Know all about the final day of EPL 2017-18 season

Lynette Rowe
May 14, 2018

Fittingly, it was Salah who guided Liverpool back into the Champions League and he ended a sun-kissed afternoon at Anfield lifting the Golden Boot for being the Premier League's top scorer this season.

Southampton, on the other hand, took champs Manchester City scoreless until the final kick of the game as Gabriel Jesus got Manchester City the late win, and Manchester City became the first Premier League team to get to 100 points. Chelsea had to beat Newcastle Sunday, and have Liverpool lose at home to Brighton & Hove Albion, for the Blues to make the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League.

Swansea needed a miracle to stay up at the expense of Southampton but their 2-1 defeat at home to already-relegated Stoke put paid to any dreams of survival. Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool is heading to the Champions League.

The 24-year-old has made a big impression since his £35million arrival from Benfica, featuring in all but the last two games of their triumphant Premier League campaign.

Needless to say, unless something insane happened, Liverpool would remain in the top four and Swansea would relegate.

However, once that bounce wore off, a lack of firepower cost Carvalhal's men as they finished the season with fewer goals than anyone bar Huddersfield.

I think they'll need a bit of investment to compete for the title next season. "It was my last game after 1,235 times - it's maybe time - but it was a special day". "The boys are humans, not machines".

"My favourite is the way we played. We are progressing and learning from the manager, we have a good chance of winning trophies".

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"It was an emotional day - all we wanted was to win for the fans", he said.

That result rendered Chelsea's match at Newcastle irrelevant to the Champions League battle and Antonio Conte's side went down 3-0 at St James' Park.

Swansea and Stoke, two sides who conceded 124 goals between them this season, could only wish for such solidity at the back.

Faced with that vast challenge, there was still room for sentiment as stalwart Angel Rangel started in his final outing for the hosts, with Leon Britton on the bench at the end of his long Swans career. "We knew it was impossible to stay up". It's mixed feelings. It's been the hardest season. And we finished the way we deserved to finish. It's been unfortunate, because it's such a great club.

"I talked with the owners [on Saturday], we will talk again on Monday", he told BBC Sport. Nick Miller came close, picking all four teams, but he had Liverpool in third place and Tottenham in fourth.

It was also the end of an era in England's top flight, with Arsene Wenger taking charge of his final game as Arsenal manager after 22 seasons.

Gabriel Jesus' goal at the 90+4 mark gave Manchester City a 1-0 win over Southampton.

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