Premier League: Manchester Clubs Battle for Fourth Place


With the 2015/2016 Premier League season ending today,, the biggest battle left to contest is for fourth place. Manchester United and Manchester City will fight it out on separate grounds against Bournemouth and Swansea City, with a win or draw sending Manchester City through, while Manchester United is ready to pounce should the Citizens botch things up.

They may not be playing each other, but the two Manchester clubs are still – in a way – head to head. The battle for fourth is one of the only remaining contests across the Premier League table still in dispute heading into the final day of the season. Manchester City has a two-point advantage, but should they slip up against Swansea City, Manchester United could snatch the final Champions League spot away from the club Pep Guardiola will be guiding next season.

Aside from those two matches, there is still a pair of Europa League spots to sort out, plus final positioning matters to many clubs for both payouts and pride, most notably the two North London clubs Tottenham and Arsenal, fighting for second.