The curtains on the 2019/20 English Premier League season came down on Sunday afternoon in dramatic fashion that had both winners and losers.
Going into the final day, teams had a lot to fight for with two Champions League spots up for grabs as Man United, Chelsea and Leicester battled in a three-way tussle.
It was a similar scenario at the other end of the table with Watford, Bournemouth, and Aston Villa all fighting for survival.
In the end, Chelsea and Man United qualified for Europe's premier club competition after identical 2-0 wins.
Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud scored for Chelsea against Wolves, while Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard were on target for United.
Season in nutshell!
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
Grealish to the rescue
What a way for Jack Grealish to end his first campaign with Villa back in the league. The midfielder has been at the club since he was six and led them back to the Premier League. He has been the club's best player and showed that once again with the goal the kept them afloat in what might be his last game for the club. And he led them in celebrations.
Silva bows out
After 10 years, its an end of an era as David Silva stepped on the pitch one last time in the Blue jersey for Manchester City.
The playmaker will leave at the end of the campaign after refusing to extend his stay, and what a way to bow out.
David Silva for Man City in the Premier League:— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 26, 2020
Most games - 309 👤
Most wins - 213 ⭐️
Most assists - 93 🎯
Fourth most goals - 60 ⚽️
Joint most titles - 4 🏆
A true Hall of Famer! pic.twitter.com/kKiRvoReAO
In 2012, Jamie Vardy picked up the Conference National Golden Boot after scoring 31 goals for Fleetwood.
Eight years on, at the age of 33, he beat competition from the likes of Danny Ings and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to win the Premier League Golden Boot. What a journey the Englishman has had!
Mourinho is in Europe!
It might come as a surprise but yes, Jose Mourinho led his entire technical bench to celebrate their Europa League qualification despite drawing 1-1 away to Crystal Palace.
How the mighty have fallen, Mourinho celebrating getting into the Europa League 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/nc2PmMMX3o— Z41N (@zainsid98) July 26, 2020
Going into the last match, Ederson and Burnley's Nick Pople were all tied at 15 clean sheets. At the end of the 90 minutes, it was the Brazilian who came out on top having kept another shutout against Norwich, becoming the first Man City keeper to win the award since Joe Hart in 2014-15.
😍 Individual Awards:— City Chief (@City_Chief) July 26, 2020
🥇 Ederson - Golden Glove
🥇 Kevin De Bruyne - Playmaker of the Season
One happy Manager 😁 pic.twitter.com/DB29M8l2sK
Kevin 'Playmaster' De Bruyne
The Belgian might have missed out on the Football Writers' Association Men's Footballer of the Year award but there is no doubt he has enjoyed one of the most impressive seasons ever. He scored 13 goals and assisted 20, which pulled him level with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.
He deservedly won the Cadbury Playmaker of the Season award!
In 2019/20, not only did Kevin De Bruyne equal Thierry Henry’s Premier League assist record, he set a new one for most chances created from open play in a single season - beating Eden Hazard’s tally of 98 from 2014/15.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 26, 2020
KDB is the king creator. 👑 pic.twitter.com/JLH7m9E07g
Lingard with last goal of the season!
No one saw it coming, but Jesse Lingard scored his first goal of the season in the last match and it was the last goal of the 2019/20 season!
What a season it has been!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉