Manchester United and Chelsea secured the last two crucial places in the Champions League with wins on the final day of the Premier League season.

United defeated Leicester City in a 2-0 win to finish third in the Premier League and secure their spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League. While Chelsea claimed the fourth and final spot after a comfortable 2-0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Manchester United finished on 66 points, ahead of Chelsea on goal difference and four points clear of Leicester, who missed several chances before they were undone late on by sloppy errors.

Bruno Fernandes fired United ahead with a 71st-minute penalty and substitute Jesse Lingard sealed the win deep into stoppage time after a bad mistake by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. Leicester dominated the opening half as Youri Tielemans went close with a clever first-time shot which trickled inches wide before Schmeichel kept out a Marcus Rashford volley on the stroke of halftime.

Jamie Vardy hit the top of the woodwork for Leicester on the hour from an audacious header with his back facing goal before the home side collapsed in the last 20 minutes, with defender Jonny Evans receiving a late red card for a rash tackle on Scott McTominay.

Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud power Chelsea to UCL

The first-half goals from Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud secured a 2-0 home win over Wolves and with it a top-four finish.

Mason Mount opened the scoring for Chelsea against Wolves (Source – Getty Images)

Four minutes had been added to a nervy opening period when Marcos Alonso went down outside the Wolves area and Mount curled an exquisite free-kick over the wall into the top left corner. Barely two minutes later Chelsea’s France striker Giroud showed all his experience and poise when he latched on to Mount’s pass, rounded goalkeeper Rui Patricio and held off Wolves captain Conor Coady to poke the ball home.

In the relegation battle at the other half of the table, Aston Villa secured their spot in next year’s Premier League with a draw against West Ham United.

Bournemouth and Watford joined Norwich City in the relegation list and will ply their trade in the Championship next season. Bournemouth won their match against Everton with a 3-1 margin. Watford succumbed to a fighting 3-2 loss at Arsenal.


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