21 May 2013

Arsenal claim Champions League spot

11:39 am on 21 May 2013

Arsenal have claimed the final Champions League spot at the expense of their arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur on the last day of the English Premier League football season with a 1-0 win at Newcastle United.

Arsenal finished fourth with 73 points, one point ahead of fifth-placed Spurs who beat Sunderland 1-0 at White Hart Lane.

Chelsea sealed third place on 75 points with a 2-1 win at home to Everton.

Champions Manchester United let a 5-2 lead slip to draw 5-5 at West Bromwich Albion in Sir Alex Ferguson's last match in charge.

Last year's champions Manchester City finished 11 points behind United in second after a 3-2 loss at home to Norwich City.