2021-22 Premier League: Week 38 Roundup

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A tense final day of the 2021-22 Premier League season saw the title, European and relegation battles all settled. 

A late brace from Ilkay Gundogan plus strike from Rodri saw Manchester City come from 2-0 down to defeat Aston Villa 3-2 and defend their title, having fallen behind to goals from Matty Cash and Philippe Coutinho.

Goals from Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson saw Liverpool come from behind to beat Wolves 3-1 at Anfield but missed out on the title by one point, after Pedro Neto had put the visitors ahead in the third minute.

Ross Barkley struck an injury-time winner as Chelsea sealed third with a 2-1 win against 19th-placed Watford, having seen Kai Havertz’s 11th minute opener cancelled out by a late equaliser from Dan Gosling.

Braces from Dejan Kulusevksi and Son Heung-min fired Tottenham to a 5-0 away win at rock-bottom Norwich to secure fourth and Champions League qualification.

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Down in the fight for survival, Maxwel Cornet’s 69th minute consolatory goal couldn’t prevent Burnley from losing 2-1 at home against Newcastle, after Callum Wilson’s brace had initially put the Magpies 2-0 in front.

Leeds consequently snatched the final safety position and relegated Burnley with Jack Harrison’s injury-time winner in a 2-1 away win at Brentford, after Sergi Canos had cancelled out Raphinha’s opening goal but Canos was sent off for two bookable offences.

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Elsewhere, Wilfried Zaha struck a 37th minute winner as Crystal Palace defeated Manchester United at Selhurst Park.

Man Utd however secured sixth and Europa League qualification after late goals from Pascal Gross and Danny Welbeck secured a comeback 3-1 win for Brighton over West Ham, which condemned the Hammers to  Europa Conference League next season after Joel Veltman cancelled out Michail Antonio’s opener.

Gabriel Martinelli and Cedric Soares netted one goal and assist each as Arsenal thrashed Everton 5-1 to secure fifth and a return to European competition, after just an one season absence.

Ayoze Perez netted a late brace as Leicester thrashed Southampton 4-1 at King Power Stadium to finish eighth.

Finally, here is the complete 2021-22 Premier League final standings in full.

Position  Team Points Goal Difference
1 Manchester City 93 +73
2 Liverpool 92 +68
3 Chelsea 74 +43
4 Tottenham Hotspur 71 +29
5 Arsenal 69 +13
6 Manchester United 58 0
7 West Ham United 56 +9
8 Leicester City 52 +3
9 Brighton 51 -2
10 Wolves 51 -5
11 Newcastle United 49 -18
12 Crystal Palace 48 +4
13 Brentford 46 -8
14 Aston Villa 45 -2
15 Southampton 40 -24
16 Everton 39 -23
17 Leeds United 38 -37
18 Burnley 35 -19
19 Watford 23 -43
20 Norwich 22 -61

Golden Boot Award: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) and Son Heung-Min (Tottenham) – 23 goals

Golden Glove Award: Alisson (Liverpool) and Ederson (Manchester City) – 20 clean sheets

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