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Chelsea, Man United secure Champions League spots as Leicester fall short on final day


Chelsea and Manchester United secured their places in the UEFA Champions League next season after both earned victories that kept them in the top four on the final day of the 2019/20 campaign.

The two clubs join League Champions Liverpool and Manchester City as the four to represent England in the 2020/21 European Champions League tournament.

First-half goals from Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud gave Chelsea the win they needed, beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

In a direct battle for a UEFA Champions League spots at King Power Stadium, Bruno Fernandes’s penalty and Jesse Lingard’s stoppage-time strike were enough for a 2-0 victory for Man Utd over Leicester City, meaning the Red Devils finish above Chelsea in third on goal difference.

Leicester finished fifth after their defeat and will compete in the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League.

Wolves’ loss meant they missed out on sixth position and a place in the UEFA Europa League, after Tottenham Hotspur drew 1-1 at Crystal Palace to edge ahead of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side on goal difference.

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Wolves must hope Chelsea beat Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup final so they can claim the final UEL spot, in the second qualifying round.

Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud scored the goals that confirmed a top-four finish for Chelsea as they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge.

The breakthrough for Chelsea came in first-half stoppage time through Mount’s superb free-kick.

It was 2-0 just a few minutes later, Mount’s through-ball setting up Giroud who rounded the goalkeeper to score for a third successive home match.

After the break, Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who had been brought back to the starting XI, saved well from Diogo Jota while Christian Pulisic fired over at the other end.

Chelsea finish the season in fourth on 66 points, below Manchester United on goal difference.

Wolves drop to seventh on 59 points, below Tottenham Hotspur on goal difference.

Silva bids the Premier League bye

He had no luck in front of goal today, but Jamie Vardy scoops the Golden Boot award with 23 goals.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Danny Ings both netted today but are just one goal shy of the Foxes forward.

Ederson’s clean sheet secures the Golden Glove with 16 shutouts this season, while Kevin De Bruyne wins Playmaker of the Season with 20 assists.