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UPDATE: Iheanacho, Ndidi Miss Out On UCL Qualification As Chelsea Pip Leicester In Top Four Race 

UPDATE: Iheanacho, Ndidi Miss Out On UCL Qualification As Chelsea Pip Leicester In Top Four Race 

Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi once again will not be in the Champions League, after Leicester lost 4-2 at home to Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the campaign as Chelsea and Liverpool picked the two final slots.

Leicester needed to beat Spurs and hope Liverpool and Chelsea slip up in their games against Crystal Palace and Aston Villa respectively.

Chelsea lost 2-1 at Villa Park leaving their destiny out of their own hands, but Leicester’s defeat against Spurs meant Brendan Rodgers’ side missed out on European football’s premier club competition by a solitary point.

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It leaves the Foxes in the Europa League, where they join West Ham who secured a sixth-placed finish by beating Southampton 3-0 at the London Stadium.

Spurs win will see them feature in the inaugural Europa Conference League following their seventh place finish.

Last season’s champions Liverpool secured qualification for the Champions League after a 2-0 win against Palace.

At the Etihad, it was not the best of season ending for Alex Iwobi’s Everton as they were hammered 5-0 by champions Manchester City.

Argentine striker Sergio Aguero signed off his time at City with a brace after coming on.

Going into Sunday’s final day fixture, Everton were in the running for European qualification.

Iwobi was brought on in the 57th minute for Abdoulaye Doucoure but could not prevent his side from the heavy defeat.

Spurs striker Harry Kane emerged top scorer in the league, his third becoming only the third player to win the award as many as three times, after Thierry Henry  (four) and Alan Shearer  (three).

And in other final day fixtures, Arsenal beat Brighton 2-0, Leeds United defeated West Brom 3-1, Fulham lost 2-0 at home to Newcastle, Sheffield United pipped Burnley 1-0, Southampton were thrashed 3-0 at West Ham United and Manchester United edged Wolves 2-1 away.

By James Agberebi 

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 11
  • You guys are not ready to play in the champions league, the europa league is where you belong. You had every opportunity to qualify but you let it slip out of your hands. Take solace in your FA cup victory. But the champions league is just too much for you guys.

     
  • Up next is Victor Osimhen and Napoli. This is a team that really wants to play in the champions league and they are not leaving anything to chance. Just one victory in tonight’s game at home against verona and they are through. Lets see how it goes.

     
  • pompei 4 weeks ago

    A game Leicester needed to win to increase their chances of qualifying for the UCL, and Rodgers leaves Nacho on the bench, and starts Harvey Barnes, Maddison and Albrighton. Even if Nacho is a no no, how about Ayoze Perez and Cengiz Under? The last game of the season, an extremely important game, and Rodgers’ front four are all English.
    Hehehehee! Make I laugh jare!
    You reap what you sow. Europa league for Leicester next season.

     
    • pompei 4 weeks ago

      Please ignore this comment. Watched the wrong highlights. Oops!

       
      • Lolll I almost ask where you keep your glass, LC gone now this Napoli are playing rubbish when they need outright win to qualify, at least we need watch our boy in next UCL.

         
        • pompei 4 weeks ago

          Lol, please forgive my fumbling self. A little comic relief this fine Sunday evening!

           
  • Napoli fails to pick a win from their last game and drop out of champions league contention.
    So sad that our “Big players” and their teams cant qualify for the champions league.

     
    • What a bad weekend Moses Simon also relegated.

       
      • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

        …relegation playoffs..!
        They’re going to engage 3rd to 5th teams from the Ligue 2 to determine who plays in the Ligue 1 next season. There’s still a fighting chance

         
  • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

    Congratulations to Brendan Rodgers for snatching an Europa League position from the jaws of UCL position…..for the 2nd season running. So painful especially for a player like Ndidi. He deserves to be playing in the UCL year in year out.

     
    • Chris 4 weeks ago

      BREAKING NEWS:

      Gennaro Gattuso has been sacked as Napoli manager after missing out on the Champions League.

      The chances of our boy Victor being victorious next season hangs in the balance. E DON RED!