Chelsea and Liverpool will join United and City in the Champions League after the last day of the Premier League.
Leicester will play in the Europa League again next year after missing out in dramatic fashion. West Ham, who finished 6th, will join them.
Tottenham will play in the new Europa conference league after securing 7th place over North London Rivals Arsenal.
Sergio Aguero bid farewell to the Etihad Stadium with two goals in City’s 5-0 title coronation win over Everton.
Here’s how it all played out in the last game of the 2020-2021 Premier League season.
Arsenal briefly looked like they would finish above Spurs for the first time in years after Jamie Vardy put Leicester ahead of Tottenham. The Gunners eased into a 2 – 0 lead over Brighton at the Emirates. However, after leading twice, Leicester lost out 4 – 2 after a Gareth Bale brace.
This will be all the more frustrating for Leicester as Chelsea lost 2 – 1 to Aston Villa. The chance was there for Brendan Rodgers and his team. It was a Chelsea performance that will concern Thomas Tuchel ahead of their Champions League Final clash with Manchester City. After looking so accomplished, recent defeats have cast doubt over whether they can match City.
Next season, we will see whether Arsenal or Tottenham got the better deal re: the Conference League. While the prestige and finances of the club will take a hit from not playing in Europe, Mikel Arteta might be quietly glad that he will have more time on the training ground next year.
Finally, what better way to end the season than with two Aguero goals. His first, a result of clever twisting and turning in the box and a lethal outside of the foot finish. His second, a lethal header. In a game where City were at their prolific best, Aguero crowned the title with a farewell performance. The Premier League will be worse off without him.