The final game-week of the 2021/2022 English Premier League season lived up to the hype and the excitement as all ten fixtures took place simultaneously, with Tottenham Hotspurs grabbing the last UEFA Champions League slot after hammering Norwich City 5-0 at Carrow Road.
The Lilywhites went in front in the first half through Dejan KUlusevski before Harry Kane doubled the advantage for Spurs. The floodgates of goals continued in the second half as Son Heung-Min scored a brace either side of Dejan Kulusevski’s strike to help Antonio Conte’s men secure Champions League football for next season.
In our other simultaneous fixture, Arsenal romped to a comprehensive 5-1 win over Everton at the Emirates Stadium. Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, Cedric Soares, Gabriel and Martin Odegaard all netted for the Gunners but it was insufficient as they missed out on UCL football for next season after rivals Tottenham Hotspurs secured the remaining spot.
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FULL-TIME AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 5-1 Everton
FULL-TIME AT CARROW ROAD: Norwich City 0-5 Tottenham Hotspurs
82′ MIN: Martin Odegaard collects a pass and without hesitation fires an unstoppable shot into the bottom left corner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 5-1 Everton (M. Odegaard)
76′ MIN: That was a fantastic finish by Heung-Min Son from just outside the box. He wasted little time in getting away a bullet of a shot that flew past the goalkeeper into the right side of the net. He currently leads the goalscorers charts as it stands!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Norwich City 0-5 Tottenham Hotspurs (S. Heung-Min)
70′ MIN: Goal! Lucas Moura shows great vision to find Heung-Min Son with a cheeky pass inside the box, and his first-time shot is precise and sails into the bottom right corner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Norwich City 0-4 Tottenham Hotspurs (S. Heung-Min)
64′ MIN: An amazing individual effort from Dejan Kulusevski ends with a strike from inside the penalty area. He sends the ball precisely into the top left corner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Norwich City 0-3 Tottenham Hotspurs (D. Kulusevski)
59′ MIN: Gabriel connects with a pass inside the box and slams home low into the middle of the net. The goalkeeper was helpless.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 4-1 Everton (Gabriel)
56′ MIN: Cedric receives a cross from the corner kick and sends a shot towards the goal. His effort finds its way behind the helpless goalkeeper and under the crossbar.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 3-1 Everton (Cedric)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT CARROW ROAD: Norwich City 0-2 Tottenham Hotspurs
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 2-1 Everton
HALF-TIME AT CARROW ROAD: Norwich City 0-2 Tottenham Hotspurs
HALF-TIME AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 2-1 Everton
45+3′ MIN: Donny van de Beek scores after an assist by Dominic Calvert-Lewin that allowed him to tap in the ball into an empty net.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 2-1 Everton (D. Van der Beek)
32′ MIN: Rodrigo Bentancur produces a brilliant lofted pass and Harry Kane gets on the end of it to finish with a header into an empty net.
GOOOAAAALLLL!!! Norwich 0-2 Tottenham Hotspurs (H. Kane)
31′ MIN: Eddie Nketiah outjumps the defence inside the six-yard box to meet the corner and scores with a great header into the left side of the goal. The keeper had no chance to react.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 2-0 Everton (E. Nketiah)
27′ MIN: That’s a great strike from the spot by Gabriel Martinelli low into the right of the net, giving goalkeeper Asmir Begovic no chance!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 1-0 Everton (G. Martinelli)
26′ MIN: Surely that’s handball by one of the Everton players in the box, but the referee just waves play on! Play continues despite the shouts by some Arsenal players for a penalty. Wait! Referee Andre Marriner interrupts the game right now and he will review that decision using VAR! Let’s see what happens. It is a penalty to the Gunners.
PENALTY!!! To Arsenal
16′ MIN: Rodrigo Bentancur feeds Dejan Kulusevski inside the box, who is unmarked and buries the ball in the bottom left corner.
GOOOAAAALLLL!!! Norwich 0-1 Tottenham Hotspurs (D. Kulusevski)
KICK-OFF AT CARROW ROAD: Norwich City 0-0 Tottenham Hotspurs
KICK-OFF AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 0-0 Everton
As expected, Spurs boss Antonio Conte has put out a massive line-up, as they seek to get the job done at Carrow Road.
Several changes for Dean Smith’s side as they seek to end the season on a high.
Toffees gaffer Frank Lampard has made SIX changes to his squad, as Tom Davies makes his first start since November.
Coach Mikel Arteta has saddled Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Martinelli with the task of getting the goals needed to shoot down the Toffees, while Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard are also in the line-up.