LONDON – The English Premier League season 2022/23 officially finished when the matchday 38 played on 28th May.
Ten matches were played at the same time, while most football fans are focusing on which two clubs will be relegated from the top-tier league after Southampton.
Everton eventually became the one staying in the EPL after they beat Bournemouth at Goodison Park, thanks to the priceless goal from Abdoulaye Doucoure.
The Toffees went through an extremely thrilling day, which would be dropped to the EFL Championship next season even with a draw.
With the significant three points, the Merseyside club celebrated excitingly as they will compete in the highest league in Britain for 70 consecutive years.
Leicester and Leeds bid farewell
Meanwhile, Leicester City and Leeds United accepted their fate to play in the second tier league for season 2023/24.
Leicester, who defeated West Ham United 2-1 at King Power Stadium, unable to stop them to end this season as 18th place with 34 points, two points behind Everton.
The Blue Foxes achieved the biggest miracle in EPL history, by winning the league title in 2016, bidding farewell to the popular event.
They are also the second club in history who were relegated from the Premier League as a former EPL champion, after Blackburn Rovers which were the winner in 1995.
Leeds United is another relegated club after the matchday 38, where they lost 1-4 to Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road, finishing this season as 19th with 31 points.
Southampton already dropped to the second tier league during the matchday 35. The Saints could only collect 25 points after a 4-4 draw against Liverpool yesterday.
Man United secure 3rd place
Manchester United managed to end this season as third place, after they took Fulham down 2-1 at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils got 75 points, four more than Newcastle, which drew 1-1 with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The 13 times EPL winner not only grabbed a seat into the UEFA Champions League next season, but also stand a chance to win the FA Cup trophy in the final against Manchester City this Saturday.
This is quite a successful season for their club manager Erik ten Hag who had won the Carabao Cup this February, after his joining last August.
Aston Villa join Conference League
Aston Villa caught the last spot in the Premier League to participate in the European competitions next season.
The Villans defeated Brighton 2-1 at Villa Park on Sunday, securing seventh place to join the UEFA Conference League season 2023/24.
Tottenham Hotspur, number four last season, failed to appear in any European events by finishing as eighth, one point behind Villa.
Man City lost, Arsenal win
Arsenal slaughtered Wolverhampton 5-0 at Emirates Stadium yesterday, although they had confirmed their position as runner-up earlier.
Manchester City, the EPL champion in advance, lost 0-1 to Brentford in the away game, being double killed by the Bees this season.
The Blue Moons apparently reserved their strength to focus on the FA Cup final this weekend.