Manchester United and Chelsea clinch top four on final day of Premier League season

Wins against Leicester City and Wolves ensure participation in next season's Champions League

Manchester United players celebrate with Bruno Fernandes after his opening goal penalty against Leicester City. PA
Manchester United players celebrate with Bruno Fernandes after his opening goal penalty against Leicester City. PA

Manchester United and Chelsea confirmed their participation in next season's Champions League after wins over Leicester City and Wolves respectively on the final day of the Premier League season.

Entering the final day in third, United needed to avoid defeat at fifth-placed Leicester, while Chelsea, in fourth, required a similar outcome at home against Wolves.

In the end it turned out to be quite comfortable as United clinched a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium, while Chelsea secured their own 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge thanks to quick-fire goals by Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud just before halftime.

Bruno Fernandes scored the all-important goal for United, slotting home from the penalty spot in the 71st minute, before Jesse Lingard capitalised on an error by Kasper Schmeichel deep in injury time.

More to follow

Updated: July 26, 2020 09:28 PM

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