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Breaking: Arsenal miss EPL top 4 spot in 20 years



A sad day for Arsenal
A sad day for Arsenal

By Emmanuel Afonne

Arsenal’s performance for the 2016/2017 English Premier League (EPL) season on Sunday ended on a disappointing note following the team’s failure to secure a top-four finish for the first time in 20 years.

Arsenal produced a convincing 3-1 defeat of Everton but it was not enough to push them through, having Liverpool and Manchester City to dispossess.

However, the top-four slot considered by many pundits as Arsenal’s birth right eluded them following Liverpool and City’s defeat of their opponents Middlesbrough and Watford respectively.

Man City humiliated Watford 5-0 to claim the third spot, while Liverpool humbled relegated Middlesbrough 3-0 to seal a fourth place finish on the last day of the EPL season.

Chelsea already with the EPL title in their kitty with two matches to go ended the season on a high with 93 points, while their closest rival Tottenham Hotspurs secured a second place finish having earned 86 points with 6-1 pounding of Leicester City.

Man-City and Liverpool joining the top-four on the last day finished the season with 78 and 76 point respectively.

Chelsea broke the Premier League record for wins in a season by beating Sunderland 5-1 to earn their 30th victory of the campaign.

The victory over relegated Sunderland ensured Chelsea shattered the competition record set by Jose Mourinho’s title-winning Blues teams in the 2004/2005 and 20052006 seasons, who both won 29 of their 38 EPL matches.

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