Tottenham beat Norwich to guarantee champions League spot ahead of Arsenal

Tottenham beat Norwich to guarantee champions League spot ahead of Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur sealed a Top Four finish this season to guarantee Champions League football after thumping Norwich 5-0 away on the last day of Premier League action. 

Spurs went into the match leading their north London rivals by a point and needed a win at Carrow Road to finish fourth behind Chelsea to book their spot among Europe's best. 

They got off to a perfect start against the relegated Canaries as Dejan Kulusevski gave them the lead inside the opening quarter of an hour. 

The Swedish found some space inside the box after getting to the end of a Rodrigo Bentancur ball to bury the ball in the bottom left corner.

Spurs then made it 2-0 just after the half-hour mark when Bentancur once again produced a brilliant lofted pass and Harry Kane got on the end of it to finish with a header into an empty net. 

Despite Norwich putting up a spirited fight in the second half, they could not find a way past a strong Spurs defence.

Kulusevski completed his double midway through the second half before Heung-min Son double sealed the win. 

In another clash, Arsenal beat Everton 5-1 at the Emirates but it was not enough to see them qualify for the Champions League. 

The Gunners needed a win against the Toffees coupled with a loss, or draw for Spurs to book a spot in Europe's premier club competition, but it was not to happen. 

Mikel Arteta's side start the match on a high but had to wait until the 27th minute for the opener, which came courtesy of a Gabriel Martinelli penalty following a handball inside the box. 

In-form Eddie Nketiah made it 2-0 a few minutes later as he outjumped the defence inside the six-yard box to meet a corner ball and scored with a great header into the left side of the goal. 

The visitors got one back just before the break through Donny van de Beek, but Cedric Soares extended Arsenal's lead a few minutes after the restart. 

Gabriel made it 4-1 just before the hour-mark, before a late Martin Odegaard sealed the win. 

The Gunners will however have to do with a Europa League spot as the win only guaranteed them fifth spot. 

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