Manchester City sealed the double with an historic 2-1 win at Wembley against Manchester United City are now 1 match away from an unprecedented treble after a remarkable season under Pep. In the FA Cup on the weekend City struck in the first minute from a long ball. While United did equalise, City scoring again to win the FA Cup. This only leaves the Champions league to go. City face Inter Milan in a Champions League showdown in Istanbul to try and equal United’s feat from 1999.
Champions and Europa Race
In the hotly anticipated Champions League race – Newcastle and Manchester United wrapped up 3rdand 4thplace to ensure they reach the highly coveted European competition. Meanwhile Liverpool had to settle for a Europa spot after a strong finish which saw them finish 5th. Brighton capped off an amazing campaign with 6th position. Aston Villa pipped Spurs for 7th to get European football in the Conference league in which West Ham are currently in the Final this year.
Relegation and Promotion
Relegation came down to the last day. Leeds was not able to pull off the great escape under Big Sam. Leicester City also went down on the final day as Everton won to ensure they remain one of the few teams to not be relegated from the top tier of English Football.
Next season Luton Town won promotion via the play offs, Sheffield United and Burnley will join them in the Premier season.
Wesley Tronson is an award winning sport writer who spent 7 years in England in soccer and banking. He is now a senior regional manager in banking in Queensland