Takeaways, standings: How the (almost) final Premier League table looks


The 2015-16 Premier League season has been a beauty.

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On Championship Sunday the final slate of games took place with plenty of the loose ends all but tied up.

However with the news that Manchester United’s game against Bournemouth had to be postponed due to security concerns at Old Trafford, the final Premier League standings won’t be available until that game is replayed in the coming days.

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That said, we can still look at the table and see who finished where after an enthralling final day.

Here’s a brief explanation on what was decided on Sunday:

  • Arsenal jumped ahead of Tottenham to finish second, extending their record of finishing above Spurs to 21 years. St. Totteringham’s Day continues.
  • Manchester City drew 1-1 at Swansea, meaning fourth place is all but secured. Manchester United would have to win 19-0 against Bournemouth. Not happening.
  • Southampton jumped to fifth and sealed Europa League qualification and can now finish no lower than sixth

Here’s what hinges on the Man United vs. Bournemouth game:

  • If Man United win or draw, they will leapfrog Southampton and finish in fifth, if they lose they will finish sixth
  • West Ham lost, meaning they’ve finished in seventh and need Manchester United to win the FA Cup to get a Europa League spot
  • Bournemouth can climb to 15th place with a draw against Manchester United, a win would see them climb to 14th and potentially 13th but they’d have to win by 10 goals

Below is the final Premier League standings without the one Manchester United vs. Bournemouth game. Look at Leicester City, 10 points clear at the top.

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