Well, well, well. That was a lot more dramatic than we were all expecting, wasn’t it?
The key headlines from the final day of the 2020/2021 were as follows: Leicester still love a bottle job, almost as much as Chelsea. David Moyes is manager of the season, while Liverpool somehow finished five points off Manchester United in the end. Also, St Totteringham’s day is cancelled this year.
Let’s start at King Power Stadium where, for the second successive season, Leicester blew their chances of finishing in the top four.
It was all going so well with 15 minutes to play as well, only for the inevitable collapse to follow. First, Kasper Schmeichel flapped one into his own net before Gareth Bale capitalised on some comical defending (twice) to win it.
Poor old Brendy Rodgers. He was hoping to have Thursdays off next season.
Meanwhile, Spurs’ big win over the Foxes was enough to secure them a place in the Europa Conference League, as well as secure Harry Kane the Golden Boot.
Not that many people cared about the former and Arsenal fans were quick to rub their rivals’ noses in it.
Leicester’s defeat meant Chelsea and Liverpool were given a free pass. Not that it felt like that at the time…
While the Reds made light work of Crystal Palace, Thomas Tuchel’s side had a stinker, falling to a 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa. Not ideal preparation for the Champions League final, but they still got the job done in the loosest possible sense.
The top four race was not the only narrative to be settled on the final day either. West Ham also secured European football with a swaggering 3-0 win over lowly Southampton.
Elsewhere, Sergio Aguero was playing his last ever Premier League game most likely, so of course he signed off with two goals.
Last up, Manchester United fans were keen to praise Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their side comfortably finished second on eight more points than last campaign.
Can he go one better next time out? Probably not, no.
Until next season the Barclays, it’s been a pleasure.