Tottenham Pip Arsenal Into Uefa Champions League Spot

Tottenham Pip Arsenal Into Uefa Champions League Spot

Tottenham Hotspur pipped Arsenal into next season’s Champions League after a 5-0 win at already-relegated Norwich secured fourth place ahead of Arsenal.

Tottenham started the final day fourth in the table knowing they only needed a draw to qualify for European football’s elite club competition.

But Antonio Conte’s side eased to a comfortable win at Carrow Road as Heung-Min Son scored twice in the second half to share the Golden Boot with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah as they both finished on 23 goals.

Dejan Kulusevski also scored twice either side of Harry Kane’s header to ensure Tottenham will return to the Champions League for the first time since the 2019/20 campaign.

The win over the Premier League’s bottom side means Tottenham finished two points above north London rivals Arsenal.

Tottenham achieve their fourth-best English Premier League points tally – Statistics

  • Tottenham ended the Premier League season with 71 points, only in three previous Premier League campaigns have they had more points – 86 in 2016-17, 77 in 2017-18 and 72 in 2012-13.
  • Norwich won 12 points from their 19 home league games this season, their lowest points tally on home soil in a single Football League season (when converting to 3 points for a win).
  • Norwich City lost 26 games in the Premier League in 2021-22, only in 2019-20 (27) have they ever lost more games in a campaign in their league history.
  • All five of Dejan Kulusevski’s Premier League goals have come away from home, while the Swede has been directly involved in 13 goals in his 18 games for Tottenham in the competition (5 goals, 8 assists).