The 2017-18 Premier League season concluded with the final ten games. We got closure of records, relegation, and more in a hectic day across the United Kingdom.
Another Premier League season is officially in the books as all 20 teams have played their 38 games. The 31 goals on this Mothers Day gave us a total of 1,018 for the entire season. Some of those goals bid farewell to managers while others set records and gave us an epic day of football to end this crazy season.
The match with the most stakes was at the Liberty Stadium as already relegated Stoke City were at Swansea City. A loss or draw by Swansea would send them back down to the Championship.
Swansea 1-2 Stoke
Andy King got things started with a 14th-minute strike to give the Swans hope. That hope quickly faded when Badou Ndiaye equalized. Just ten minutes later, Peter Crouch scored the goal to seal Swansea’s fate. The Swans have been relegated and will play in the Championship for the first time since 2010-11.
Stoke’s win helped them to not finish last as 33 points were good enough for 19th. Swansea also finished with 33 points and their finish in 18th means they will play Stoke twice more next season in the EFL Championship.
Swansea and Stoke gave us some great moments and memories in their clubs consistent runs in the Premier League. Both had top-ten finishes and gave us a team from Wales in the EPL and the great saying about Stoke. Many cold, Tuesday nights for Stoke next season.