Domestic treble-winners Manchester United handed Manchester City the ultimate humiliation with a 2-0 win at the Etihad Stadium today on the final day of the Premier League season. Goals from Wayne Rooney either side of half-time condemned City to a fifth home defeat of the season, and Roberto Mancini’s side were booed off.
Manchester City missed out on Champions League qualification with Tottenham winning 2-1 at Sunderland to leapfrog into fourth spot, despite playing the final 48 minutes with only ten men after Steven Caulker’s dismissal. After two consecutive, trophy-less seasons, the press are strongly reporting that Mancini’s tenure at the club will come to an end shortly.
At the other end of the table, Everton came away from Wolves with a 3-1 win that saw them stay-up at the expense of West Ham who lost 3-1 at Anfield, and slipped into the bottom three on goal difference. Immediately after the match, chairman David Sullivan announced that Sam Allerdyce had been sacked as manager after three seasons.
Reading came back to snatch a late 2-2 draw at home to Blackburn, but couldn’t find the winning goal that would have seen them stay up.