Final Day: LIVE
“It’s the final day of the Premier League season and we have one great show for you today with a title fight, a battle for the final European spot and a five-team relegation scrap all in one day!
“At the top, we have Liverpool leading the way on 78 points with a +47 goal difference, Manchester City in 2nd place with 78 points and a +29 goal difference and Chelsea in 3rd place with 76 points all in with a shout for the 2025-26 title.
“Fighting for the final spot in Europe are Everton in 4th place with 73 points, looking for their first top four finish since 2005 and West Ham in 5th place with 72 points, looking for their first top four finish in the English top-flight since 1986.
“Meanwhile, at the bottom we have a five-way relegation battle with Leeds United, Bournemouth, Burnley all on 29 points, Brighton and Hove Albion on 28 points in 18th place and finally Neil Godwin’s Swindon Town with 27 points, kept in the race with Oli McBurnie’s last-gasp winner last week against Brighton.
“We’ll head over to Ashburton Grove where Arsenal will face Swindon Town and both teams have revealed their line-ups:”
Kepa (GK), White, Gabriel, Solet, Tierney, Angeliño, Verratti, Smith Rowe, Peglow, Núñez, Belotti.
Swindon Town XI:
Wollacott (GK), Kenny, Vogliacco, Fernández, Cunha, Buckley, Travis, Tella, Richards, Henrique, Bouziane.
“We’ll be live from Ashburton Grove today with the Arsenal versus Swindon Town match, but as always keeping you updated with all of the relevant scores for today.
“The players are already lined up out on the field and we are just waiting for the referee’s whistle to commence another potentially historic day for Swindon Town. And we’re off!”
“We’ve got a throw-in deep in Arsenal’s half but Smith Rowe has intercepted and played it off to Marco Verratti. He’s stuck deep in his own corner here and there’s not much on for him here as Buckley bears down on him. That’s an interesting ball back to Kepa there… Bouziane’s closing the keeper down! Kepa has deflected his clearance off the Belgian here and it’s fallen to Nathan Tella right on the edge of the area.
“He’s given it inside to Taylor Richards who has had his shot blocked by Verratti, making up for his earlier mistake and it’s Darwin Núñez for the counter for Arsenal here. Played up to Belotti, now central to Peglow. Back to Belotti running down the left of the area, back to Angeliño who has spotted Smith Rowe’s run into the area! Off the outside of the post! An early scare for both teams there!”
We also have some early action from Dean Court here as Bournemouth have gone one up against Leicester City after nine minutes, it’s Baena with the goal and they push themselves further to safety with that!
“Wollacott with the goal kick short to Vogliacco. Out wide to the right with Jonjoe Kenny who moves forward, inside to Richards who completes a lovely triangle to get it to Nathan Tella who has had to turn back and give it to Kenny again. He tries one over the top towards Tella but it’s knocked back to Kepa for Arsenal.
“He’s launched it towards Belotti but it’s landed at Vogliacco’s head to Lewis Travis and now Richards in the final third. Bouziane with his back to goal has found Felipe Henrique whose come in from the left… through to Taylor Richards who is one-on-one inside the area! He’s gone for the near post and saved! A huge chance for Swindon there!
Another goal update, this time it’s over at Turf Moor as Wolves’ Ait El Hadj has put Wolves ahead after 18 minutes! A potential blow for the Clarets as they are going down on goal difference as it stands with Brighton overtaking them!
After that, we’re all square over at Dean Court again as Christian Eriksen has equalised against Bournemouth to make it 1-1 there!
As we approach half-time we have two more goal updates as Wolves have doubled their lead over Burnley with a goal from Vieira and Liverpool have solidified their spot at the top with an opener from Rubén against West Ham, who will have to work even harder to reach that all-important 4th place spot which Everton currently hold by two points now!
It’s all go over at Dean Court this first-half as Bournemouth have reinstated their lead over Leicester City to once again push them further to safety! Dia the scorer!
“It’s half-time here at Ashburton Grove as Arsenal and Swindon Town are goalless, making no change to Swindon’s survival chances and as it stands, with Brighton overtaking Burnley on goal difference as they are two goals down to Wolves!”
“We’re back at Ashburton Grove with Bouziane standing over the ball at the centre circle, going back to Vogliacco. Spread across the defence over to Cunha. Tackled by Tierney but Richards picks it up and out right to Kenny. An attempted cross blocked and now with Buckley, who has tried passing to his midfield partner Travis but cut out with a Verratti header to Núñez!
“On the break now, Peglow has it on the left, Vogliacco cuts out the pass to Belotti but straight back to Peglow on the left. High ball into Belotti on the edge of the area, nods it back down to Peglow inside the area… cuts it across for Núñez! What a block Tomas Cunha! That was certainly going in without his intervention!”
Some early action in the second half with Brighton who have a penalty at the AMEX Stadium against Spurs! It’s Mosquera who has stepped up to take it… IT’S A GOAL! Mosquera has put Brighton ahead and firmly away from the relegation zone now!
“Wollacott with the goal kick to Fernández this time on his left side. Back across goal to Vogliacco who has blasted it first-time upfield, straight to Angeliño’s feet who has tried a pass inside but only finds Swindon’s John Buckley who has Richards ahead of him and he’s found him down the right flank. He’s stopped and is now letting Tella do the work on the right. Kenny, Buckley… over to Richards again.
“High ball out left to find Tomás Cunha’s oncoming run down there with Tierney trying to cover it. Back inside to Lewis Travis who has Felipe Henrique with his back to goal on the edge of Arsenal’s box. Inside, Richards now… turns and finds BOUZIANEEEEE! GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!
“YACINE BOUZIANE HAS SCORED FOR SWINDON TOWN!!! THE AWAY END IS GOING CRAZY HERE AND RIGHTLY SO! THAT COULD BE THE MOST IMPORTANT GOAL OF HIS CAREER!”
“Back to the centre circle on the hour mark with Peglow after that incredibly important goal for Swindon Town and their fans are buzzing right now! They are not out of the relegation zone and are relying on other results, but they have pushed ahead of Burnley who are now 19th!
“Back to the game here is Patino, Solet and back to Kepa now. Ben White, Patino and Jorginho complete a triangle in the centre. Smith Rowe chests it down in the middle and has found a beautiful ball to Tierney who has made a great run past Cunha on the right! Inside to Peglow now… back to Tierney who has to shoot! He has! DEFLECTED OFF SMITH ROWE AND IT’S A GOAL!
“ARSENAL HAVE COME STRAIGHT BACK JUST ONE MINUTE AFTER BOUZIANE OPENED THE SCORING! From jubilation to heartbreak in that Swindon away end within one minute as they are back firmly in trouble! That was very poor tracking from Tomás Cunha there to let Tierney in but it was some great football from Arsenal!”
“Arsenal have a throw-in on the left. Angeliño to Smith Rowe and back before Angeliño puts in a cross. Well up by Henrique to head it away above Tierney. Tierney has it back though and it’s now Ben White. Some nice football but given away to Tella by the goalscorer Smith Rowe.
“Tella goes running down the middle for Swindon and oh! That’s a beautiful chip over the defence and Yacine Bouziane is in again! He’s one-on-one with Kepa! SAVED! A great stop by the Spaniard from what was another great opportunity to retake the lead for Neil Godwin’s side!”
“It’s all gone quiet in the other games and Swindon desperately need another to stand any chance of staying in the Premier League today.
“Here’s Tella down the right now, trying to create something but he has to get past Angeliño, which he has done at the byline to get a cross in… which he has done… well blocked but it’s now with Buckley on the wing. Played back to Travis who’s in shooting range here, tries it first-time! Held by Kepa.
“Booted upfield as there was nothing on short. Alessandro Vogliacco has been great in the air today, winning another for his team there. Now out to Jonjoe Kenny. That right side has been Swindon’s aim all game with Kenny and Tella operating there. It’s now with Tella who has cut inside at halfway… and that’s a wonderful through ball and Bouziane is in again! Bouzianeeeeeee… GOAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!
“BOUZIANE WASN’T MISSING ANOTHER ONE AND IT’S SWINDON TOWN BACK IN THE LEAD WITH JUST OVER TEN MINUTES TO GO!!! WHAT A BALL NATHAN TELLA! PASSED RIGHT INTO THE LEFT CORNER AND IT’S ARSENAL ONE, SWINDON TOWN TWO!”
An update from Merseyside as Everton solidify their Champions League spot for next season via a Southampton own goal!
“Peglow to swing a free kick in here for Arsenal. Fernández leaps up to head it away and finds Buckley who only has Richards with him and only McBurnie to aim for with the punt. He’s chosen the punt… and Kepa has misjudged it, here’s McBurnie with the ball! Kepa is backpeddling to his line whilst trying to close down McBurnieeeeee… Great save by Kepa and it’s a corner! He did incredibly well to make up for his misjudgement there!”
Now is there a twist in the title race ahead for Liverpool and Manchester City?! Pablo Fornals has bagged a late and possibly crucial equaliser in the 85th minute for West Ham United! City just need a goal to make them and Swindon Town fans extremely happy!
THERE IT IS!!! MANCHESTER CITY HAVE BAGGED A GOAL IN THE 88TH MINUTE AND THE AWAY END AT ASHBURTON GROVE IS ROARING AS IT MEANS THAT THEY MOVE OUT OF THE RELEGATION ZONE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE NOVEMBER 2025! IT ALSO MEANS MANCHESTER CITY LEAD THE WAY IN THE TITLE RACE FOLLOWING FORNALS’ EQUALISER!
“Swindon are so, so close to survival right now, they’re just waiting for this full-time whistle as Wollacott tries finding Nieto on the left. You can’t hear Swindon fans at all as they are too busy biting their nails!
“Lost to Ben White and it’s now Jorginho and Smith Rowe with some quick passing action in the middle. Tierney tries swinging a cross in from range but is blocked by Cunha. Ben White, Tierney, now Jorginho who is running the right flank now… Travis has gone in and oh no, no, no! He’s already been booked and that is a silly challenge to put in!
“Not only is it in a dangerous area for his side but the referee is heading over to him, he’s reaching to his pocket and it’s a red! After playing so well, Travis has let his team down badly and you can see Neil Godwin is furious on the touchline! He is shouting at Lewis Travis from the other side of the field and you can’t blame him! That is one of the most mindless challenges I have seen in a scenario like this!”
“Buckley blasts the ball into the far corner for McBurnie who won’t even attempt to get to it as they wait for Kepa to get the ball. You can hear the whistles from the Swindon support… and their wish is granted!!! Swindon Town have done the impossible again under Neil Godwin and they have stayed up, it’s all over at the City of Manchester Stadium!!!
“Neil Godwin and Yacine Bouziane embrace on the touchline, with the Belgian striker bringing his manager down in the process! The rest of the Swindon players and staff have piled on the pair as they know that they have another season of Premier League football coming their way next season!
“The two teams who started in the relegation zone have ended the day outside of it as Brighton, Swindon and Bournemouth all stay up meanwhile Burnley’s 2-0 loss to Wolves sealed their fate and the Leeds United fans in Manchester today are heartbroken as a late Moussa Dembélé wins the title for City, whilst simultaneously sending Leeds United back to the Championship for the first time since 2020.
“But just look at the Swindon fans and players. They can’t believe it! Neil Godwin seems to pull a miracle out of the bag every single season, with three promotions that were against all odds and now a successful relegation struggle with by far the lowest wage bill in the biggest league in the world.
“And there is a photo for you, Godwin, goalkeeper Joe Wollacott and centre-back Josh Pask all together, all three from League Two and League One to remaining in the Premier League. It may be the last that we see of Pask in a Swindon shirt after his lack of appearances this season, but Wollacott seems to be one of the best English-born goalkeepers in the world right now with some of his performances across the years.
“An incredible day for Swindon Town who will no doubt be partying through the night after today. To confirm: Swindon Town will be playing Premier League football once more next season.”
Good to have you here!
I hope you enjoy the final day drama