EPL: Chelsea pip Spurs to third

English Premier League

Chelsea pipped Tottenham Hotspur to third spot on the final day of the season, while Manchester United suffered defeat to Cardiff City at Old Trafford.

Leicester City 0-0 Chelsea

Chelsea clinched third place in the Premier League despite being held to a goalless draw by Leicester City in the season finale at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues were helped by Tottenham Hotspur’s draw against Everton, which saw them hold on to third position.

Manchester United 0-2 Cardiff City

Manchester United ended the season with a 2-0 defeat against Cardiff City on Sunday afternoon at Old Trafford.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing scored a goal on either half for Cardiff, first in the 23rd minute through a penalty and nine minutes after the break to complete his brace.

Burnley 1-3 Arsenal

Arsenal missed out on the top-four in the Premier League by just a point despite beating Burnley 3-1 on Sunday afternoon at Turf Moor.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a quick brace for the Gunners in the early stages of the second stanza while Ashley Barnes pulled a goal back for the Clarets two minutes after Arsenal’s second goal in the 65th minute.

However, Eddie Nketiah sealed the three points for Unai Emery’s charges deep in stoppage time to make it 3-1.

Crystal Palace 5-3 Bournemouth

Michy Batshuayi scored a brace as Crystal Palace defeated Bournemouth 5-3 in an eight-goal thriller on Sunday afternoon at Selhurst Park.

Batshuayi grabbed two quick goals for Palace while Jack Simpson made it 3-0 for the hosts with an unfortunate own goal eight minutes before halftime.

Jefferson Lerma pulled a goal back for the Cherries on the stroke of halftime before Jordon Ible reduced the deficit to one goal in the 56th minute.

However, Patrick van Aanholt and Andros Townsend rounded off the scoring while Joshua King netted the Cherries' third.

Fulham 0-4 Newcastle United

Newcastle United ended the season on a high after drubbing relegated Fulham 4-0 on Sunday afternoon at Craven Cottage.

Jonjo Shelvey, Ayoze Perez, Fabian Schar and Salomon Rondon were on target for the Magpies as they finished the season in 13th place.

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield Town

Southampton were held to a 1-1 stalemate by already relegated Huddersfield Town in the last Premier League match-day on Sunday afternoon.

Nathan Redmond broke the deadlock for the Saints four minutes before the break but Alex Pritchard ensured the share of spoils for Huddersfield with the equaliser ten minutes after the break.

Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Everton

Tottenham Hotspur finished the campaign in fourth following a 2-2 draw with Everton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadum.

Eric Dier got the opener for Spurs in the third minute but the Toffees hit back with second-half goals from Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun.

Christian Eriksen ensured Spurs collected at least a point with the equaliser 15 minutes before time.

Watford 1-4 West Ham United

West Ham United ended their campaign on a high as they thrashed Watford 4-1 on Sunday afternoon at Vicarage road.

Mark Noble bagged a brace while Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautoic were also on target for the visitors.

Gerard Deulofeu pulled a goal back for Watford, who were late reduced to 10 men after Jose Holebas' was sent off in the second half.