Premier League finale on Sunday afternoon…12/05/2019

The destination of the 2019 Premier League Title was decided on Sunday afternoon when leaders Manchester City secured a comfortable four one victory over Shane Duffy and Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium while second place Liverpool also secured a two nil victory over Matt Doherty and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield.
Fifth place Arsenal, whose very slim chance of attaining fourth place and Champions League qualification was not to be realised,  , secured a three one victory at Turf Moor over Burnley for whom Jeff Hendrick started to be replaced by Robbie Brady after eighty two minutes while Kevin Long and Stephen Ward were unused on the substitute bench. Tottenham Hotspur secured fourth place and entry to next season’s Champions League with a two all draw against visitors Everton for whom injury ruled out Seamus Coleman while James McCarthy was not included in their matchday squad. Teenage goalkeeper Mark Travers, who made a ‘man of the match’ Premier League debut for AFC Bournemouth last week, retained his place for the Selhurst Park meeting with Crystal Palace but there was no fairy tale outcome today as the hosts secured a five three victory. Cyrus Christie started for Fulham as they bade farewell to the Premier League this season with a crushing four nil Craven Cottage defeat by visitors Newcastle United for whom Ciaran Clark, who has been absent for some time, was named on the substitute bench. Also bidding adieu to this year’s Premier League were Cardiff City for whom the little used Greg Cunningham was again unused on the substitute bench as the ‘Bluebirds’ stunned Old Trafford with a two nil victory over hosts  Manchester United. The third relegated side Huddersfield Town drew one each with Southampton at St Mary’s where Shane Long was withdrawn at half-time.