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Liverpool nab CL spot, Swansea relegated from EPL

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on Sunday thrashed Brighton & Hove Albion 4-0 in the final round of the English Premier League, finishing fourth and securing a spot in the 2018-19 Champions League, while City were relegated from the top-tier English league.

With this win, deprived of the chance to compete in the next lost 0-3 to Newcastle United to finish fifth with 70 points -- five behind Liverpool, reports

Egypt scored a historic opening goal for Liverpool, and now holds record of 32 goals in a 38-match season, breaking the previous record of 31 goals held by Luis Suarez, and

Salah, who was named of the Season earlier on Sunday, netted the goal 26 minutes into the match, and added a second goal 14 minutes later.

Salah assisted on the third goal just eight minutes into the second half and with five minutes to go, netted the fourth goal to secure the home win.

are set to play the final against Real Madrid on May 26 in

City were relegated from after suffering a 1-2 defeat at home against

joined relegated clubs and West Bromwich Albion, who were also beaten 2-0 by 11th-placed on Sunday.

EPL champions Manchester City ended the season with 100 points following a 1-0 away victory over Southampton, while runners-up Manchester United defeated 14th-placed Watford 1-0.

won golden glove this season, with the Spaniard receiving the award ahead of the match.

Third-placed Hotspur made a thrilling 5-4 win over Leicester City, who finished ninth.

Arsenal, whose bid farewell to fans after 22 years in charge of capital club, bested 1-0, while Bournemouth came from behind to beat seventh-placed 2-1. finished sixth with 63 points.

In the same round, 13th-placed West Ham United ended the season with a 3-1 home win over Everton, which finished eighth.

The top four -- Manchester City, Manchester United, and Liverpool -- are to appear in the next edition of the UEFA

Chelsea, and Burnley, which finished fifth, sixth and seventh respectively, are to compete in the next edition of the

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 02:38 IST
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