EPL: Liverpool takes 4th as the Swans go down

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Liverpool vs Brighton (4-0)

MAGICAL SALAH SCORES! Liverpool leads 1-0 against Brighton now and Salah takes his tally to 32.

Dejan Lovren makes it two!  Liverpool cruising ahead now.

Dominic Solanke triples the lead after the break.

Andrew Robertson crown's the perfect evening for Liverpool with with fourth!

Manchester United vs Watford (1-0)

And Marcus Rashford finds the net to give United the lead. Michael Carrick brought the curtains down on his playing career as he captained United to a win.

Chelsea vs Newcastle (0-3)

Chelsea seems to be in trouble here as it trails 1-0 against Newcastle, courtesy of a Dwight Gayle goal.

Things get worse for Antonio Conte and Chelsea as Ayoze Perez scores Newcastle's second. Perez with a brace. This has shades of Newcastle vs Tottenham in the last day of 2015-16 season, where the Magpies won 5-1.

Chelsea finishes the season in fifth and will play in the group stages of the Europa League.

Manchester City vs Southampton (1-0)

Champion Manchester City and relegation-threatened Southampton have both failed to break the deadlock as the score remains 0-0 at halftime.

Gabriel Jesus gives Manchester City the lead in the 94th minute but Southampton survive the drop and will continue in the top division for a seventh consecutive season.

With that goal, Pep Guardiola's Man City have scored a record 100 points the league, a first of its kind!

Tottemham vs Leicester City (5-4)

An absolute cracker of a game here. Jamie Vardy gave the Foxes the lead in the fourth minute, but Harry Kane netted three minutes later to restore parity. Riyad Mahrez has now made it 2-1 to Leicester.

The goalrush continues at Wembley. Kelechi Iheanacho gave Leicester a 3-1 lead before Erik Lamela reduced the deficit. It's 3-3 now! Christian Fuchs puts the ball into the back of the net. What a game!

Lamela's second puts Tottenham in front for the first time and takes them above Liverpool into third place. Vardy makes it 4-4 with 15 minutes to go!

THE MADNESS GOES INTO OVERDRIVE! Kane makes it five for Spurs in the 76th minute!

Its full-time and Spurs sign off with a thrilling win at their adopted home, Wembley.

Arsenal vs Huddersfield (1-0)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores on Arsene Wenger's last game to give Arsenal a 1-0 lead.

Arsene Wenger signs off with a win, which also means Arsenal finally manages to get a point on the road in 2018. It has taken the Gunners eight attempts to get the point.

Swansea City vs Stoke City (1-2)

Swansea's drop to the second division seems highly likely as Stoke City scores to make it 1-1.

It's Peter Crouch's turn to score as Stoke steals a one-goal lead with half-time approaching.

Its full-time and Swansea City is relegated to the Championship after seven seasons in the Premier League.


Pep Guardiola's Manchester City had all but sealed the Premier League title, but Sunday's final matchday promises to be an exciting evening nevertheless. Chelsea and Liverpool, who face Newcastle and Brightron respectively, are on the hunt to seal the fourth spot and an automatic Champions League berth.

Swansea City, on the other hand, will be desperate to avoid relegation when it takes on Stoke City.

Sunday will also be an emotional evening for Arsene Wenger as he takes the pitch as Arsenal manager for one last time, after a career of 22 years.

Champions League qualification

Tottenham Hotspur (74 points) secured a Champions League berth courtesy a 1-0 win over Newcastle United on Wednesday. That leaves just one remaining spot with Liverpool being the front-runner in fourth ahead of Chelsea.

Liverpool (72) hosts Brighton and Hove Albion at Anfield, while Chelsea (70) travels to St. James' Park to take on Newcastle. A win for the Reds will seal a top-four place, leaving Chelsea to start next season in the Europa League.

 

A draw for Liverpool and a win for Chelsea will not be enough for the Blues as the Merseyside club has a superior goal-difference (+15). The only scenario by which Antonio Conte's men can leapfrog Liverpool to claim the Champions League play-off place: a Liverpool loss combined with a win for Chelsea.

However, if Liverpool drops to fifth position and manages to pull off a win in the Champions League final later this month, then Chelsea will lose out on the play-off spot to the competition's winner despite finishing fourth.

Europa League places

Arsenal (6th) and Burnley (7th) have confirmed their participation in the 2018-19 Europa League.

Relegation

Southampton earned a vital win over relegation-threatened rival Swansea in midweek and goes into the last game with a three point leverage and favourable goal difference of nine.

 

Carlos Carvalhal's Swansea requires a win against relegated Stoke City and hope the Saints are on the receiving end of a heavy defeat against champion City to avoid dropping to the Championship.

West Bromwich Albion was the second team to be relgated.