English Premier League
Weekend Results, Sunday; Manchester City 3 QPR 2, Sunderland 0 Manchester United 1, Stoke City 2 Bolton 2, West Bromwich 2 Arsenal 3, Tottenham 2 Fulham 0, Swansea 1 Liverpool 0, Chelsea 2 Blackburn 1, Wigan 3 Wolverhampton 2, Everton 3 Newcastle 1, Norwich 2 Aston Villa 0
Manchester City scored two goals in stoppage-time to complete a remarkable 3-2 victory over QPR which won them the title when Manchester United thought they had it, after their 1-0 victory at Sunderland. Elsewhere, Arsenal and Tottenham recorded final day wins to claim the final two Champions League spots, although Spurs may miss out if Chelsea win against Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Bolton were relegated on a day of drama, as they drew 2-2 with Stoke City, although boss Owen Coyle fumed at the goals against them, blaming refereeing decisions. QPR appeared to have sealed their status with a shock 2-1 lead at Manchester City before going down 3-2. Aston Villa’s poor season ended with an ordinary 2-0 loss to Norwich.
Topscorers, Robin van Persie (Arsenal) 30 goals, Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) 27 goals, Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 23 goals, Clint Dempsey (Fulham) 17 goals, Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Blackburn) 17 goals, Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham) 17 goals
Italian Serie A
Weekend Results, Sunday; Juventus 3 Atalanta 1, Fiorentina 0 Cagliari 0, AC Milan 2 Novara 1, Parma 1 Bologna 0, Cesena 2 AS Roma 3, Lazio 3 Inter Milan 1, Chievo Verona 1 Lecce 0, Genoa 2 Palermo 0, Napoli 2 Siena 1, Catania 0 Udinese 2
Udinese qualified for next season’s Champions League after a 2-0 victory away to Catania confirmed third spot, while Lazio and Napoli both won but fell short. Juventus scored a 3-1 win over Atalanta, with veteran Alessandro Del Piero on the scoresheet, to complete an unbeaten campaign.
Lecce were relegated to Serie B on the final day as they lost couldn’t find the win they needed after a 1-0 loss at Chievo Verona. However, 17th-placed Genoa won anything, claiming a 2-0 triumph over Palermo to stay up.
Topscorers, Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan) 28 goals, Diego Milito (Internazionale) 24 goals, Edinson Cavani (Napoli) 23 goals, Antonio Di Natale (Udinese) 23 goals
Spanish La Liga
Weekend Results, Saturday; Real Sociedad 1 Valencia 0, Real Betis 2 Barcelona 2, Sunday; Getafe 0 Real Zaragoza 2, Levante 3 Athletic Bilbao 0, Real Madrid 4 Real Mallorca 1, Rayo Vallecano 1 Granada 0, Espanyol 1 Sevilla 1, Malaga 1 Sporting Gijon 0, Villarreal 0 Atletico Madrid 1, Racing Santander 2 Osasuna 4
Malaga clinched fourth spot and a place in next term’s Champions League playoffs after their hard-fought 1-0 victory over Sporting Gijon. Atletico Madrid’s 1-0 victory over Villarreal wasn’t enough for them as they fell short, while champions Real Madrid ended the season with a healthy 4-1 thrashing of Mallorca.
Rayo Vallecano produced a miraculous final day ever to defeat Granada 1-0 and survive with Raul Tamudo netting a dramatic goal in the 90th minute to keep them up, condemning Villarreal to the drop after they slumped to a 1-0 defeat away to Atletico Madrid with Radomel Falcao scoring at the death. Villarreal had started the season as a Champions League club but are now relegated in a stunning demise. Real Zaragoza completed their stunning survival effort after a fourth straight win, 2-0 at Getafe.
Topscorers, Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) 50 goals, Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 46 goals, Radomel Falcao (Atletico Madrid) 24 goals, Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid) 22 goals