Skiddle's Open Goal: A Weekly Roundup of Football news and events

We bring you all the latest news as the Premier League went to the final day.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 23rd May 2022

The Premier League came down to the final day and all eyes were on Liverpool and Manchester City as to who would come out on top. City were the favourites as they rarely ever lose games but football has a funny way of being unpredictable. It was a nightmare start for Liverpool against Wolves however as Konate missed a header which left Jiminez free to set up Neto for a tap-in.

Yet the crowd roared Liverpool on and Liverpool were level through Mane after a delightful Thiago assist. News soon broke that Manchester City were losing, meaning that Liverpool just needed one goal to be champions. Liverpool struggled the entire match, clearly overwhelmed by the emotion of the game. When the second half began, City were two goals down thanks to Coutinho, who was doing his old side a favour.

Yet, Manchester City did what Manchester City always do and suddenly raised their game to smash Villa 3-2. By the time Mo Salah and Robertson had scored late on for Liverpool, the league had already been lost. So it was another title for Pep Guardiola's side, their fourth under him and with Liverpool being the only real competitors, it would seem as though they're going to dominate the Premier League for a long time to come.

In terms of the relegation fight, Leeds needed to draw if Burnley were losing and they got exactly what they were needing. Burnley were unable to fend off the resurgent Newcastle who condemned the Lancashire side to the Championship. Leeds got an emotional 2-1 win away at Brentford, with mad scenes coming from the West Yorkshire sides fans in the away end. 

Manchester United, undoubtedly the team who have underperformed the most this season lost to Crystal Palace 1-0 to end a poor campaign with a suitably poor performance. Tottenham secured the last Champions League place by smashing Norwich 5-0, Son scoring enough goals to share the golden boot with Salah. Arsenal had to settle for the Europa League but that didn't stop them from rolling over the dreadful Everton side 5-1. 

West Ham could have been playing Europa League football but were surprisingly beaten by a brilliant Brighton performance. It was another wild Premier League season with plenty of drama. We're looking forward to the next one already and all eyes will be on Saudi Arabia backed Newcastle in the transfer market to see just how much cash they will spend.

If you're a footy fan take a look at the events below. Click on the titles for more information.


World Cup Manchester Fan Park

When: Friday 25th November

Where: Soccer Dome, Trafford Park, Manchester

England will be up against the old enemy in this World Cup group stage match. Always a rivalry that excites, it isn't too often that England gets to play the USA so we'll be hoping for a good match. Joleon Lescott will be providing hosting duties and expert analysis at this screening event.


Find tickets for World Cup Manchester Fan Park - here




Champions League Final Outdoor Beer Garden

When: Saturday 28th May

Where: Meraki, Liverpool

The Champions League final is almost here and plenty of Liverpool fans will be edgy and nervous. If you want to watch the game outside with your fellow fans on what will hopefully be a memorable occasion then come to this screening outside at Meraki's beer garden.


Find tickets for Champions League Final Outdoor Beer Garden - here




Will Liverpool make it all the way in the Champions League? They're coming up against one of the best teams in the world in real Madrid. You can find all the places in Liverpool and beyond where you can watch the game in our Champions League Inspire Me page.



Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.