So the 24th season of the Premier league came to an end today. This season would be remembered by all as an extraordinary one. I mean who would have thought Leicester would win the league. If anyone says he did, he must be lying! With Leicester winning the league last week and the 3 relegated teams already decided, other teams had their own motives entering the final match day of the season.
For Arsenal and Spurs it was proving who are the real (or new, as Spurs would have wanted to prove) kings of North London. Both Manchester Clubs looking to make it to the Champions League.
Southampton and West Ham to book their tickets to Europe…. and Chelsea to salvage some pride!
Arsenal had an easy 4-0 win over Aston Villa while Spurs lost 5-1 to a Newcastle team that had nothing to lose. Manchester City drew Swansea
1-1 away. Manchester United’s game against Bournemouth was postponed due to a suspected packet being found at Old Trafford but they’ll still miss out on the Champions league as the goal difference between city and them is practically inaccessible despite the 3 points gap.
Southampton defeated Crystal Palace 4-1 to ensure a Europa league spot while West Ham’s Europa hopes depend on Manchester United winning the FA cup as they could only finish 7th losing 2-1 to Stoke. Chelsea dropped to 10th from 9th as they held Champions Leicester to a draw.
Liverpool drew West Brom away one goal a piece. Elsewhere Everton defeated Norwich 3-0 and Watford and Sunderland played a 2-2 draw.
Leicester winning the league proved that even today when football has become more about money, heart really matters. They have become a good example for everyone, you work hard you’ll be there! It was also shocking to see teams like Aston Villa and Newcastle relegate. It will be Villa’s first season outside the top flight since the inception of Premier League. They will be joined by Norwich in the Championship next season. While the teams promoted from the 2nd division are Burnley, Middlesbrough and the team that will win the play-off final on 28th May.
The new Premier League season begins on 13th August. It would be exciting to see whether it turns out to be as spellbinding as this one.
Will Leicester be able to retain their star players from the clutches of Europe’s so called big clubs? Will Arsenal buy a world class striker who will finally end the 13 year wait? Will Chelsea be able to bounce back? Will Jurgen Klopp make Liverpool a team the Kop expects him to make? Will it be a season for the Red or the Blue of Manchester? Or will there be another Leicester rising to power from the bottom half of the table?
Can’t wait to get the answers!