Liverpool beat Chelsea in eight-goal thriller


The result means Liverpool won 18 of their 19 league games at home in the campaign, with the only blemish being their 1-1 draw with Burnley earlier this month. They moved onto 96 points, one shy of the club record they set when finishing runners-up last season.

Defeat left Chelsea with 63 points, still one point short of guaranteeing a place in next season’s Champions League.

Liverpool fans celebrate outside Anfield.

Liverpool fans celebrate outside Anfield.Credit:Getty Images

Manchester United nudged into the Champions League places for the first time since September after Mason Greenwood sealed a 1-1 draw against West Ham in the penultimate match of the Premier League season on Wednesday.

West Ham moved four points clear of the relegation zone to secure its Premier League survival.

After seeing a 19-match unbeaten run end in Sunday’s FA Cup semifinal loss to Chelsea, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United fell behind in first-half stoppage time at Old Trafford. Paul Pogba’s needless handball allowed Michail Antonio to give West Ham a surprise lead from the spot.

But United hit back six minutes into the second half through the 18-year-old Greenwood’s low strike. The forward moved level with George Best, Brian Kidd and Wayne Rooney as United’s top-scoring teenager in a single season with his 17th goal.

Manchester United's Mason Greenwood scores his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and West Ham.

Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood scores his side’s opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and West Ham. Credit:Getty Images

United only needs to avoid defeat to fifth-placed Leicester in its last game of the season to secure a return to the Champions League.

West Bromwich Albion, meantime, won promotion back to the Premier League after a two-year absence, joining Leeds United in the top flight next season after a 2-2 draw at home to Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday.



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