Weekend Football Review

What a way to end the season!

Premier League

Burnley 1 vs. 2 Bournemouth

Burnley lost their last game of the season at home to Bournemouth. Westwood put Burnley ahead in the first half after Wood scored in the 49th minute. King equalised for Bournemouth in the 74th minute after a shot by Defoe was saved by Pope. Wilson grabbed the winner in the 93rd minute to seal all three points on the final day. Burnley will not be disheartened as they have finished in 7th place their best league position in the top flight. Bournemouth finish in 12th. 

Crystal Palace 2 vs. 0 West Brom

Crystal Palace ended their remarkable season with a win at home. After a cagey first half in which Foster made some brilliant saves Zaha gave Palace the lead in the 70th minute. Van Aanholt added to the tally in the 78th minute after having assisted the first goal. After having lost their first seven games and not having registered a goal as well, Palace finish the season in 11th with 44 points. West Brom were relegated midweek and lost their first game under Darren Moore and finished bottom of the table. 

Huddersfield 0 vs. 1 Arsenal

After a brilliant start by Huddersfield in the opening 20 minutes, Arsenal took the lead in the 38th minute via some intricate play that Aubameyang converted. He became the fastest Arsenal player to reach 10 goals (13 games). Huddersfield and Arsenal had chances to add to the scoreline in the second half but Arsenal held on for their first points away from home in 2018. Wenger bows out with a win and Arsenal finish 6th in his final season. Three weeks ago many thought Huddersfield would be relegated but they finish 16th. 

Liverpool 4 vs. 0 Brighton

Salah became the Premier League’s record holder for most goal scored in a 38 game season as he scored his 32nd to open the flood gates at Anfield. Lovren, Solanke, and Robertson added the rest to ensure a strong finish to the season for Liverpool with the Champions League final to look ahead to. Liverpool could have finished second a few weeks ago but finish 4th for the season and qualify for next season’s Champions League. Brighton finish 15th in their debut season in the Premier League. 

Man United 1 vs. 0 Watford

Rashford scored in the 34th minute to give United a cagey win in their final game of the season. Carrick played his last game for United as next year he will be joining United’s coaching staff. With a chance to add silverware to the campaign in next weeks FA cup final, United finish 2nd with 81 points while Watford finish 14th. 

Southampton 0 vs. 1 Man City

A game which saw Southampton have the better chances, a 94th minute goal by Jesus insured that City broke another record by becoming the first team to finish a Premier League season with a 100 points. De Bruyne finished the season with 16 assists and becomes the first player to pick up the play maker award. City also became the first team to win 32 games and register the most away wins (16) and away points (50) in the Premier League. Southampton finish 17th and get to play another season of the Premier League. 

Swansea 1 vs. 2 Stoke City

Andy King gave Swansea the lead in the 14th minute but goals from Ndiaye and Crouch before half time gave Stoke the lead. Stoke were able to hold on for the win although both teams are relegated to the Championship finishing 18th and 19th respectively.

Tottenham 5 vs. 4 Leicester

Tottenham said farewell to Wembley in emphatic fashion in a 9 goal thriller. Vardy opened the score in the 4th minute but Kane equalised in the 7th. Mahrez scored in the 16th minute to send Leicester with a lead into half time. Iheanacho scored a 3rd goal for Leicester in the 47th minute but Lamela got one back two minutes later. An own goal by Fuchs equalised the score in the 53rd minute and Lamela gave Spurs the lead in the 60th. Vardy equalised for Leicester three minutes later but three minutes later Kane scored to give Tottenham all three points. Tottenham finish the season 3rd in the table heading into their new stadium while Leicester finish 9th. 

West Ham 3 vs. 1 Everton

Lanzini scored right before half time to give West Ham the lead. Arnautovic added a second in the 63rd minute while Niasse got one back for Everton soon after. Lanzini sealed the three points for the hammers with a goal in the 82nd minute. West Ham finish 13th in the table while Everton finish eighth. 

Bundesliga

Hoffenheim 3 vs. 1 Borussia Dortmund

Kramaric, Szalai, and Kaderabek scored the goals as Hoffenheim got three points in their final game of the season. The win meant that Hoffenheim finished above Dortmund based on goal difference and assured them a place in the Champions League for next season with a third placed finish. 

Bayer Leverkusen 3 vs. 2 Hannover 96

A win for Bayer was not enough as they finished 5th due to goal difference which meant that they will be playing in the Europa League next season. 

Hertha Berlin 2 vs. 6 RB Leipzig

An emphatic win for Leipzig on the final day was not enough as results in the fixtures above mean that they would still finish 6th with 53 points. 

Serie A

AS Roma 0 vs. 0 Juventus

A goalless draw for Juventus was enough as they were declared Italian champions once again. 

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