Mon 29 May 2023 9:44 am - Jerusalem Time

England Championship: Leicester City, Leeds and Doucouré relegation save Everton

Leicester City and Leeds United were eliminated from the English Premier League, and Everton won their battle to keep their seat in the dramatic competitions that took place in the final 38th stage on Sunday.

And Everton’s 1-0 victory over Bournemouth contributed to his survival in the Premier League, in exchange for the relegation of Leicester and Leeds, who joined Southampton to the “Championship” next season.

And at Goodison Park, Malian Abdoulaye Doucouré imposed himself as the savior of his team, Everton, and became a hero in front of about 40,000 fans by scoring the goal of survival in the 57th minute.

On the other hand, Leicester City, who won the English Premier League title seven years ago, was relegated for the first time since 2014, despite its 2-1 victory over West Ham.

Leicester's interim manager Dean Smith said: "Every manager thinks he could have done this or that, but the hindsight is amazing. You finish where you deserve over a season."

He added, "One of my tasks was to take over the team for seven weeks and eight matches and try to keep the club in the Premier League. Unfortunately we fell through."

And Leeds' career in the league came to an end after three years spent among the adults, after its great fall against Tottenham 1-4.
"It's professional suicide," Leeds manager Sam Allardyce said of his team's start to the game.

"We made huge mistakes in the wrong period of time," he continued.

Tottenham's victory did not bring any benefit to him, as he will miss participating in Europe next season, due to the deterioration of his results, to settle for eighth place with 60 points.

Manchester City, the champion, who reached the final of the Champions League competition, lost to Inter, Italy, in its final match against Brentford, 0-1.

And the men of Spanish coach Pep Guardiola retained the title for the third season in a row, after Arsenal fell 0-1 to Nottingham in the last stage.

Arsenal concluded its season with a big victory over Wolverhampton 5-0, despite losing the title battle after leading for long periods of the current season. The London team finished the season in second place, 5 points behind City (89 vs. 84).

Manchester United beat Fulham 2-1, scored by Englishman Jadon Sancho and Portuguese Bruno Fernandes.

The "Red Devils" team finished its season in third place, four points ahead of Newcastle IV, which drew 1-1 with Chelsea, knowing that they, along with City and Arsenal, will compete in the Champions League next season.

And Chelsea presented one of its worst seasons ever, as it finished the league in twelfth place with 44 points, failing to qualify for any of the European competitions next season.

Liverpool, fifth in the standings, which will compete in the European League competition “Europa League” next season, led by German coach Jurgen Klopp, finished the season with a 4-4 draw against Southampton.

The "Reds" will be accompanied by Brighton VI, who lost 2-1 at Aston Villa in the second European competition, the "Europa League".

Aston Villa returned to European competitions for the first time in 13 years, by participating in the "Conference League".
Spanish coach Unai Emery's team secured seventh place thanks to goals from Brazilian Douglas Luiz and Olly Watkins in the first half at Villa Park.

"I am very proud. We beat a good team and occupying the European position is the best possible end," said Emery, the French coach of Paris Saint-Germain and former Spanish Villarreal, who brought Aston Villa back to the fore.

"We will participate in a European championship, which is very important to me. It gave me a lot. It's great," added the coach, who took over the technical reins after the dismissal of Steven Gerrard last October.


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England Championship: Leicester City, Leeds and Doucouré relegation save Everton