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Mauricio Pochettino hints Spurs future hinges on commitment of transfer funds

Guardian - søn, 13/05/2018 - 22:02

• Manager appears to issue coded ultimatum to Daniel Levy
• ‘Being brave is the most important thing and take risks‘

Mauricio Pochettino appeared to suggest that his future at Tottenham Hotspur is linked to how the club approach the summer transfer window, as he called upon the chairman, Daniel Levy, to “be brave and take risks”.

The manager has been permitted to spend £40.25m in net terms on permanent transfer deals across his four seasons at Tottenham and he has delivered a third consecutive top-three finish and Champions League qualification.

Related: Tottenham fight back to beat Leicester in thriller and seal third spot

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Poch set for crunch talks with Levy

Sky Sports - søn, 13/05/2018 - 21:00
Mauricio Pochettino will hold talks with chairman Daniel Levy next week in which he will outline a new vision for Tottenham and stress the need to take "risks" if they want to become a trophy-winning club.

WATCH: Tottenham 5-4 Leicester

Sky Sports - søn, 13/05/2018 - 19:36
An end-of-season classic saw Tottenham say farewell to their temporary Wembley home by coming back from 3-1 down to beat Leicester City 5-4 and secure third place in the Premier League.

Tottenham season review

Sky Sports - søn, 13/05/2018 - 19:10
Tottenham finished the 2017/18 Premier league season in third place, booking a spot next year's Champions League.

LISTEN: Gary Neville Podcast

Sky Sports - søn, 13/05/2018 - 19:00
Listen to the Gary Neville Podcast after the final day of the Premier League season.

De Bruyne tops assists charts

Sky Sports - søn, 13/05/2018 - 18:50
Manchester City's Premier League dominance was reflected in the assists charts, where Kevin De Bruyne led a lockout of the top four places by the champions.

Newcastle crush Chelsea, Swansea relegated, City reach 100 points: Premier League clockwatch – as it happened

Guardian - søn, 13/05/2018 - 18:30

A dramatic final day saw Mo Salah win the golden boot, Swansea’s relegation confirmed, and Manchester City grab a 100th point with the last kick of their campaign

5.30pm BST

And with that, I’m gone. It’s been chaotic. Thanks for being there. Bye!

5.29pm BST

And Louise Taylor was at Newcastle to see Chelsea get emphatically beaten:

Antonio Conte began the afternoon in highly animated form in the technical area and, for a while, became almost hysterical before his mood finally morphed into sulky acceptance.

Long before the end, Chelsea’s manager’s had become oddly static as he stood arms folded, expression disconsolate, on the touchline. Maybe they were saving themselves for the FA Cup final but Conte’s players never looked remotely like a side which kicked off harbouring outside hopes of a top four place.

Related: Newcastle add to Antonio Conte’s woes with easy win over listless Chelsea

5.28pm BST

David Hytner was served with a slap-up goal feast at Wembley:

The Tottenham Hotspur support chanted that they were going home and there is certainly excitement among their number at the prospect of returning to the rebuilt White Hart Lane next season. Yet what a send-off they gave to Wembley.

Related: Tottenham fight back to beat Leicester in thriller and seal third spot

5.28pm BST

Here’s a report on Burnley 1-2 Bournemouth:

Related: Callum Wilson hits last-gasp winner for Bournemouth at Europe-bound Burnley

5.27pm BST

Antonio Conte talks after Chelsea’s dismal performance at Newcastle.

We lost the game and I think deserved to have this defeat. I don’t know, for sure Newcastle look more determined than us. I think this. For sure, we didn’t lose a place in the Champions League today, or on the last two games. The chances were zero. But I think to finish the season this way, it’s not good. It’s not good for the team, not good for the players, not good for the fans. Now we have six days to prepare for the FA Cup final, and for sure we have to change. Our start today wasn’t good.

When there is this situation, the first person to answer for this must be the coach. Because if in this game we had this spirit, this will, this desire, I think that I’m the first person to answer for this. You’re talking about the other team being more determined. I think today I wasn’t able to transfer that determination to my players.

5.22pm BST

Stuart James watched as Swansea’s far-fetched hopes of salvation came to nought:

There was a funereal feel about this fixture as Stoke, who were already down, condemned Swansea City to relegation and a place in the Championship alongside them. Swansea, in truth, were resigned to their fate on Wednesday night, after Huddersfield grabbed an unlikely point at Chelsea, meaning that Carlos Carvalhal’s side needed a footballing miracle on the final day of the season.

Related: Andy King’s goal scant consolation for Swansea City in defeat to Stoke

5.20pm BST

Dominic Fifield saw Crystal Palace climb to 11th place in the league, and West Brom slip back to the bottom:

This game ended up a celebration of Roy Hodgson, with the affection bellowed by both sets of supporters. The home support in the Holmesdale end waited until early in the second half to unfurl their banners of appreciation, with the ground then united in chorusing the former England manager’s name. He looked almost sheepish acknowledging the adulation.

Related: Wilfried Zaha strikes as Crystal Palace brush aside West Brom

5.18pm BST

At Southampton, Dusan Tadic hasn’t just taken off and given away his shirt – his vest, shorts and socks have gone as well, and he’s walking off the pitch in a jockstrap.

5.16pm BST

Jacob Steinberg was at the London Stadium, where West Ham won and Everton were rubbish:

It spoke volumes that the Everton fans did not spring to the defence of their manager when the locals started having fun at Sam Allardyce’s expense. They simply could not be bothered and are unlikely to shed any tears if this limp defeat marks the end of Allardyce’s unhappy tenure.

Related: Manuel Lanzini double gives West Ham victory over lacklustre Everton

5.15pm BST

Andy Hunter witnessed Mo Salah’s latest goalscoring exploits at Anfield:

Liverpool may have left it typically late to seal Champions League qualification but their farewell to the Premier League season and warm-up for Real Madrid was otherwise faultless. Mohamed Salah began a comprehensive win over Brighton with a record 32nd league goal of the campaign and Kop favourite Andy Robertson capped it with his first for the club. Anfield could only admire the exhibition in between.

Related: Liverpool clinch fourth after Mohamed Salah kickstarts romp against Brighton

5.13pm BST

Jamie Jackson watched Michael Carrick’s Old Trafford farewell:

Michael Carrick’s 464th and final Manchester United appearance featured a vintage moment via a sweet pass that created Marcus Rashford’s first-half winner. The midfielder had walked out to a guard of honour and on 80 minutes strode off the turf for a last time to a standing ovation.

Related: Michael Carrick farewells Manchester United with vintage pass in win over Watford

5.11pm BST

Ben Fisher was at St Mary’s to see Manchester City smash another record:

How fitting that Manchester City would finish an extraordinary season with a bang. Gabriel Jesus, a substitute here, hoisted a wonderful dinked effort into the net with only seconds of the Premier League season left after meeting a flighted Kevin De Bruyne ball to earn the champions’ 32nd win of the campaign, attaining a landmark and record-breaking century of points in the process.

Related: Manchester City hit 100 points with late Gabriel Jesus winner at Southampton

5.09pm BST

The match reports are trickling in now. This from Paul Doyle at Huddersfield:

Arsène Wenger’s powers may have dwindled in recent years but at least his last match at Arsenal ended in the same way his first one did in 1996, with his team taking three points. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Frenchman’s last major signing at the north London club, made sure of that detail by stabbing into the net from close range in the 38th minute.

Related: Arsène Wenger gets a winning farewell with 1-0 to the Arsenal at Huddersfield

5.08pm BST

Mo Salah has a chat:

This one is very special. As I said before many times, it’s always on my mind to help with the team. Now we’re in the Champions League and I won the award, so I’m very proud to do it. It’s always in my mind to succeed in England, with 100% to give more to succeed here. I had a great season. I’m trying to improve every year. I’m very happy. I improve year after year, I’m very proud about that.

5.05pm BST

Arsene Wenger’s final post-match TV interview concludes:

I believe I had an impact on the club as a whole, because the club today is in a strong position. A new stadium, a new training ground, they’re all paid basically. We played 48 games unbeaten, it’s difficult to imagine. I’m very proud as well for winning seven FA Cups. I see a bright future for my successor, the team has a good attitude and good quality. We need two or three additions, and after that I believe the club will compete for the championship.

5.04pm BST

On the pitch at Anfield, Mo Salah has brought out all of his individual awards for this ridiculous, over-achieving season, and is being presented with one more – the golden boot.

5.02pm BST

And here’s the league table:

4.57pm BST

So the scorelines in full, and if nothing much was in the end decided today, at least everyone had fun not doing it. 31 goals! Thirty-one! Unless I’ve miscounted, which I probably have.

Burnley 1-2 Bournemouth
Crystal Palace 2-0 Bournemouth
Huddersfield 0-1 Arsenal
Liverpool 4-0 Brighton
Man Utd 1-0 Watford
Newcastle 3-0 Chelsea
Southampton 0-1 Man City
Swansea 1-2 Stoke City
Tottenham 5-4 Leicester
West Ham 3-1 Everton

4.55pm BST

A ludicrous match comes to an end at Wembley, and the 2017-18 Premier League season is over!

4.54pm BST

Callum Wilson grabs a late winner for Bournemouth at Turf Moor. The only game still in progress is at Wembley – was that the final Premier League goal of the season?

4.51pm BST

Guardiola goes absolutely wild as that goal goes in. Remarkable scenes.

4.50pm BST

The referee indicated three minutes of stoppage time and the game was in the final second of those three minutes when De Bruyne lifted the ball over the Southampton defence, Jesus ran onto it, controlled and lifted over the keeper and into the net! A brilliant goal, and City win their 100th point with the final kick of the season!

4.49pm BST

It’s all over for Swansea, and for Stoke, in a number of ways. Stoke head to the Championship buoyed by their first win in 14.

4.47pm BST

“It’s looking like 42 points for West Ham, same as in 2003 under Roeder/Brooking,” writes Mark Jelbert. “Relegation that year, looking like 13th this.”

4.46pm BST

“Conte’s team selection had a distinct whiff of a farewell sabotaging of the fourth place jig and now they’re parking the bus and conceding possession at 0-3,” writes Eamonn Maloney. “This is bordering on breach of his contract.” It does appear to have been an abysmal performance.

4.45pm BST

Table movewatch: as it stands, West Ham are going up two places, and Southampton and Stoke are going up one place each. The top 12 places are unchanged.

4.44pm BST

A hard, low cross from the left wing is diverted away from goal by a defender but rolls straight to Robertson, who slams it in!

4.42pm BST

Another lovely goal! From the edge of the area Lanzini curls the ball across Pickford, who gets a hand to it but can’t stop it nestling inside the far post!

4.41pm BST

Massive applause at Crystal Palace as Pape Souare comes on for his first appearance since the car crash that nearly ended his career in 2016.

Related: Pape Souaré: ‘I didn’t know when the pain would stop but I didn’t want to give up’

4.38pm BST

Palace have scored some lovely goals in recent weeks, and here’s another. Three players exchange rat-a-tat passes outside the area, bemusing the West Brom defence, and then the ball is played through to Van Aanholt, who takes it past the keeper and scores!

4.36pm BST

Kane has the ball outside the area. Choudhury comes to close him down, and Kane ghosts past him with a nice drop of the shoulder and then curls a lovely shot into the far post from 18 yards!

4.35pm BST

The ball is crossed into the area, there are a succession of largely aimless headers, and then Niasse brings it down, spins beautifully and scores from close range. That is a really classy goal!

4.33pm BST

Vardy is played into the penalty area and crashes a lovely left-footed shot inside the near post!

4.32pm BST

Defoe’s low shot is saved but Burnley don’t clear their lines, Bournemouth get it back into the penalty area and King, from out to the left, cuts onto his right foot and curls into the far corner!

4.29pm BST

Loftus-Cheek brings the ball forward from halfway before finding Van Aanholt to his left, and his cross is well turned in by Zaha with his left foot, a finish which was made to look a lot easier than it was.

4.25pm BST

At Wembley, Lloris saves well to deny Iheanacho. Not a lot of good defending going on there, with Spurs in particular finding all sorts of space in the final third, and surely more goals to come.

4.24pm BST

Arnautovic collects the ball with his back to goal, spins past Keane and lashes a shot goalwards from 20 yards. It’s so hard that Pickford decides not to get his hands in the way of it – or perhaps it moved a lot in the air – and it whistles straight past him!

4.21pm BST

Yeah, 39 minutes. I know.

4.21pm BST

Shelvey’s free kick from the right goes across goal, the ball is volleyed back into the mixer and Perez bundles it in!

4.20pm BST

Walker-Peters presents Lamela with another tap-in at the end of another break. His second goal has been given to Fuchs, so it’s not a hat-trick (yet).

4.17pm BST

Shelvey’s low shot from outside the area goes straight to Perez, who gets a slight touch to send it inside the far post! Chelsea have been awful today, and deservedly trail by two. The visitors have come close to scoring since the break, but Giroud’s header was brilliantly saved by Dubravka.

4.15pm BST

Liverpool should have had a fourth, but Firmino, set up by Salah, shoots too close to Ryan, who saves. They are 3-0 up, but it could have been six.

4.13pm BST

Rose crosses from the left, Lucas Moura backheels the ball to Lamela, and his shot flies off Fuchs and ends up in the top corner!

4.12pm BST

It’s saved! Fabianski dives low to his right, and Shaqiri’s shot goes right to him!

4.12pm BST

Stoke have a penalty at Swansea, as Pieters crosses, Crouch chests down, flicks the ball up and the ball hits Olsson’s raised hands.

4.10pm BST

Solanke scores his first goal for Liverpool at the end of a swift break from the other penalty area. Salah gets an assist this time, running into the centre from the right before playing in Solanke, who crashes the ball high inside the near post!

4.08pm BST

Goaltastic! Spurs zip a few passes about, work the ball from left to right, and Walker-Peters’ low centre presents Lamela with a tap-in from six yards.

Premier League goals this season

Mohamed Salah - 32
West Brom - 31
Harry Kane - 29
Swansea - 28
Huddersfield - 28 #PremierLeague pic.twitter.com/DI5StQ6hNF

4.07pm BST

Blammo! Pick that one out of the net! Dier’s header falls to Iheanacho, who carries the ball forward 25 yards, with Wanyama in his wake, before slamming a left-foot shot past Lloris from 20 yards!

4.05pm BST

Some news from Scotland, where the last day of the season featured a manic 10-goal thriller:

Related: Hibernian’s late equaliser earns point against Rangers in 10-goal thriller

4.01pm BST

Peeeeep! The second half is under way!

4.01pm BST

“For the few people not watching the Baggies’ last appearance in the Premier League for a while,” writes JR, “their only highlight of the first half was a drilled diagonal pass by Chris Brunt in added time. Oof.”

4.00pm BST

I’d like to thank all the eagle-eyed readers out there for reminding me that Liverpool are playing Brighton rather than Bournemouth, and that Manchester City are playing Southampton rather than Brighton. It’s just all so dizzyingly exciting, isn’t it?

3.48pm BST

It’s half time everywhere, and you’re up to date with all the scorelines. I’m going for a brief breather. Back in a tick.

3.47pm BST

“Rashford is nowhere to be seen on your pre-match teamsheet,” notes Matt Loten, “but somehow has nabbed the opener?”

Blame the Press Association. Well, and me I suppose. A bit. If you have to. They sent the wrong team, and then I missed the subsequent team amendment notice, and the line-ups in fact (I think) were these:

3.46pm BST

At Old Trafford, Richarlison has produced his mandatory ludicrous miss, planting a free header straight at Romero.

3.45pm BST

And with that the crazy, far-fetched dream is surely dead. At Southampton, Manchester City haven’t even had a shot on target.

3.44pm BST

Arsene Wenger’s farewell might not exactly be a fairytale, but it’s at least a bit jolly. Aaron Ramsey with the assist, I’m told.

3.43pm BST

Four teams just scored in the space of about 30 seconds, which annoyingly means I missed some of them. This was one. Apparently there was good work from Marko Arnautovic.

3.41pm BST

A corner is cleared back to the left flank, Robertson centres, and Lovren slams in the header!

3.36pm BST

Newcastle should have had a penalty, as Azpilicueta drags down Perez but the referee ignores it.

3.35pm BST

A simple, long pass from – guess who? – Carrick rips a ragged Watford defence apart. Mata runs through, controls excellently, taps inside to Rashford, and United lead!

3.33pm BST

Stoke break, Shaqiri takes the ball down the right, cuts onto his left and then dinks over the defence to Ndiaye. Ball and run are timed perfectly, and Ndiaye controls and then lifts the ball over Fabianski. And with that, any chance Swansea had of winning the game 9-0 to storm to safety is over. Manchester City still haven’t scored, so they’re not exactly helping.

3.31pm BST

Mané has another one-on-one chance. This time he doesn’t shoot, instead rolling the ball to Salah to his right – but the keeper anticipates this, and Salah is a bit too close to Mané, and he gets in the way! Salah eventually wrestles the ball back, but his shot is blocked on the line!

3.29pm BST

So Salah has now scored 32 league goals, a record for a 38-game Premier League season.

3.28pm BST

Newcastle have had nine shots so far against Chelsea, who haven’t had any.

3.27pm BST

He’s scored another one! The ball is poked into the box – Salah was expecting it to his right but it comes instead to his left, so he checks back that way and hits a low shot into the corner of goal from the penalty spot!

3.25pm BST

I’ve not had much to tell you about the game at West Ham, but here’s some Hammer-related news:

Related: Karren Brady under pressure to drop Sun column after ‘malcontents’ claim

3.24pm BST

And moments later it might have been two – Shelvey runs onto another Ritchie pass, makes his way into the box and then slams a shot just wide from 15 yards.

3.24pm BST

Ritchie’s nice ball into the box finds Murphy, whose header loops into the air but is dipping goalwards until Courtois dives across to palm it away – and straight to Gayle, who nods in!

3.21pm BST

Meanwhile Salah was just brought down in the penalty area, but the referee mystifyingly ignores it.

3.20pm BST

Chance for Liverpool! Mané is played in, runs into the area, has only the goalkeeper in front of him and thumps the ball straight into him!

3.17pm BST

This is ding-dong stuff. Iheanacho dribbles into the area and passes to his left, Vardy is blocked but the ball runs to Mahrez, and he sweeps it home first time!

3.16pm BST

King’s shot from outside the area hits a defender, but his appeals for a penalty are turned down. No matter, as 30 seconds later Ayew knocks the ball down and King runs into the box and slides the ball into goal with enormous cool.

3.14pm BST

Now Ince shoots wide from the edge of the area. Arsenal are clinging on here.

40 - Harry Kane is the first Spurs player to score 40+ goals in a season in all competitions since Clive Allen in 1986-87 (49). Whirlwind.

3.13pm BST

Huddersfield are absolutely thrashing Arsenal 0-0 at the moment. It is hilariously/awfully one-sided, depending on your perspective.

3.12pm BST

What a chance for Huddersfield! Pritchard breaks the offside trap, runs into the right side of the area and then pulls the ball back excellently for Ince, who takes a touch to control the ball and then blasts over. That should have gone in!

3.10pm BST

Save! And another save! First Courtois beats away Shelvey’s driven shot, and then a matter of seconds later he dives to his right to keep out Diamé’s long-range shot.

3.09pm BST

At Old Trafford United are struggling a bit, and Rojo has just been booked for fouling Richarlison, 30 yards from goal.

3.08pm BST

Leicester have the ball in their own half, but the pass is hit into Eriksen and rebounds into the path of Kane, who spins, sprints into the area and, from the left of goal, slams a left-foot shot inside the near post!

3.06pm BST

Meanwhile there’s a goalmouth scramble at Huddersfield, where a corner leads to a few moments of chaos but not, in the end, a goal. Meanwhile an aeroplane flies over the stadium carrying a “Merci Arsène” banner.

3.05pm BST

Simplicity and quality: Leiester win a free kick on the left wing. Mahrez sends in a beautiful curling, dipping cross, and Vardy’s header at the near post sends it angling perfectly inside the far!

3.00pm BST

And they’re off!

2.57pm BST

Three minutes to three – out come the teams!

2.51pm BST

Here’s another significant footballing figure who will be leaving us after today: John Motson, a giant of his profession, will be taking his extraordinarily long finger into retirement.

2.48pm BST

Talking about Huddersfield giving away shirts, they have been doing a lot of that today – every home fan has got one:

2.45pm BST

Forget half-and-half scarves, Huddersfield have made a half-and-half shirt. Wisely, they have given it away.

Head Coach David Wagner presented Arsène Wenger with a special gift from #htafc ahead of today’s @premierleague match (AT) pic.twitter.com/AhIjPmbUtU

2.36pm BST

“Huddersfield away couldn’t be a better-scriped end to Arsène’s time,” suggests Charles Antaki. “The hullabaloo is over, the affectionate tears shed, and reflections reflected upon; now it all ends in what is effectively a friendly game against likeable opposition. The team will probably lose again, but that, too, might help ease the gears down to a slow coast off into the sunset. Once more, and for the last time, merci Arsène - et adieu.”

2.28pm BST

Arsene Wenger does a pre-match chat:

Well we want to finish well, you know. And overall, I want as well to do my job as well as I can until the last minute. The last weeks have been a bit more difficult, with less focus on what you want to focus on. I had to deal with that and I will try to finish well. There’s nothing at stake apart from winning the game, but I want it to be a happy day and a happy day is a winning day. They have done a miracle. They had to finish with Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal. You have to congratulate them, and their manager has done a miracle.

2.26pm BST

Interesting shin pad size comparison here:

2.22pm BST

Antonio Conte talks about his line-up to Sky:

I think it’s right to make rotation and try to make the best decisions. But if you don’t like our starting XI I can change it. I have time.

2.21pm BST

“Allardyce is just taking the mick with today’s team selection,” rages John Traynor. “5-3-0-0-2 formation. Five defenders starting and three more on the bench. ‘You want hoofball, here’s some hoofball for you!’ he yells in the faces of the Everton fans.”

2.18pm BST

So headlines from the various team selections:

2.12pm BST

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Ward, Lennon, Cork, Westwood, Gudmundsson, Wood, Hendrick. Subs: Heaton, Taylor, Nkoudou, Vokes, Wells, Bardsley, McNeil.
Bournemouth: Begovic, Mings, Steve Cook, Ake, Fraser, Hyndman, Surman, Daniels, King, Ibe, Mousset. Subs: Boruc, Gosling, Pugh, Callum Wilson, Brad Smith, Defoe, Taylor.
Referee: Paul Tierney.

2.12pm BST

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Sissoko, Dier, Lucas Moura, Eriksen, Lamela, Kane. Subs: Son, Wanyama, Vorm, Llorente, Alli, Foyth, Davies.
Leicester: Jakupovic, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Adrien Silva, Iborra, Mahrez, Iheanacho, Gray, Vardy. Subs: Hamer, Benalouane, Barnes, Diabate, Choudhury, Hughes, Ndukwu.
Referee: Craig Pawson.

2.09pm BST

Newcastle: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Shelvey, Diame, Ritchie, Perez, Murphy, Gayle. Subs: Hayden, Manquillo, Joselu, Merino, Haidara, Darlow, Jesus Gamez.
Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill, Moses, Bakayoko, Kante, Emerson, Barkley, Hazard, Giroud. Subs: Caballero, Morata, Pedro, Alonso, Rudiger, Fabregas, Willian.
Referee: Martin Atkinson.

2.06pm BST

West Ham: Adrian, Rice, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble, Masuaku, Joao Mario, Lanzini, Arnautovic. Subs: Carroll, Obiang, Hernandez, Collins, Hart, Evra, Fernandes.
Everton: Pickford, Jagielka, Keane, Funes Mori, Gueye, Coleman, Davies, Schneiderlin, Baines, Tosun, Niasse. Subs: Bolasie, Walcott, Martina, Klaassen, Holgate, Robles, Kenny.
Referee: Graham Scott.

2.06pm BST

Swansea: Fabianski, Rangel, van der Hoorn, Mawson, Olsson, Dyer, King, Carroll, Routledge, Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew. Subs: Britton, Abraham, Narsingh, Nordfeldt, Clucas, Naughton, Fernandez.
Stoke: Butland, Bauer, Zouma, Shawcross, Pieters, Allen, Ndiaye, Sorenson, Shaqiri, Crouch, Diouf. Subs: Ireland, Johnson, Adam, Cameron, Fletcher, Haugaard, Campbell.
Referee: Anthony Taylor.

2.05pm BST

Huddersfield: Lossl, Hadergjonaj, Jorgensen, Schindler, Kongolo, Lowe, Pritchard, Mooy, Hogg, Ince, Mounie. Subs: Smith, Whitehead, Billing, Sabiri, Coleman, Depoitre, Stankovic.
Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Xhaka, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette, Aubameyang. Subs: Mertesacker, Monreal, Welbeck, Maitland-Niles, Macey, Nketiah, Willock.
Referee: Michael Oliver.

2.04pm BST

Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Wan Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Cabaye, Milivojevic, Loftus-Cheek, Townsend, Zaha. Subs: Speroni, Lee, Schlupp, Benteke, Souare, Kelly, Riedewald.
West Brom: Foster, Nyom, Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs, Livermore, Krychowiak, Brunt, Rodriguez, Rondon, McClean. Subs: Robson-Kanu, Myhill, Sturridge, Burke, Chadli, McAuley, Field.
Referee: Jon Moss.

2.03pm BST

Man Utd: Romero, Darmian, Bailly, Blind, Rojo, McTominay, Matic, Carrick, Young, Mata, Sanchez. Subs: Lingard, Shaw, Joel Pereira, Valencia, Jones, Ander Herrera, Pogba.
Watford: Gomes, Janmaat, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas, Pereyra, Doucoure, Deulofeu, Hughes, Richarlison, Gray. Subs: Prodl, Mariappa, Deeney, Chalobah, Sinclair, Lukebakio, Bachmann.
Referee: Lee Mason.

2.02pm BST

Liverpool: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Mane, Solanke, Salah, Firmino. Subs: Clyne, Klavan, Moreno, Lallana, Mignolet, Ings, Woodburn.
Brighton: Ryan, Schelotto, Dunk, Duffy, Bong, Propper, Stephens, Kayal, Knockaert, March, Locadia. Subs: Murray, Goldson, Krul, Suttner, Gross, Saltor, Ulloa.
Referee: Kevin Friend.

2.02pm BST

Southampton: McCarthy, Cedric, Yoshida, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Tadic, Hojbjerg, Romeu, Redmond, Austin. Subs: Long, Ward-Prowse, Gabbiadini, Pied, McQueen, Sims, Forster.
Man City: Bravo, Danilo, Stones, Laporte, Delph, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Sane. Subs: Walker, Kompany, Ederson, Gabriel Jesus, Zinchenko, Foden, Diaz.
Referee: Andre Marriner.

2.00pm BST

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So here we are. The final day. It has been a long journey, and today we reach our destination. It may seem as if, with the trophy already handed out, two teams relegated and a third awaiting only the coup de grace, there is little to play for today, but in fact only four teams – Manchesters City and United, Arsenal and Burnley – have already decided their finishing position and every single match could change something. Nothing very exciting, sure, but something.

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De Gea wins golden glove 

Sky Sports - søn, 13/05/2018 - 18:25
Manchester United's David De Gea won his first Premier League golden glove after recording 18 clean sheets during the season. 

Tottenham fight back to beat Leicester in thriller and seal third spot

Guardian - søn, 13/05/2018 - 18:23

The Tottenham support chanted that they were going home and there is excitement among their number at the prospect of returning to the rebuilt White Hart Lane next season. Yet what a send-off they gave to Wembley.

Related: Mauricio Pochettino hints Spurs future hinges on commitment of transfer funds

Related: Arsène Wenger gets a winning farewell with 1-0 to the Arsenal at Huddersfield

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Salah wins Premier League golden boot 

Sky Sports - søn, 13/05/2018 - 18:20
Record-breaking Mohamed Salah won the 2017/18 Premier League golden boot with a 32-goal haul for Liverpool.

Spurs edge nine-goal thriller

Sky Sports - søn, 13/05/2018 - 18:00
Harry Kane's double was not enough to snatch the Golden Boot in an eventful 5-4 win over Leicester at Wembley.

Merson's final day predictions

Sky Sports - søn, 13/05/2018 - 11:10
Who will make the top four? Who will go down? Paul Merson has given his predictions for the final day of the Premier League season.

Kane: Consistency over Golden Boot

Sky Sports - søn, 13/05/2018 - 08:00
Harry Kane insists consistency for Tottenham is more important to him than retaining the Premier League Golden Boot.

Dyche's Manager of the Year picks

Sky Sports - søn, 13/05/2018 - 08:00
Ahead of the final day of the season, Burnley boss Sean Dyche discusses his candidates for manager of the year, with some surprise contenders.

Premier League 2017-18 fans’ verdicts part two: Man City to West Ham

Guardian - lør, 12/05/2018 - 18:21

Featuring: City’s outrageous play, Pogba’s haircuts, Pellegrino’s credentials, and have the Baggies found their Special One?
• Part 1: Arsenal to Liverpool

Pre-season prediction 1st; Current position: 1st

Related: Premier League 2017-18 fans’ verdicts part one: Arsenal to Liverpool

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Premier League of stasis still has a compelling magic all of its own | Barney Ronay

Guardian - lør, 12/05/2018 - 09:30

Somehow, with no title race since 2014 and Manchester City all but wrapping up this one in October, it has still been enthralling

And now the end is near. And so we face the final curtain or at best a rather demob-happy, oddly tension-free final flutter of a curtain that fell some time ago for most of English football’s top tier.

Sunday’s final fixtures of the Premier League season will be played out in the usual conjoined fashion, simultaneous kick-offs designed to offer last-day drama and a level playing field to the final jostle for air and space.

Related: Farewell then Yaya Touré, Manchester City’s clanking midfield giant | Barney Ronay

Related: Arsène Wenger quiz: 22 questions on his 22-year reign at Arsenal

Related: Gold keepers: why the Premier League clubs will get only richer

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Poch expects tough transfer window

Sky Sports - lør, 12/05/2018 - 00:10
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is predicting a "complicated" summer in the transfer market despite qualifying for the Champions League.

Poch set for Alderweireld talks

Sky Sports - fre, 11/05/2018 - 18:10
Mauricio Pochettino has indicated he will hold talks with Toby Alderweireld about the defender's future at Tottenham next week.

Tottenham v Leicester: match preview

Guardian - fre, 11/05/2018 - 17:43

Leicester’s 3-1 win over Arsenal on Wednesday was welcome, not least for Claude Puel but the mutterings continue that the manager is set to be replaced. Before midweek, his team had taken one point from an available 15 but three against Tottenham could drive them to an eighth-placed finish – surely a decent effort? Mauricio Pochettino worries that nothing is ever good enough for some Spurs fans. He wants to make sure of third. David Hytner

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Sky Sports - fre, 11/05/2018 - 16:00
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