Manchester City rules Championship Sunday

Published Sunday, May 11, 2014 5:22 PM by William Montero
Manchester City rules Championship Sunday

The final day of the EPL season always brings some drama and some interesting results.  Lots of goals are always the norm as many teams are looking forward to a summer break while other players are already pointing towards the upcoming Brazil World Cup.  

Many of the big clubs fell behind early in their matches on Sunday.  Most produced rallies and ended the day with three points though.  Manchester City had no such problems though as they closed out the title with a convincing 2-0 win over West Ham.  Samir Nasri got the celebration started just before halftime as he blasted a low shot off the left post and into the net.  Vincent Kompany put the game away after the break and Manchester City claimed their second EPL title in three years.

As Man City was taking care of business, Liverpool were in trouble thanks to a Martin Skrtel own goal.  The Reds rallied in the second half grabbing the win thanks to goals from a pair of Steven Gerrard free kicks.  Daniel Sturridge and Daniel Agger steared the free kicks home for the winning tallies.

Chelsea looked listless as they fell behind early at last place Cardiff, but they rallied in the second half as André Schürrle and Fernando Torres scored within three minutes of each other in the 2-1 win.  Jose Mourinho's men finished 3rd for the year.

Manchester United will not be playing European soccer for the first time in a quarter century after they failed to make up the three points on Tottenham.  ManU fell behind at Southampton needing a Juan Mata second half goal to salvage a draw.  Meanwhile, Tottenham were taking care of business blasting Aston Villa at White Hart Lane.

So Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal qaulify for Champions League action next year while Everton and Tottenham grab spots in the Europa League.