Match reports from every Premier League game: Heartbreak for Tottenham as Arsenal clinch fourth place

Chelsea finish third with victory over Everton

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Gareth Bale's late wonder goals have spurred Tottenham on all season and put them in contention for Champions League qualification at the start of today - but even one of those wasn't enough to secure a top four finish for his side.

While Spurs won 1-0 at home against Sunderland, the three points they picked up were not enough due to the result at St James' Park.

A goal from Laurent Koscielny was the difference as Arsenal also won 1-0 against a lacklustre Newcastle side.

It meant that Arsenal finished one point ahead of their bitter rivals in the final standings.

Meanwhile, Chelsea secured third place in the league with a 2-1 home win over Everton.

It was a final day of the season packed with goals, the most notable match of all coming in Sir Alex Ferguson's last game. With Manchester United winning 5-2 at the Hawthorns, West Brom were to stage a dramatic comeback, with the game ending 5-5.




Chelsea 2 Everton 1

Liverpool 1 QPR 0

Man City 2 Norwich 3

Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1

Southampton 1 Stoke 1

Swansea 0 Fulham 3

Tottenham 1 Sunderland 0

West Brom 5 Man United 5

West Ham 4 Reading 2

Wigan 2 Aston Villa 2