Spurs left second slip to Arsenal and Sunderland fans hired a plane to remind Newcastle they were relegated on the final day


The final day of the Premier League season was overshadowed by the bomb scare that forced Manchester United's home match against Bournemouth to be postponed.

With United not in action - their match is to be rescheduled - Manchester City effectively clinched the final Champions League place with a 1-1 draw at Swansea while Tottenham's late-season fade-out saw them crash to a 5-1 defeat at Newcastle, which also handed second place to Arsenal.

Old Trafford evacuated
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The results

Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa
Chelsea 1-1 Leicester
Everton 3-0 Norwich
Newcastle 5-1 Tottenham
Southampton 4-1 Crystal Palace
Stoke 2-1 West Ham
Swansea 1-1 Manchester City
Watford 2-2 Sunderland
West Brom 1-1 Liverpool
Manchester United - Bournemouth (abandoned)

Story of the day

It was a troubling way for the season to end but thankfully there were no reports of injury as the 70,000 fans at Old Trafford were evacuated after a suspect package was discovered. Police quickly took control of the situation - after an announcement to evacuate the ground was made 20 minutes before kick-off - and almost two hours later it was confirmed that a controlled explosion had been carried out. In terms of football it meant the game was postponed and left United knowing it would take an unlikely swing of goal difference to qualify for the Champions League after cross-town rivals City drew 1-1 at Swansea.

Feelgood story to come from the Old Trafford

This man travelled from the west African nation of Sierra Leone to watch Manchester United for the first time. After the match was called off United fans decided to make sure he got his wish to see his team play ... so he's now going to the FA Cup Final! Not a bad day in the end.

Biggest let-down of the day

Spare a thought for Tottenham fans. A fortnight ago they were in the thick of the title race and now they must come to terms with the fact they have been pipped by arch-rivals Arsenal for second place on the final day. A thumping 5-1 defeat at already-relegated Newcastle, who were down to 10 men, smacked of a team that had lost interest after their title hopes had gone, but the fans lost the chance for a summer of bragging rights as Arsenal beat Aston Villa 4-0 to sneak past them. Champions League football and a young upcoming squad should be enough of a comfort for Spurs fans, though.

Fondest farewell to the Premier League

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini
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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini was always going to leave the club on good terms but ensuring they will still be in the Champions League next season - when Pep Guardiola takes over - made sure it was all smiles. The Chilean even handed over his jacket to the travelling fans as an act of goodwill after the final whistle.

Most sarcastic farewell to the Premier League

No-one can begrudge Vila fans wanting to have a bit of final-day fun after a truly woeful season. The Birmingham club will spend their first-ever season outside the Premier League and after just as many calamities off the field there's plenty of work to be done if they are to climb back. Finding a manager is top of the to-do list.

Biggest cheer of the day

John Terry accepts applause of Chelsea fans
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This was a close one as Chelsea fans shunned the action on the pitch to chant the names of John Terry and former boss Claudio Ranieri, who made his unlikely return to Stamford Bridge as a champion with Leicester. Ranieri was much loved during his stay in west London over a decade ago and Blues fans were more than happy to revel in his title success. Foremost in Chelsea fans minds was showing their support for captain John Terry, who is considering a one-year contract offer to stay at the club. On this evidence it would seem he'll find it hard to leave.

Celebration most likely to end in some sort of pay back

Sunderland fans hire a plane to fly over St James' Park with a banner reading
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A group of Sunderland fans just couldn't help themselves. After their midweek win over Everton sent rivals Newcastle down they set up a setting funding page that enabled them to hire a plane that flew over St James' Park today with the words 'Auf Wiedersehen Prem Tyne To Go' displayed behind it. You just know that is going to come back to bite them one day.