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The Premier League 2015/2016 finale was tainted by Manchester United’s home game against Bournemouth being abandoned, due to a suspect package being discovered in the build-up to the start of the match. The club and authorities made the right decision to abandon the match given recent the atrocities of this nature, and thankfully the package turned out to be a fake.

The Premier League confirmed yesterday this match will now be played tomorrow. The remaining nine matches all went ahead without any delays and Tottenham Hotspur’s season ended disastrously, as they missed out on second place after they were thrashed 5-1 by already relegated Newcastle at St James Park. Bitter North London rival Arsenal rubbed more salt in to Spurs wounds, as they snatched second place from them, thanks to their 4-0 thrashing of relegated Aston Villa at the Emirates.

Manchester City held on to fourth place and a Champions League qualification spot thanks to their 1-1 draw at Swansea; Southampton moved up to fifth level on 63 points with Manchester United after they thrashed Crystal Palace 4-1 at St Mary’s. However, United only need a draw at home to Bournemouth tomorrow to secure fifth and a place in the Europa League next season.

Champion’s Leicester came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, while there were home wins for Everton, 3-0 against Norwich and Stoke who won 2-1 against West Ham at the Potteries. Finally, there were draws between Watford and Sunderland, which ended 2-2 and West Brom and Liverpool which ended 1-1.


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