The longest, strangest Premier League season ever contested nevertheless came to a familiar dramatic close on Sunday, almost a year after the coronavirus-cursed 2019-20 campaign — which was interrupted for more than three months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic — began.
Manchester United and Chelsea clinched the final two spots in next season’s UEFA Champions League, joining runaway Prem winner Liverpool and runner-up Manchester City. Leicester’s failure to beat United Sunday forced the Foxes to settle for a fifth-place finish and the Europa League berth that comes with it.
On the other end of the 20-team table, Aston Villa, which looked like a relegation shoo-in just a few weeks ago, completed its great escape by going undefeated over its final four games. In the process, they condemned Bournemouth and Watford to the drop along with already doomed Norwich City.
Here are the most consequential score lines from Decision Day, and what those results mean for the clubs involved.