Manchester United, Chelsea seal UEFA Champions League spots


London, July 27

Manchester United and Chelsea have sealed their spots within the UEFA Champions League subsequent season after each earned victories that saved them within the prime 4 on the ultimate day of the 2019/20 English Premier League marketing campaign.

In a direct battle for a UEFA Champions League spot at King Power Stadium on Sunday, Bruno Fernandes’s penalty and Jesse Lingard’s stoppage-time strike had been sufficient for United to safe a 2-Zero victory over Leicester City, that means the Red Devils end above Chelsea in third on aim distinction.

Leicester completed fifth after their defeat and can compete within the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League.

On the opposite hand, first-half objectives by Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud gave Chelsea the win they wanted as they defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-Zero at Stamford Bridge.

Wolves’ loss meant they missed out on sixth place and a assured place within the Europa League, after Tottenham Hotspur drew 1-1 at Crystal Palace to edge forward of Nuno Espirito Santo’s aspect on aim distinction.

Wolves will now hope that Chelsea beat Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup ultimate to allow them to declare the ultimate Europa League spot, within the second qualifying spherical.

But they will additionally attain the Champions League in the event that they win this season’s Europa League. — IANS



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