Premier League final day: Tottenham 2-2 Everton, Manchester United 0-2 Cardiff and more – as it happened

Manchester City retain the title, leaving Liverpool second with a mammoth 97 points, while Chelsea pipped Spurs to third place and Watford’s Christian Kabasele got a red card that means he’ll miss the cup final.

Anyway, that’s about us - another Premier League season in the books. Thanks for your company and comments - later.

Manchester City fans celebrate as their team are crowned Premier League champions.
Manchester City fans celebrate as their team are crowned Premier League champions. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

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It’s fair to point out that he’s had the best squad of players in every one of those wins, and by far - but still, an indisputable and absolute genius. There’s no one better at extracting the most from elite talent.

Bernardo Silva is extremely happy, and Toure congratulates him on a brilliant season. He’s a sensational player, and should play in the middle every week. Anyway, he says they’re still annoyed about going out of Europe, and that they did wonder if they could do it, post-Newcastle. Fourteen straight wins says they could.

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He also says this is the toughest title his team have won, the Redknapp asks him about golf - it’s absolutely hilarious I can tell you - and puts an arm around him. What an honour.

After losing to Newcastle, he didn’t think his team were done, and Liverpool then dropped points at home to Leicester and seven points was doable.

A meeting of minds: Jamie Redknapp is with Pep Guardiola. He thanks Liverpool for pushing them to improve, extols his team’s points aggregate over the past two seasons. he knew his team couldn’t drop any points in the run-in, and says that they’ve changed English football.

“This is exactly what I came to this club for,” says Raheem Sterling. Quite.

The City players give Guardiola the bumps. “He starts everything off,” says Kompany. He then says he’s “desperate, desperate, desperate” to win the FA Cup (after a night tonight) but that he doesn’t know if he’s staying another season. City would be mad to lose him, if he’s up for hanging about; “he’s staying,” says Yaya Toure, and the two take a selfie.

Guardiola gets the bumps.
Guardiola gets the bumps. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

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City players and manager pose in a big group with the trophy, then Kompany goes over for a word with Sky. He says this season was the most draining title he’s won because of the need to win every game. He says City are now one of English football’s greatest-ever sides and he’s very proud of that.

Wonderwall is played over the tannoy, and there’s Noel Gallagher lapping it up. What a feeling that must be!

Noel Gallagher celebrates with a Belgian Flag given to him by Vincent Kompany.
Noel Gallagher celebrates with a Belgian Flag given to him by Vincent Kompany. Photograph: Javier García/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

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Leroy Sane pours fizz all over Yaya Toure, and for a second you wonder if it’s going to cost him a burst mooth, but then they embrace.

The only criticism of City, and it’s a big one, is their European record. Losing to domestic rivals, conceding lots of goals, is not a good look - they can win it with their existing defence, but they’d need everything to go in their favour. If they can improve that defence, and given the rebuilding that the traditional powers need to do, next season it should be theirs.

Guardiola applauds, and it’s hard to see any team matching his lot next season, especially after another summer’s investment. If he can replace Fernandinho, and find himself some better defenders, dearie me, what a team he’ll have. On which point, I guess we have to note the ludicrous money spent on this team and its provenance but, footballistically speaking, they are outstanding.

Vincent Kompany dances his way to the trophy and launches it above his head!

Manchester City are champions again!

Kompany lifts the trophy.
Kompany lifts the trophy. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

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Guardiola and Saneé share a hug. There didn’t seem to be any animus, but yerman won’t fancy as much time sitting at the side next season.

Pep Guardiola trots out and the players follow him.

Guardiola leads out his players.
Guardiola leads out his players. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

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Tasty game at Selhurst - not as tasty as Tasty Jerk, but still.

The City backroom staff come out, and the trophy follows them.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang earned a share of the golden boot as Arsenal finally won away. Louise Taylor was at Turf Moor.

It was not a good day for Watford, who lost Christian Kabasele for the cup final and 4-1 to West Ham. Ben Fisher was there.

Huddersfield are a veritable points machine! They nabbed a draw with Southampton, and here’s more on that.

Stuart James watched Chelsea secure third place with a 0-0 home draw against Leicester.

Bruno comes out with his family to take the applause of the crowd. His team-mates have t-shirts with his face on them, which looks like Richard from Guess Who.

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Newcastle have had a brilliant second half of the season, and stole Fulham’s lunch money this afternoon. Amy Lawrence saw them beat Fulham 4-0.

Liverpool are up to 29 years without a league title, but what a season it’s been for them - and what a season it might still be. Here’s Danny Taylor on their 2-0 win over Wolves.

Cardiff landed a final shot on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s nose, and Jamie Jackson was there to see it.

Here’s Dominic Fifield’s report of Brighton 1-4 Man City.

Vincent Kompany says he knew Liverpool were ahead because the Brighton fans were singing 1-0 to Liverpool. But he says his team were finding the gaps, which is to say that he wasn’t all that worried.

Kompany celebrates with Guardiola.
Kompany celebrates with Guardiola. Photograph: Tom Flathers/Man City via Getty Images

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At the Amex, Guardiola is acknowledging the fans, before the players go in - they’ll be out again presently, to be presented with the trophy.

Full-time: Burnley 1-3 Arsenal

Eddie Nketiah grabbed a third in injury-time, so Arsenal finish fifth, ahead of Man United in sixth.

And read about Liverpool- Wolves, here:

Read all about the champions, here.

Yaya Toure tries to speak to the players for Sky - instead they haul him into their celebrations, singing his song.

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Full-time scores

Spurs 2-2 Everton

Man United 0-2 Cardiff

Watford 1-4 West Ham

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Leicester 0-0 Chelsea

Fulham 0-4 Newcastle

Liverpool 2-0 Wolves

Crystal Palace 5-3 Bournemouth

Brighton 1-4 Man City

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MANCHESTER CITY ARE CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND AGAIN!

They’ve beaten Brighton 4-1, coming from a goal down too, and that’s 14 straight wins, beating Arsenal’s run-in 13 in 01-02. They’re a very, very good team, and it’ll take something special to overhaul them next season.

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Full-time: Liverpool 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Well played Liverpool. That little run when they were ahead, against Leicester, West Ham and Man United, cost them in the end, but they gave it everything. Ninety-seven points to not win the title!

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At Anfield, there’s a lot of indignant singing. Liverpool have had a brilliant season, and will fancy themselves to win a sixth big ears.

Pogba drills a free-kick into the wall as Old Trafford empties in disgust. The lap of appreciation should be a goodun.

GOAL! Fulham 0-4 Newcastle United (Rondon, 89)

Imagine what Newcastle could do if someone gave Benitez a few quid to spend.

Rondon makes it 4-0 Newcastle.
Rondon makes it 4-0 Newcastle. Photograph: Serena Taylor/Newcastle United

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At Old Trafford, Mason Greenwood can’t quite poke home Rashford’s cross, then Angel Gomes, on as sub, curls over the bar.

Back at the Amex, Vincent Kompany is withdrawn for a walk of fame. What a player he’s been for City and he gets the mother and father of all hugs from Guardiola. This being football, it’s followed up with a hard head shove - Guardiola must be strong - and in not long at all, Kompany will be chucking the Premier League trophy into the air.

On the Old Trafford bench, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sits there in his club suit. It’s not making that much difference, and neither is he or Micky Phelan next to him.

At the Amex, the retiring Bruno has just been taken off - he receives a standing ovation and plenty of congratulation. What a signing he was.

Bruno receives a standing ovation as he leaves the field for the last time.
Bruno receives a standing ovation as he leaves the field for the last time. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

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“Everton fans at White Hart Lane singing ‘Now you’re going to believe us You’re going to win the cup’, emails John Tumbridge.

The beauty of football right there.

GOAL! Liverpool 2-0 Wolves (Mane, 81)

“Logjam!” is what Peter Drury would have screeched were he commentating on this game. Alexander-Arnold curls in brilliantly, Mane heads down, and he is now level with Salah and Aubameyang.

Mane celebrates his second.
Mane celebrates his second. Photograph: Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

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“I’m sure if he could have that moment again, he’d stand there clapping whilst Antonio ran through,” says Dan C of Holebas. “Did he try promising the ref they’d let West Ham walk the free kick in?”

He is going to have some stern ones with himself tonight. Maybe he should give Dazzler Fletcher a call.

GOAL! Spurs 2-2 Everton (Eriksen, 75)

He’s decent, this lad. A low free-kick catches Pickford moving the wrong way, and Spurs do not know when they’re beaten.

Eriksen curls in the free-kick for Tottenham’s second.
Eriksen curls in the free-kick for Tottenham’s second. Photograph: Steven Paston/PA

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GOAL! Spurs 1-2 Everton (Tosun, 72)

There he is! Lloris saves Keane’s header from Sigurdsson’s corner, and Tosun is there to barge home.

Tosun pokes in to score Everton’s second.
Tosun pokes in to score Everton’s second. Photograph: Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images

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GOAL! Crystal Palace 4-3 AFC Bournemouth (King, 73)

Mepham heads on a corner and King is there. What a game!

King makes it 4-3.
King makes it 4-3. Photograph: Robin Jones/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images

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GOAL! Watford 1-3 West Ham (Arnautovic, 71)

The Orns ave ad better days.

Arnautovic celebrates scoring the third for West Ham.
Arnautovic celebrates scoring the third for West Ham. Photograph: Craig Brough/Action Images via Reuters

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GOAL! Brighton 1-4 Man City (Gundogan, 72)

City win a free-kick 25 yards out, and Gundogan curls over the wall and in. I wonder if Ryan might’ve saved that.

Gundogan and his team mates celebrate number four.
Gundogan and his team mates celebrate number four. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

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At Old Trafford, Mason Greenwood has looked sharp, and he’s just flicked a header narrowly wide.

GOAL! Burnley 1-2 Arsenal (Barnes, 65)

A back four of Lichsteiner, Mustafi, Mavropanos and Monreal is never keeping a clean sheet, and it does not.

Barnes scores for Burnley.
Barnes scores for Burnley. Photograph: Ed Sykes/Action Images via Reuters

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GOAL! Crystal Palace 4-2 AFC Bournemouth (Van Aanholt, 65)

A one-two with Zaha, a sprint into the box, and a low finish does the job.

Van Aanholt scores the fourth for Palace.
Van Aanholt scores the fourth for Palace. Photograph: Tony O’brien/Action Images via Reuters

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GOAL! Burnley 0-2 Arsenal (Aubameyang, 63)

Iwobi spins and lifts a pass to the back post which Aubameyang crunches into the net. He’s now level with Salah in the scoring charts.

Aubameyang makes it 0-2.
Aubameyang makes it 0-2. Photograph: Scott Heppell/Reuters

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GOAL! Fulham 0-3 Newcastle (Schar, 61)

Fulham depart as they arrived, miserably - Ritchie puts a decent corner into the box, Mawson doesn’t clear, and there you go.

Schar heads home number three for Newcastle.
Schar heads home number three for Newcastle. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

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GOAL! MAN CITY ARE GOING TO BE CHAMPIONS! Brighton 1-3 Man City (Mahrez, 63)

This is very nicely taken. He takes possession just outside the box, dead centre, and feints to shoot, moving past Dunk who slides in, off the pitch and out of the ground. He then pokes a hard, rising shot to which Ryan gets a strong hand - he ought to stop it really - but can’t, cue delirium on the City bench.

Mahrez scores the third for City.
Mahrez scores the third for City. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian

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At Old Trafford, Bobby Reid has just whacked one past the post!

“In terms of ‘laughing at the failure of others’, this year’s United vintage is the gift that keeps on giving,” emails Matt Dony.” Truth is, I like Ole, and I’m almost feeling sorry for them. But then I remember the United fans I knew during the peak Fergie years. And, let’s face it, I need someone to laugh at, because a whole load of other fans are going to fill their boots laughing at a 97 point second place. I hate football.”

I have a dawg in this fight and I find it funny. I’m not sure how much is Ole’s fault - I’d mainly blame the players - but the extent of the awfulness is such that some of it has to be on him.

At Anfield, Wolves are knocking at the door. How will Liverpool respond?

GOAL! Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield Town)Pritchard, 56)

Gunn takes a pass and looks to hoof upfield, but pressure arrives and he chucks a dummy instead. Pritchard, though, is having no such thing, winning the ball and tapping home.

Pritchard gets one back for The Terriers.
Pritchard gets one back for The Terriers. Photograph: David Klein/Reuters

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GOAL! Crystal Palace 3-2 AFC Bournemouth (Ibe, 56)

Suddenly, Palace are in a game, and it’s another assist from Fraser. He now has 15 this season, along with seven goals.

Ibe scores to make it 3-2.
Ibe scores to make it 3-2. Photograph: Bradley Collyer/PA

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GOAL! Burnley 0-1 Arsenal (Aubameyang, 52)

Burnley move the ball along the backline like Liverpool pre-backpass law, only Taylor messes up his control and Aubemayang doesn’t wait to be asked twice.

Aubameyang celebrates with Elneny after scoring the opener for Arsenal.
Aubameyang celebrates with Elneny after scoring the opener for Arsenal. Photograph: Scott Heppell/Reuters

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GOAL! Manchester United 0-2 Cardiff City (Mendez-Laing, 54)

United are an absolute joke! McTominay challenges Reid for a waist-high ball, they both miss it, and suddenly Murphy is in behind! He squares, Mendez-Laing taps in, and this is unfathomably useless!

Mendez-Laing taps in for Cardiff’s second.
Mendez-Laing taps in for Cardiff’s second. Photograph: Rui Vieira/AP

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At Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken off Phil Jones and replaced him with a sentient broomstick Anthony Martial. He’s already been yanked down by Morrison when played in by Rashford - that was right on the red/yellow border, and Moss went with yellow.

“Homesick in Toronto with kidney stones and no tv,” emails John Macmillan. “Hence I’ve got your mbm on the tablet while listening to Everton radio live on my phone as my beloved Toffees play Spurs at new ‘White Hot Lane’.
Everton’s down one-nil, and frankly it’s a tedious match.
Hence Everton’s broadcasters can barely contain their contrasting dismay and excitement as Liverpool and City alternate goals. ‘There’s no alcohol available in the press booth, so we’ll need to send out..’” says Darren Griffiths, the voice of Everton. ‘C’mon Aguero!’ It’s better than painkillers. Mostly.”

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RED CARD! JOSE HOLEBAS IS SENT OFF AND WILL MISS THE CUP FINAL

Absolute sickener! Antonio is in on goal, Holebas pulls him back, and what was he thinking?

Holebas is sent off, after his challenge on Antonio.
Holebas is sent off, after his challenge on Antonio. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

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If Man United lose today, it’ll mean that since beating PSG, they’re P12 W2 D2 L8. That is ungood in the extreme.

GOAL! Watford 1-2 West Ham (Deulofeu, 46)

The second half specialist strikes again!

Deulofeu celebrates getting one back for Watford.
Deulofeu celebrates getting one back for Watford. Photograph: Ian Walton/Reuters

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Off we go again, the final half of the 2018-19 Premier League season. Does it have one last way to amaze us?

“According to my friend Elliot, apparently Wolves fans are starting up fake Brighton goal celebrations at Anfield, and it’s worked on a couple of occasions. I love this.” So emails Darren Hall, and I agree - see below.

Although Wolves are losing, it’s looking good for them: if City win today and in the cup final, they’ll be in Europe for the first time in time.

Half-time scores

Spurs 1-0 Everton

Man United 0-1 Cardiff City

Watford 0-2 West Ham

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

Leicester City 0-0 Chelsea

Fulham 0-2 Newcastle United

Liverpool 1-0 Wolves

Crystal Palace 3-1 Bournemouth

Brighton 1-2 Man City

Burnley 0-0 Arsenal

GOAL! Crystal Palace 3-1 Bournemouth (Lerma, 45)

I’ve not seen this once but apparently it’s something, a 35-yard scud, screeching in off the bar for extra points.

Guaita attempts to stop the goal from Lerma.
Guaita attempts to stop the goal from Lerma. Photograph: Tony O’brien/Action Images via Reuters

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Matt Doherty hits the woodwork! Wolves move the ball across the face of the Liverpool box, Jota teeing up Doherty, whose studied sidefooter clips the top of the bar!

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Taking pleasure in the failure of another is one of football’s greatest pleasures. I was in the away end at St Mary’s in May 2005 when Southampton went down, giving the home fans all sorts of stick; I was also in the away end at the Stadium of Light when Agueroooooo happened, taking all sorts of stick. Nothing else facilitates that standard of mass snide.

Glorious!

GOAL! Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield Town (Redmond, 41)

This is a beaut, apparently, Redmond moving off the left, beating two men, and zuzzing a curler in off the post. He has a lot of talent - I wonder if he can play at a higher level.

Redmond celebrates after scoring the opener at St Mary’s.
Redmond celebrates after scoring the opener at St Mary’s. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

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GOAL! Watford 0-2 West Ham (Lanzini, 39)

In 1985, Watford beat Man United 5-1 in the game before the cup final. Watford could easily take a similar hiding today.

Lanzini celebrates after scoring West Ham’s second.
Lanzini celebrates after scoring West Ham’s second. Photograph: Henry Browne/Getty Images

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GOAL! Brighton 1-2 Man City (Laporte, 38)

Is this the goal that wins the title? Mahrez bends a corner into the middle of the box while, on the edge, Murray - who’s bullied Laporte at the other end - switches off and allows him to get away. A strong, downward header does the rest.

Laporte scores City’s second goal.
Laporte scores City’s second goal. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian

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I wonder where Wan-Bissaka will be playing next season. I’m sure he’s happy at Palace, but they’ve got to be expecting a sizeable offer or two, given how good he is.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 2-0 AFC Bournemouth (Batshuayi, 32)

Wan-Bissaka drives a rubbish shot which arrives at the prodigious feet of Batshuayi. He finishes with ease.