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Here's what happened in the last round of Premier League fixtures this weekend.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 30th May 2023

And just like that, the season is over for most clubs as the Premier League came to a close and the playoffs were finished off this weekend. Only the FA Cup and European finals remain to see out the rest of a memorable 22/23 season. It was confirmed on the final day that Everton would stay up after their slim win over Bournemouth.

Doucoure secured their place in the league with a stunning strike that left the keeper rooted but questions remain over Everton. They have posted losses of over 30 million over the last three years which is a breach of FFP and should come with docked points but they haven't been given their punishment, which will surely leave the relegated clubs bemused. 

The club needs to buck the trend and recruit intelligently this summer or they will be in the same situation again next season. Leeds, Leicester and Southampton will be playing Championship football next season. The writing has been on the wall for Leeds for some time, as their poor transfer dealings have created a squad that can't defend and are nowhere near the desired quality. 

It is a shame for Leicester who just couldn't get a run of results going due to poor management and some players being found out for their poor quality. Tielemans has been linked with a move to a top club but it would be a huge mistake to sign him, he scores the odd worldie but frequently looks uninterested, disappears in most games and is horrendously overrated. 

Aston Villa will be playing European football next season after beating Brighton (who are also playing in Europe) which means that they resign Tottenham to no European football next season. Emery has done a brilliant job for Villa whilst Spurs can't seem to find a manager and who knows where Harry Kane will be next season.

Luton Town beat Coventry on penalties to get to the Premier League. A lot is being made of their tiny and antiquated ground, which needs urgent refurbishment to be able to meet the Premier League's minimum requirements but it will be good to see the top teams visit a place where you'll be able to feel every eye on you.

It may be a place for upsets and fair play to a football club who have come a long way from the National League. We can't wait to see what happens next season as Liverpool and Chelsea will look to be back, the latter has confirmed Pochettino as manager, can he trim their bloated squad? Next week we'll be taking a look at the best and worst players for each team this season.

For more football take a look at the events below.


Europa Conference League Final Screening


When: Wednesday 7th June

Where: Vauxhall Food and Beer Graden, London

It's not only Manchester City in European final action, West Ham will also be trying to get some silverware. Their league and European campaigns have been vastly different, but West Ham have a real chance of picking up the trophy here and you can watch it live at this screening.


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Hanley Town vs Chester

When: Saturday 8th July

Where: Hanley Town Football Club, Stoke On Trent

Hanley Town are in pre-season action against Chester which will be a real challenge to warm themselves up for the new season. The club have recently announced their retained players for the new season and they'll be looking to kick on in the 23/24 season.


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FA Cup Final Screening


When: Saturday 3rd June

Where: Off The Square, Manchester

The Manchester derby will be taking place next weekend in the FA Cup final. This event is one for the red half of Manchester as they look to cause an upset and ruin their rivals' treble bid. Can they keep Haaland quiet? Find out and watch what will be a gripping game with your fellow fans.


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