EPL 2020-21, Matchday 38 review: City lifts seventh league title; Liverpool, Chelsea seal top-4
The 2020-21 English Premier League ended on Sunday. Manchester City was crowned the champion as it lifted its seventh league title. Meanwhile, defending champion Liverpool managed to seal its place in the UEFA Champions League next season.
After nine months of intense action, the English Premier League 2020-21 came to an end on Sunday with Matchday 38. While Manchester City lifted its seventh league title, the race for the top-4 concluded, as defending champion Liverpool managed to seal its spot. On the same note, we review the final matchday involving the top sides.
Manchester United edges past Wolverhampton Wanderers
United was already confirmed of a second spot finish. As a result, Ole Gunnar Solskjær decided to field a second-string side against 13th-placed Wolves, away from home, to keep the senior side fresh for the UEFA Europa League final on Wednesday. Although it was a hard-fought 2-1 win for the Red Devils, it extended its unbeaten away streak to 26 games in the EPL.
Arsenal tames Brighton and Hove Albion, but to no avail
Arsenal managed to successfully tame 16th-placed Brighton at Emirates 2-0. However, the win did no favour to the Gunners, as it managed to finish eighth in the table, thus failing to book a European spot.
Chelsea flutters again to Aston Villa, manages to finish top-4
Things did not go according to plan for Chelsea, as it suffered a narrow 1-2 defeat to 11th-placed Aston Villa at Villa Park. However, thanks to other results going in its favour, it managed to finish in the fourth spot, thus surviving a scare.
Liverpool breezes past Crystal Palace to book third spot
Liverpool continues on its newly-found mojo to drift past 14th-placed Crystal Palace, away from home, 2-0. The win was enough for The Reds to seal the third spot, while Chelsea's loss aided the former.
Tottenham Hotspur produces emphatic show against Leicester City
Tottenham was determined for a European spot finish as it hammed Leicester City 4-2, away from home, to seal the seventh spot. The loss severely affected the Foxes that would now have to be contained playing in the UEFA Europa League, having finished fifth. At the same time, the Spurs competes in the UEFA Europa Conference League.
City hammers Everton to ensure a sweet title-lifting ceremony
City once again displayed why it was the champion of the season. It produced a brute performance to fire five past tenth-placed Everton at the Etihad Stadium, while Sergio Aguero scored a brace in his final match at the venue and the competition. Consequently, it made City's title-lifting ceremony even sweeter.
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