Premier League top four race LIVE! Chelsea FC, Liverpool, qualify for Champions League as Leicester lose

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Premier League top four race – LIVE!

The battle to qualify for the Champions League concluded this afternoon after a season like no other.

Remarkable run-ins from both Chelsea and Liverpool saw them take control of third and fourth place, while Leicester City endured a nightmare sense of deja vu.

Leicester twice squandered the lead to lose 4-2 at home to Tottenham on Sunday as their Champions League dream was shattered. Jamie Vardy converted two penalties to give the Foxes 1-0 and 2-1 leads and, with Chelsea losing at Aston Villa, that would have been enough for Leicester to claim fourth spot.

But a 76th-minute own goal by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel gifted Spurs an equaliser and Gareth Bale, possibly in his last game for Spurs on loan, rubbed salt into the wounds with two well-taken late goals.

Just like last term when a Champions League qualifying spot looked to be theirs for the taking, this season’s FA Cup winners finished in fifth place and will have to content themselves with a Europa League campaign.

Follow all the action in the race for Champions League football LIVE!

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