Man Utd and Chelsea qualify for Champions League after final day wins over Leicester and Wolves

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Manchester United and Chelsea have secured their places in next season’s Champions League.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men secured a vital 2-0 win at Leicester on Super Sunday to ensure they’ll be playing in Europe’s elite club competition next season.

United duly delivered with Bruno Fernandes’ converting from the penalty spot before Jesse Lingard grabbed a late goal to secure the win.

Chelsea also ensured their place in the money-spinning competition with a 2-0 win over Wolves.

And at the bottom end of the table, Aston Villa successfully completed their great escape by avoiding an immediate return to the Championship.

But it was heartbreak for Watford and Bournemouth, who join Norwich in dropping down to the second tier.

Heading into the final day, all eyes were on the encounter at the King Power.

The Red Devils headed to Leicester for a top four showdown against Brendan Rodgers’ men, with the Foxes knowing that victory would book their place at European football’s top table next term.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side arrived at the King Power Stadium sitting third in the table, one point and two places above their hosts, with Chelsea between the pair in fourth.

All three knew that victory would book themselves a spot alongside champions Liverpool and Manchester City in next year’s competition.

United also knew that a draw would be enough for themselves, consigning Leicester to a spot in the Europa League.

Indeed, United delivered the result they came for but it was disaster for Leicester, who have impressed this season but their form declined following the return to action from lockdown.

Elsewhere, Jack Grealish took centre stage as Aston Villa escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth after a 1-1 draw at West Ham.

The Villa captain, whose future at his boyhood club remains uncertain, came up with the goal which should have settled their nerves six minutes from the end.

However, moments later Grealish deflected in Andriy Yarmolenko’s shot to leave the visitors hanging on by a thread again, knowing another West Ham goal would send them down with rivals Bournemouth beating Everton.

Yet Villa, who were seven points from safety heading into their game against Crystal Palace on July 12, held on to complete their version of the great escape to stay up by a single point.

The four-match unbeaten run Dean Smith’s men managed to end the season with, including wins over Crystal Palace and Arsenal, kept their heads above water while the Cherries and Watford joined Norwich through the trapdoor.

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