 points.

Chelsea, Arsenal and Burnley, which finished fifth, sixth and seventh respectively, are to compete in the next edition of the Europa League.

But Xherdan Shaqiri's penalty gave Stoke victory at Swansea and the Welsh side will join Stoke and West Brom in the Championship next season.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea won the EPL golden glove this season, with the Spaniard receiving the award ahead of the match.

"City have been wonderful this season, they thoroughly deserve it but next year we want to be closer to them and who knows, we could win it".