It was an interesting weekend in the final lap of premier league games as Leicester city got their lap of honour at Stamford Bridge while Tottenham Hotspur surprisingly got bashed on the last day and yet again couldn’t finish ahead of Arsenal as Giroud scored a hattrick for the Gunners to defeat Aston Villa 4-0.Here are the premier league weekend games round up.
Arsenal finished second in the Premier League for the first time since 2005 as they beat relegated Aston Villa thanks to an Olivier Giroud hat-trick. Giroud headed Arsenal ahead early on but the hosts played nervously until he struck again, sweeping home from six yards after good work by Mesut Ozil.The Frenchman was then put through by Hector Bellerin for his third. Mark Bunn’s own goal, diverting in Mikel Arteta’s ricocheted shot, added further gloss to the scoreline. Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw against Champions Leicester city.Cesc Fabregas opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the first half but Danny Drinkwater equalized in the second half with a brilliant 30-yard strike to even the game. Everton responded to the sacking of manager Roberto Martinez with victory over relegated Norwich to end a poor season on a more positive note.Midfielder James McCarthy’s sublime 20-yard finish, following Kieran Dowell’s run, put the Toffees on their way to a sixth home league win of the season.Leighton Baines’ penalty made it 2-0 after Romelu Lukaku was fouled by Robbie Brady before Kevin Mirallas tapped home the third. Newcastle gave their best game in the most needless game as they spanked Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 at Saint James’s Park. Georginio Wijnaldum fired in the opener and Aleksandar Mitrovic powerfully headed home for 2-0.Erik Lamela reduced the deficit before Mitrovic was shown a straight red for a nasty foul on Kyle Walker.Wijnaldum scored his second from the spot, and Rolando Aarons and Daryl Janmaat wrapped up the scoring.
Southampton qualified for the Europa League and ended the season with their highest Premier League points total with victory over Crystal Palace.Sadio Mane opened the scoring late in the first half following a mistake by Palace keeper Julian Speroni.Saints doubled the lead through substitute Graziano Pelle, but Jason Puncheon pulled one back for Palace.Ryan Bertrand scored a penalty, before Steve Davis sealed the win with an emphatic late goal. West Ham must wait to see if they will secure European football next season as Mame Biram Diouf’s late header earned Stoke victory at the Britannia Stadium.Michail Antonio’s turn and shot gave Slaven Bilic’s side the lead as they totally dominated the first half. Giannelli Imbula equalised with a 20-yard effort before substitute Diouf powered home a Charlie Adam corner. Manchester City are all but assured of a place in next season’s Champions League as Manuel Pellegrini’s time at the club ended with a draw at Swansea.They were denied a win as Andre Ayew’s deflected free-kick cancelled out Kelechi Iheanacho’s close-range opener. Quique Sanchez Flores’ final game as Watford manager was an entertaining draw with Sunderland at Vicarage Road. Sunderland led when Jack Rodwell turned in Jeremain Lens’ low cross. Sebastian Prodl’s header levelled for Watford just after the break before Lens drove in three minutes later.Troy Deeney’s penalty equalised again but the away side, who had two goals disallowed, held on for a point. West Brom and Liverpool played out a 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns.They led when 17-year-old Jonathan Leko skipped free to tee up Salomon Rondon for an emphatic low finish.Liverpool responded soon after though Jordon Ibe’s fine run and shot.
Manchester United and Bournemouth game was the only game not to be played after a scare in what seem like an explosion planted in the stadium with the club and football association having to postpone the match in order to be sure of the situation and ensure safety.