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Manchester United were consistently strong as they finished second while Tottenham and Liverpool - with Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah battling for the Golden Boot (won by Salah) - thrilled crowds with their swashbuckling football to finish in the Champions League places. But the Saints wanted to wrap up the campaign with a win after securing their Premier League stay thereby making it hard for Guardiola's men.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has sent an early reminder to fans to be realistic about their chances of overhauling English Premier League champions Manchester City next season. United ruleBut the Red Devils were on TV more often than City, 28 to 26, which helped them pick up more cash from the Premier League.

"Seeing all the people who want to join us and have a party is fantastic", he told Sky Sports.

That result rendered Chelsea's match at Newcastle irrelevant to the Champions League battle and Antonio Conte's side went down 3-0 at St James' Park.

The 2017-18 Premier League season concluded on Sunday as all 20 teams kicked off their final matches at 3pm.

But Xherdan Shaqiri's penalty gave Stoke victory at Swansea and the Welsh side will join Stoke and West Brom in the Championship next season.

Swansea paid tribute to long-serving custodians Angel Rangel and Leon Britton before kickoff.

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Boeing fell less than 1 percent to $342.10 at 11:43 NY . "The Airbus case against Boeing is yet to come". The bloc compounded the issue with below-market loans for the plane-maker's marquee A350 jetliner.

"It's been the hardest season. Next season you will see us again!"

Yaya Toure has released a heartfelt farewell message to Manchester City fans, saying he would not be the man he is today without the club.

It also scored 106 goals - the most in the season - and conceded only 27 goals - the least among the teams.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger signed off after 22 years and 1,235 games in charge with a 1-0 win at Huddersfield, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbing the victor. "You can not achieve what we achieve in terms of many records if you are not a humble team, professional, (that) has that desire to win".

"Do I feel relief?"

But, sadly for Chelsea, their failure to make the final of either European cup, coupled with their fifth-place finish, means they will definitely be playing in the Europa League next season even if Liverpool beat Real Madrid.

No Premier League clubs will have to worry about that, though, with all four sides going straight in the group stages.