The build up to the final day of the 2009/10 Premier League season created more tension than the day itself in the end, however fans were still treated to a host of goals and fascinating results to round off this season in Style.
Chelsea were finally crowned champions, thumping a poor Wigan side 8-0. Anelka opened the scoring, before Lampard netted a penalty after Wigan were reduced to ten men. Drogba, chasing the golden boot award, appeared angered that team mate Lampard didnt offer to let him take the spot kick. However he was happy enough after scoring a hat trick by the end of the 90 minutes. Anelka got another later on, whilst Ashley Cole and Salomon Kalou also netted to provide Chelsea fans with a dream ending to the season.
Title contenders Manchester United did all they could to keep up with Chelsea, and despite finishing second overall, produced an impressive performance against Stoke at Old Trafford, winning 4-0. Darren Fletcher opened the scoring on 31 minutes, before Giggs finished well. A Danny Higginbottom own goal and a Park Ji-Sung diving header finished off the match, a result which will still have pleased Sir Alex Ferguson.
Arsenal ensured their third spot remained intact as they comfortably beat a weakened Fulham side, who it must be said, did not turn up on the day. With one eye on the Europa League final, Roy Hodgson saw fit to leave Danny Murphy and Zoltan Gera on the bench. Arsenal ran out easy victors in the end, after goals from Andrey Arshavin, Robin Van Persie, Carlos Vela and Chris Baird scored and own goal to top proceedings off.
Tottenham Hotspur will have had a day to forget. Initially they were looking like they could potentially finish third, but after leading against Burnley 2-0 they spawned their advantage. A combination of complacency and a brilliant second half performance from Burnley say Brian Laws’ team run out eventual 4-2 winners.
Manchester City sealed fifth spot with a routine 1-1 draw away to West Ham. Returning winger Luis Boa Morte opened the scoring with an impressive goal, however the lead lasted only a matter of minutes, Shaun Wright-Phillips equalising for the blues soon after.
Aston Villa once again finished in sixth position after a terrifically boring match at Villa Park. Very little seemed to happen until the last few moments, when Blackburn striker Hoilett finally broke the deadlock to give Blackburn the three points on the day.
Liverpool played out a stale 0-0 draw away to Hull, a performance that typically summed up their season. Aquilaini came close mid way through the match, but could only hit the post. An uninspiring end to an uninspiring season for all those associated with Liverpool football club.
Eighth spot fell to Everton, who, just like Blackburn left it till the dying moments to find a breakthrough against Portsmouth. Bilyaletdinov scored in the 94th minute to ensure he was the last player to net a goal this season, and his goal gave Everton a tidy three points, meaning David Moyes’ men finished the season only two points behind Liverpool.
Birmingham suffered defeat at the hands of Bolton, meaning they finished 9th and 14th respectively. Kevin Davies opened proceedings with a strong header past Joe Hart, however James McFadden equalised for Birmingham in the second half. However Ivan Klasnic scored to ensure Bolton took the spoils at the end of the day.
Wolves and Sunderland faced off too in what turned out to be a bitterly disappointing day for Steve Bruces’ side. Kevin Doyle put Wolves ahead, but Kenwyne Jones equalised just minutes later. Guedioura scored the winner for Wolves just before Michael turner saw red for Sunderland. To make matters worse, ten minutes later Jack Colback also saw red.
At the end of the day however, the winning colour was not red, but blue, as Chelsea finally regained the Premier League title.