United players come out at Old Trafford.

The state of play in the Premier League

Wednesday 22 July 2020 21:58

The final day of the Premier League season is bound to be a dramatic one as Manchester United aim to secure a top-four finish.

The Reds' trip to Leicester City was always going to be a crucial one and that will definitely be the case after the 1-1 draw with West Ham United at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.

The result lifted United into the top four for the first time since September at the end of a match week and we remain third in the table after Chelsea lost 5-3 to Liverpool in an entertaining affair at Anfield.

Marcus Rashford scores the only goal of the game with Leicester at Old Trafford.

A draw would be enough against the Foxes as it will keep Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men above Brendan Rodgers's team, while Chelsea are at home to Wolves.

Of course, any victory for us at the King Power Stadium would clinch third spot, regardless of how the west Londoners fare at Stamford Bridge, given our superior goal difference over Frank Lampard's side.

If United were to lose on Sunday, we would be relying on Wolves to win at Chelsea or the route into the Champions League would only be possible via the Europa League, with the tournament set to begin again next month.

There are other key issues to be resolved in the division, even though Liverpool are champions and Manchester City will finish as runners-up.

Action and reaction: West Ham home


Watch highlights and post-match reaction from United's 1-1 draw with the Hammers.

Norwich City are definitely down and will finish in bottom spot but the other two places are still to be decided.

Bournemouth are on 31 points, three adrift of Watford and Aston Villa. West Ham United are safe, following their point at Old Trafford.

The Cherries need to beat Everton at Goodison Park and hope Watford and Villa both lose. The Hornets take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium while the Midlanders face West Ham at the London Stadium, knowing they are in pole position to preserve their top-flight status.

Ole: The players reacted well


The boss was pleased with how his players bounced back after battling to a point against West Ham.


Arsenal v Watford
Burnley v Brighton
Chelsea v Wolves
Crystal Palace v Tottenham
Everton v Bournemouth
Leicester City v UNITED
Manchester City v Norwich City
Newcastle v Liverpool
Southampton v Sheffield United
West Ham United v Aston Villa

All games kick-off at 16:00 BST.

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