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  • Arsenal 3-2 Watford
  • Burnley 1-2 Brighton
  • Chelsea 2-0 Wolves
  • Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham
  • Everton 1-3 Bournemouth
  • Leicester City 0-2 Man United
  • Man City 5-0 Norwich City
  • Newcastle 1-3 Liverpool
  • Southampton 3-1 Sheffield United
  • West Ham 1-1 Aston Villa


Hello, and welcome to our final-day Premier League liveblog.

Leicester-Man United, practically a Champions League play-off, is the big one, but we’ll be keeping an eye and updating you on all 10 of this afternoon’s games.

Chelsea are still not certain of a Champions League spot, while down the other end, it will be a nervous afternoon for Aston Villa, Watford and Bournemouth fans, with two of those three set to be relegated.

Here’s a reminder of all the Premier League games taking place from 4pm today…

  • Arsenal v Watford
  • Burnley v Brighton
  • Chelsea v Wolves
  • Crystal Palace v Tottenham
  • Everton v Bournemouth
  • Leicester v Man United
  • Man City v Norwich
  • Newcastle v Liverpool
  • Southampton v Sheffield United
  • West Ham v Aston Villa

Confirmation of the Leicester-Man United teams…

“The best signing probably has to be Bruno Fernandes, even though he arrived halfway through the season. He has totally transformed Manchester United by indulging in this novel practice of passing the ball forward.”

While your waiting for kick-off, have a read of our writers’ review of the Premier League season.

Roy Keane is on the warpath already on Sky.

He says Man United need to sign a new goalkeeper and suggested Paul Pogba’s handball incident against West Ham “summed him up”.

We’re underway…

Pogba plays through Martial, but the French attacker is correctly ruled offside as he goes down under a challenge from Wes Morgan.

Lively start from Man United.

There’s already been a goal.

Dwight Gayle has given Newcastle the lead against champions Liverpool.

It’s a bad start for Watford in their fight against relegation.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has given Arsenal the lead against them, after a penalty was awarded via VAR.

Harry Maguire gets booked after a rash challenge from behind on Kelechi Iheanacho.

Leicester are starting to come into this game more.

Gabriel Jesus gives Man City the lead against Norwich.

It comes just after Onel Hernandez has a goal ruled out for the visitors by VAR.

Meanwhile, Joshua King has handed Bournemouth some hope in their fight against relegation, as they lead Everton 1-0.

And finally, Harry Kane has put Tottenham 1-0 up against Crystal Palace, with Spurs bidding to pip Wolves to sixth spot.

Leicester have been impressive so far.

They’ve had the better possession and territory, though they’ve yet to carve out a clear-cut chance.

Leicester counter-attack with menace.

Kelechi Iheanacho sprints through and it’s three on two, but he scuffs his shot.

De Gea can’t hold onto it, needing to stop Jamie Vardy on the rebound too, though the striker is ultimately ruled offside.

It looks like Watford are going down.

Kieran Tierney has doubled Arsenal’s advantage, with a well-executed shot from the edge of the area.

John Lundstram has put Sheffield United ahead against Southampton.

And Yves Bissouma has done likewise for Brighton against Burnley.

Fernandes has the ball in the net, but it’s correctly ruled offside after a clinical finish.

It was a lovely lofted through pass from Pogba, but the Portuguese player just mistimed his run.

Down the other end, Tielemans’ low shot from the edge of the area goes just wide.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored again. It’s his 22nd goal of the season, leaving him one behind Jamie Vardy in the Golden Boot race.

So with Arsenal now 3-0 up, it would take a minor miracle to prevent Watford from getting relegated at this stage.

Liverpool have equalised against Newcastle.

Virgil van Dijk has got them back in the game to make it 1-1.

As I type, Leicester waste a half-chance. Vardy, under pressure from Maguire, can’t properly connect with Thomas’ cross.

Blow to Bournemouth’s relegation hopes.

Everton’s Moise Kean has made it 1-1.

It’s a simple tap-in finish at the back post from the 20-year-old, who hasn’t enjoyed the best of times since his move from Juventus.

Fernandes plays through Martial, whose shot is deflected wide.

United are looking increasingly threatening on the counter-attack, with Pogba beginning to thread some clever passes in dangerous areas.

Mason Mount has given Chelsea the lead with a brilliant curling free kick against Wolves.

That leaves them on course for a third-place finish.

A couple of goals to tell you about just before half-time.

Dominic Solanke has boosted Bournemouth’s survival hopes, putting them 2-1 up against Everton.

Chris Wood has equalised for Burnley against Brighton.

Kevin De Bruyne has doubled Man City’s lead versus Norwich.

Troy Deeney has given Watford a glimmer of hope, with Arsenal now 3-1 ahead.

And Olivier Giroud has added to Mount’s goal, with Chelsea 2-0 up against Wolves and in pole position for third place.

Here’s how it all looks as things stand…

Relegated: Norwich, Bournemouth, Watford.

Top-four: Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea, Man United.

Fifth/sixth: Leicester, Tottenham.

The second half has begun…

Martial gets in behind Leicester following a defence-splitting pass from Matic.

However, Justin gets back well and makes an excellent challenge to stop him.

Che Adams has equalised for Southampton against Sheffield United.

Jeffrey Schlupp has also made it 1-1 in the Crystal Palace-Tottenham game.

And Ireland’s Aaron Connolly has made it 2-1 for Brighton against Burnley for his third goal of the season.

Schmeichel does well, acting in an alert manner to get his hands on a through ball just before Martial can latch onto it.

Meanwhile, Leicester make a change, with Perez replacing Kelechi Iheanacho up front.

A looping header from Vardy, after a Tielemans free kick, comes back off the woodwork.

This looks set to be a nervy final half hour for Man United.

Divock Origi has put Liverpool 2-1 in front against Newcastle.

The Reds are on course to finish on 99 points, which would be their highest-ever Premier League points tally.


A combination of Morgan and Evans take down Martial when he’s through on goal.

Fernandes steps up to take the penalty and sends Schmeichel the wrong way.

Danny Welbeck has made it Waford 2-3 Arsenal.

Can Watford pull off an incredible escape? Surely not.

Jesse Lingard has replaced Mason Greenwood, as United look to see this game out.

A reminder that Leicester need to score at least twice to displace them from the Champions League spot.

Che Adams has scored again for Southampton.

They now lead Sheffield United 2-1.

Raheem Sterling has scored City’s 100th goal of the season.

Meanwhile, Junior Stanislas has made it 3-1 for Bournemouth against Everton.

Leicester are throwing bodies forward, but United have defended well.

It looks like the Red Devils are surely going to seal the Champions League spot.

Riyad Mahrez has made it 4-0 to Man City against Norwich.

Meanwhile, there’s been a big goal at London Stadium. Jack Grealish has put Aston Villa 1-0 up against West Ham, seemingly securing their top-flight status in the process.

Danny Ings has put Southampton 3-1 up against Sheffield United.

He’s now just one behind Jamie Vardy in the Golden Boot race.

Meanwhile, there’s another twist at London Stadium, with Andriy Yarmolenko equalising for West Ham against Aston Villa.

There will be five minutes of stoppage time at the King Power Stadium…

Sadio Mane has made it 3-1 for Liverpool against Newcastle.


It’s a poor challenge on McTominay.

Schmeichel tries to take on Lingard, but loses it.

And the midfielder then has an easy finish.


Confirmation of how it finishes.

Top four: Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Chelsea.

Fifth/sixth: Leicester, Tottenham.

Relegated: Bournemouth, Watford, Norwich.

Right, that’s all from me for now.

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