The Premier League 2020-21 season came to a close on a memorable day as all 20 clubs played their final matchups at the same time, bringing an extraordinary top-flight campaign to a close.
Manchester City celebrated their sixth Premier League title with a 5-0 thrashing of Everton at the Etihad Stadium. Sergio Aguero, probably City’s greatest-ever player, made a fantastic cameo off the bench, and City fans waved him farewell.
— Manchester City, 2020-2021 PL Champions! (@ManCityUS) May 23, 2021
Nuno Espirito Santo said his goodbyes at the Molineux, as he ended a historic four-year career with Wolverhampton Wanderers. However, he was unable to end his career with a victory in front of the Wolves fans, as his side was defeated 2-1 by a second-string Manchester United.
The fight for UEFA Champions League football, which saw Chelsea, Liverpool, and Leicester City compete for two berths, was one of the most exciting storylines of the day.
Liverpool defeated a departing Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace 2-0 at Anfield, securing third place in the standings. Gini Wijnaldum, one of Liverpool’s most prominent players during their successful phase under Jürgen Klopp, also bid farewell to the Kop.
Premier League 2020-21 – Race for European Football
Leicester City will compete in the UEFA Europa League alongside West Ham United, who qualified for the competition for the first time in 22 years after defeating Southampton 2-0 at home. Spurs qualified for the new UEFA Conference League after winning at the King Power Stadium.
Arsenal finished seventh in the Premier League, missing qualifying for Europe for the first time in 26 years, despite a 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion. Leeds United, who were just promoted, finished in ninth place, with Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton completing out the top 10.
Premier League Golden Boot
After an amazing individual campaign, Harry Kane was named Premier League Golden Boot winner for the first time since his 29-goal season in 2016-17. In what could be his final season with Tottenham Its clear the English superstar was outstanding but it wasn’t enough to help his team achieve European football.
Kane’s hat-trick of Golden Boots places him among the best strikers the Premier League has ever produced. Only Arsenal star Thierry Henry has won the award more than Alan Shearer has, who has won it three times.
⚪️ Congratulations, @HKane! ⚪️
— Premier League (@premierleague) May 23, 2021
With rumors about his future circulating, this might be Kane’s final appearance for Tottenham in the Premier League.
With the Premier League 2020/21 over and done with, we look forward to yet another scintillating campaign in a few months’ time.
The season promised to be one of the most contested in recent memory, with nine different teams, including Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, topping the league at various points throughout the season.
Manchester City, on the other hand, were crowned champions after a remarkable run in which they won 21 consecutive games in all competitions between December and March.
Fulham, West Bromwich Albion, and Sheffield United were subsequently named as the three teams to be relegated from the Premier League in a season in which spectators inside stadiums have been much missed.
With one season coming to an end, football fans across the world are already looking forward to the 2021/22 Premier League season.