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Premier League final day results, highlights, final standings as Man City comeback seals title

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Premier League final day results, highlights, final standings as Man City comeback seals title

Ten years on from Sergio Aguero’s unforgettable goal, Manchester City did it the hard way again.

Pep Guardiola’s men fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at home, this time against Aston Villa, to pip Liverpool to the Premier League title.

Jurgen Klopp’s side must have thought the dream was becoming reality when former Red Philippe Coutinho put Villa two goals up at the Etihad Stadium, but Ilkay Gundogan scored twice in another memorable comeback as City won their fourth title in five years.

Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur’s emphatic win over Norwich City sealed fourth place, while Burnley were relegated after losing to Newcastle United.

Manchester United’s miserable season ended in a 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace, but they will play in next season’s Europa League as a result of West Ham losing 3-1 to Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Sporting News will bring you all the latest from around England, with live updates and highlights below.

Final Premier League table

Position Team GD Points
1 Manchester City 73 93
2 Liverpool 68 92
3 Chelsea 43 74
4 Tottenham Hotspur 29 71
5 Arsenal 13 69
6 Manchester United 0 58
7 West Ham 9 56
8 Leicester City 3 52
9 Brighton & Hove Albion -2 51
10 Wolves -5 51
11 Newcastle United -18 49
12 Crystal Palace 4 48
13 Brentford -8 46
14 Aston Villa -2 45
15 Southampton -24 40
16 Everton -23 39
17 Leeds United -37 38
18 Burnley -19 35
19 Watford -43 23
20 Norwich City -61 22

Premier League final day results, highlights


Salah’s goal off the bench helped Liverpool to a 3-1 win that wasn’t quite enough for them to snatch the title, but it did mean he and Son finish level on 23 goals for the season, meaning the Golden Boot for 2021/22 will be shared.


The Clarets’ spell in the Premier League has come to an end. A 2-1 defeat to Newcastle sealed their fate at Turf Moor. Meanwhile, Leeds are celebrating survival: Jack Harrison’s 94th-minute winner at Brentford wasn’t required to keep them up, but boy, it must have felt good for the travelling fans.


Ten years on from Sergio Aguero’s unforgettable goal, Manchester City have won the Premier League title by coming from behind to win 3-2 at home again. Liverpool must have thought they had done enough, but they miss out again. The fans are on the pitch at the Etihad, Pep Guardiola is in tears, and I’m not even sure what day it is any more.

Good grief, football.

90+6 mins: LEICESTER GET A FOURTH! Perez scores his second to wrap up a comfortable final-day victory for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

FULLTIME SCORES: Arsenal 5-1 Everton, Brighton 3-1 West Ham, Norwich 0-5 Tottenham

89th min: GOAL LIVERPOOL! Andy Robertson exchanges passes with Roberto Firmino before squeezing in the Reds’ third goal against Wolves. They’ve done their job, but, as things stand, City are doing theirs.

90+2 mins: BRIGHTON HAVE A THIRD! Danny Welbeck makes it 3-1 against West Ham and all but ensures his old club Manchester United will finish sixth.

FULLTIME: Tottenham are back in the Champions League!

90th min: Chelsea are 2-1 up against Watford thanks to a goal from Ross Barkley — now that really is something not many would have predicted today! Meanwhile, Arsenal are finishing with a flourish, with Martin Odegaard scoring a fifth for the Gunners.

84th min: LIVERPOOL LEAD! Salah gets the Reds the goal they needed — they are 2-1 up against Wolves now. As things stand, it won’t be enough to stop City winning the title.

81st min: BRENTFORD ARE LEVEL! Sergi Canos converts a free header. There is hope for Burnley yet! Barely a minute later, he picks up a second yellow card and he’s off!

81st min: MAN CITY LEAD 3-2! UNBELIEVABLE SCENES IN MANCHESTER! De Bruyne picks up a loose ball, scuffs it towards the far post and Gudogan arrives to prod it into the net!

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81st min: GOAL LEICESTER! The Foxes restore their two-goal advantage thanks to a good finish from Ayoze Perez.

79th min: GOAL BRIGHTON! Pascal Gross converts a fine finish and the Seagulls lead West Ham 2-1.

78th min: MAN CITY ARE LEVEL! It’s a brilliant run from Zinchenko down the left, he tees up Rodri and the Spain international slots a finish through a crowded box and beyond Olsen! The Etihad has exploded into noise!

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76th min: CITY GET A GOAL BACK! Substitute Gundogan nods home at the far post for the leaders! The game at the Etihad is slightly behind so there’s a good 15 minutes or so left for Guardiola’s men here.

79th min: GOAL SOUTHAMPTON! James Ward-Prowse makes no mistake from the penalty spot to halve Leicester’s lead.

76th min: SON MAKES IT 5-0 TO SPURS! Fourth place is practically sewn up and the South Korea star is now ahead in the Golden Boot race. It was a spectacular finish from outside the box, too.

70th min: Cornet has given Burnley a lifeline at Newcastle and Vardy has put Leicester 2-0 ahead.

69th min: ASTON VILLA ARE 2-0 UP! It just had to be Philippe Coutinho! The former Liverpool man controls Watkins’ header brilliantly, cuts onto his right foot and dispatches a low shot past Ederson. Liverpool are one goal away from being champions!

63rd min: KULUSEVKSI MAKES IT 3-0! The Spurs attacker curls in a superb finish to make amends for a glaring earlier miss. Antonio Conte’s job is almost done — his team are heading back to the Champions League.

61st min: NEWCASTLE DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! Wilson gets his second, converting unmarked from six yards out. Burnley are 2-0 down at Turf Moor and look to be heading for the Championship.

60th min: IT’S 4-1 TO ARSENAL! Gabriel with an expert finish on the turn. Everton look like they’re on holiday — in fairness, they probably need a rest after that relegation scrap.

56th min: ARSENAL HAVE A THIRD! Cedric Soares blasts home after the Gunners work a corner short. They lead Everton 3-1.

56th min: GOAL LEEDS! Raphinha converts a penalty and Leeds are ahead at Brentford! All the pressure is now on Burnley.

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53rd min: Ollie Watkins misses a one-on-one! He holds off pressure after a long Olsen kick but scuffs his finish wide. The offside flag went up but VAR would likely have overruled as the Villa striker started his run from his own half.

51st min: Mane has the ball in the net again for Liverpool but it won’t count — it’s offside. City are still trailing but Gabriel Jesus really should have made it 1-1 from Cancelo’s cross.

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49th min: GOAL BRIGHTON! Joel Veltman drills home the equaliser against West Ham.

49th min: GOAL LEICESTER! James Maddison gives the Foxes the lead against Southampton after Jamie Vardy’s shot was saved.

46th min: We’re back underway for the final time this season!

HALFTIME CHANGES: Thiago is off for Liverpool — it looks like the midfielder has an injury and James Milner is on. City are replacing Fernandinho, who is expected to leave the club after this season, with Oleksandr Zinchenko.


Arsenal 2-1 Everton
Brentford 0-0 Leeds United
Brighton 0-1 West Ham
Burnley 0-1 Newcastle
Chelsea 1-0 Watford
Crystal Palace 1-0 Man United
Leicester 0-0 Southampton
Liverpool 1-1 Wolves
Man City 0-1 Aston Villa
Norwich 0-2 Tottenham

AS THINGS STAND: If things stay as they are, Man City will win the title on goal difference, Tottenham will finish fourth ahead of Arsenal, West Ham will pip Man United to a Europa League place and Burnley will be relegated.

45th min: GOAL EVERTON! Substitute Donny van de Beek converts from Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s cut-back to drag the Toffees back into the contest just before the interval.

40th min: GOAL WEST HAM! Michail Antonio blasts a superb strike into the net to put the Hammers 1-0 up. As things stand, they will take the Europa League spot, with Manchester United qualifying for the Europa Conference League.

39th min: GOAL CRYSTAL PALACE! Against the watching Erik ten Hag, Wilfried Zaha fires low across David de Gea’s goal and into the net to put the Eagles ahead against United.

37th min: GOAL ASTON VILLA! MANCHESTER CITY ARE BEHIND! Villa’s first shot of the match breaks the deadlock at the Etihad. Lucas Digne clipped over a cross from the left and Matty Cash gets there ahead of Joao Cancelo to head past Ederson!

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33rd min: GOAL TOTTENHAM! Arsenal’s lingering Champions League hopes are almost gone. Tim Krul gives away the ball, Rodrigo Bentancur crosses and Harry Kane steers a header into the unguarded net. Too easy for Spurs.

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31st min: ARSENAL ARE 2-0 UP! Eddie Nketiah heads in from a corner. Looks like the Gunners are finishing the season with a win.

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27th min: GOAL ARSENAL! Martinelli fires the Gunners ahead from the spot after an Alex Iwobi handball. Some faint hope for Mikel Arteta’s men.

24th min: LIVERPOOL ARE LEVEL! Thiago’s brilliant flick sends Sadio Mane through on goal, and he side-foots beyond Sa. We’re back to a one-point gap at the top!

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20th min: GOAL NEWCASTLE! Callum Wilson converts from the spot after a VAR check for handball against Nathan Collins. Meanwhile, Leeds think they’ve gone ahead through Joe Gelhardt, but it’s ruled out for offside.

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17th min: Man United fans might be glad to see the back of this season, but one man enjoying himself today is Hannibal Mejbri — he’s made a positive impact on his first Premier League start against Palace. Still no goals at Selhurst Park.

16th min: GOAL TOTTENHAM! Could that be the goal that decides the race for fourth? Son Heung-min races through on goal and, despite having his own personal battle for the Golden Boot, squares for Dejan Kulusevski to tap home. As it stands, Arsenal can do nothing to take back fourth place.

15th min: Asmir Begovic has denied Gabriel Martinelli an opener for Arsenal and Ivan Toney has come close for Brentford. Liverpool are pushing for a leveller against Wolves and have seen a Naby Keita shot blocked.

11th min: GOAL CHELSEA! Kai Havertz has broken the deadlock at Stamford Bridge. The assist came from Kenedy, who enjoyed an unsuccessful loan spell with Watford and will presumably be feeling pretty happy to have made a quick impact today.

9th min: Unfortunate scenes at Turf Moor as Joelinton, Newcastle’s player of the season, is taken off on a stretcher. He landed awkwardly after jumping for a header and can’t continue.

3rd min: GOAL WOLVES! The first twist of the afternoon has arrived. A Liverpool win seemed like a forgone conclusion in the build-up this week, but Pedro Neto puts the visitors 1-0 up at Anfield!

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KICK-OFF: We’re underway across the country! 

5 mins to KO: Coutinho will be the man Liverpool fans will hope can pull off a title miracle for them. The former Reds playmaker has scored five times across his seven previous outings against the Citizens. 

15 mins to KO: We’re nearly there now! Liverpool will be hoping it’s a case of third time lucky in their final-day title tussles with City. Manuel Pellegrini’s men held onto their lead over the Reds on matchday 38 of the 2013/14 campaign, while Pep Guardiola masterminded the same outcome in 2018/19. 

30 mins to KO: Moving across the Pennines, when it rains, it pours. For their crucial clash against Brentford, Leeds are missing Patrick Bamford, with manager Jesse Marsch confirming the forward has tested positive for Covid. 

40 mins to KO: For Manchester United, Edinson Cavani starts up top against Crystal Palace in what could be his final game for the club. Cristiano Ronaldo misses out on the squad altogether through injury, begging the question as to whether his last outing as a Red Devil has already happened. 

50 mins to KO: Elsewhere, Arsenal are without Takehiro Tomiyasu for their clash with Everton, after he was forced off through injury against Newcastle on Monday. For rivals Spurs, star striker Harry Kane has recovered from a bout of illness to lead the line. 

1 hour to KO: Team news is out, and Salah is only fit enough for the Liverpool bench! After the Egyptian’s minor injury sustained in last week’s FA Cup final, Jurgen Klopp has gone with a front three of Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane. 

Meanwhile for City, Fernandinho – much-maligned in recent weeks, and set for his final appearance in the sky blue today – starts. Kyle Walker is only fit enough for a place on the bench. Emiliano Martinez misses the game for Aston Villa, meaning Robin Olsen starts in goal for the visitors. 

1 hour 10 mins to KO: One distraction outside of the finishing positions today is the Golden Boot award. Mohamed Salah – looking to finish top scorer for the third time – is currently in the driving seat, with 22 goals in the Premier League this season. However, Spurs’ Son Heung-min is just one strike behind, and will be licking his lips at the prospect of facing already-relegated Norwich. 

1 hour 30 mins to KO: There’s one set of results in the title race which would tie Liverpool and City across points, goal difference and goals scored, meaning a playoff game to decide the champions. Time for Philippe Coutinho to get his shooting boots on… 

1 hour 45 mins to KO: Hello and welcome to the final day of action in the 2021/22 Premier League season! Stick with us for all the important updates on what promises to be a gripping few hours.

MORE: Premier League relegation permutations & scenarios: What Leeds and Burnley must do to survive the drop after Everton safe

Premier League final day fixtures

Most eyes will be on the Etihad Stadium and Anfield on the final day. Reigning champions City will retain the title with a win over Aston Villa, but defeat to former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s team would allow the Reds to overtake them by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Tottenham will secure a return to the Champions League for the first time in three seasons with a point at relegated Norwich, although a surprise win for the doomed Canaries would allow Arsenal to step in if they beat Everton at home.

West Ham United need to win at Brighton & Hove Albion and hope Manchester United drop points at Crystal Palace, if they are to beat the Red Devils to sixth.

Among the teams battling relegation, Burnley host Newcastle United and Leeds travel to Brentford.

All games kick off at 4 p.m. BST / 11 a.m. ET on May 22, or 1 a.m. AEST on May 23.

Arsenal vs. Everton
Brentford vs. Leeds United
Brighton & Hove Albion vs. West Ham United
Burnley vs. Newcastle United
Chelsea vs. Watford
Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United
Leicester City vs. Southampton
Liverpool vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers
Manchester City vs. Aston Villa
Norwich City vs. Tottenham Hotspur

MORE: Southampton vs. Liverpool result: Reds survive early scare to keep Premier League title hopes alive

Is the Premier League final day on TV in the UK?

Viewers in the UK will be able to watch three games from the final day of the 2021/22 Premier League season on Sky Sports.

The broadcaster has confirmed that it will be screening Manchester City and Liverpool’s closing fixtures live, as well as Leeds’ trip to Brentford.

How to watch Premier League final day in USA

Premier League matches are broadcast in the USA across NBCUniversal networks (NBC, USA Network, Telemundo and Universo) and its Peacock streaming service. NBCSN was shut down beginning Jan. 1, 2022 and USA Network is the new TV home of the Premier League.

Premier League games on NBC and USA Network will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app for authenticated cable, satellite and telco subscribers. 

  • Dates: Sunday, May 22, 2022
  • TV channels (USA): NBC, USA Network (select matches)
  • Spanish-language TV: Telemundo, Universo (select matches)
  • Streaming: NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock

Televised matches can also be streamed live on fuboTV, which offers a free trial for new users.

MORE: When did Manchester United last win the Premier League? Struggles since Sir Alex Ferguson

How to watch Premier League final day in Canada

DAZN holds the streaming rights for the Premier League in Canada for the 2021/22 Premier League season.

The broadcaster will be showing the action from the final day of the campaign. A subscription to DAZN costs $20 CAD a month or $150 CAD a year.

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