Tottenham beat Norwich to guarantee champions League spot ahead of Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur finished fourth in first place this season to secure Champions League football after beating Norwich 5-0 away on the final day of the Premier League.

Spurs entered the game with a lead in north London by a point and needed a win on Carrow Road to finish fourth behind Chelsea to secure their place among the best teams in Europe.

They got off to a great start against the doomed Canary Islands with Dejan Kulusevsky giving them the lead in the opening quarter-hour.

The Swede found some space inside the penalty area after reaching the end of Rodrigo Bentancur’s ball to bury the ball in the lower left corner.

Spurs then made it 2-0 just after the half-hour mark when Bentancourt once again put in a superb high pass and Harry Kane made it past with a header into the empty net.

Although Norwich had a lively fight in the second half, they were unable to find a way to bypass Spurs’ solid defence.

Kulusevsky completed his double midway through the second half before Heung-min Son’s two goals sealed the victory.

In another confrontation, Arsenal beat Everton 5-1 at the Emirates soil but that was not enough to see them qualify for the Champions League.

Arsenal needed to beat the Toffees alongside a loss, or draw with Tottenham to secure a place in Europe’s premier club competition, but that didn’t happen.

Mikel Arteta’s side started the match on a high but had to wait until the 27th minute for the opening match, which came from Gabriel Martinelli’s penalty after a handball inside the penalty area.

In-form Eddie Nketia scored 2-0 a few minutes later as he outmaneuvered the six-yard defense to meet a corner kick and scored with a superb header to the left side of the goal.

The visitors regained the difference just before the first half through Donny van de Beek, but Cedric Soares consolidated Arsenal’s lead a few minutes into the second half.

Gabriel made it 4-1 before the hour mark, before the late Martin Odegaard sealed the win.

However, Arsenal will have to contend with a place in the Europa League because the win only secured them a fifth place.

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