What happened in football today: May 8, 2021

Chelsea block City’s Premier League win

Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad to lock out City’s Premier League win.

Raheem Sterling broke the deadlock in the 44th minute with an accurate finish. Moments later City could have made it 2-0 after Billy Gilmour gave an awkward challenge to Gabriel Jesus in the box.

Sergio Aguero tried a Panenka but Edouard Mendy was not fooled and the ball nestled directly in the arms of the goalkeeper. After the match, Aguero apologized on Twitter.

Hakim Ziyech equalized for Chelsea in the 63rd minute. Cesar Azpilicueta kicked Ziyech who hit a soft slapped half volley to the bottom right corner. Chelsea sealed the win in injury time after Timo Werner clipped the ball for Marcus Alonso to loop over Ederson.

Elsewhere, Leeds beat Tottenham 3-1, putting Spurs’ first four prospects in jeopardy.

Crystal Palace, meanwhile, overcame Sheffield United 2-0 with Eberechi Eze providing a goal and an assist.

Bayern Munich win their ninth consecutive Bundesliga title

Bayern Munich won a record ninth consecutive Bundesliga title after claiming a 6-0 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Bayern entered the game with the title already secured after Borussia Dortmund beat RB Leipzig 3-2 in the previous kick-off.

Their emphatic win meant they finished the campaign 10 points clear of second-placed Leipzig with two games to play.

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus criticize UEFA

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have issued a joint statement criticizing UEFA’s “unacceptable pressure and threats” following the failure of the Super League project.

On Friday, UEFA referred the three clubs, which have yet to withdraw from the proposals, to its Disciplinary Committee.

The extent of any UEFA sanction has yet to be decided, but the maximum penalty would be a two-year ban from UEFA competitions. Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus say any punishment would be ‘intolerable under the rule of law’.

Neymar signs contract extension with PSG

Neymar has signed a contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain until 2025.

The Brazilian was widely expected to agree new terms with PSG, having called the club ‘home’ last month.

PSG broke the transfer world record when they paid €222m (£200m) to sign Neymar from Barcelona in 2017. Since then, the 29-year-old has been linked with a return to Spain, but this new contract puts those rumors to bed.

Rotherham, Sheffield Wednesday and Wycombe relegated

Rotherham, Sheffield Wednesday and Wycombe Wanderers were relegated from the Championship.

Rotherham needed to beat Cardiff and hope Derby lost on Wednesday to avoid a crash on the final day of the season. They led 1-0 through Lewis Wing’s opener in the eighth minute, but conceded in the 88th minute to put them down.

Wednesday led Derby twice and a win would have kept them going after Rotherham’s 1-1 draw with Cardiff, but a 78th-minute penalty from Derby’s Martyn Waghorn leveled the score at 3-3.

Meanwhile, Wycombe Wanderers needed a miraculous 12-goal swing on the final day, and although a shock 3-0 win at Middlesbrough saw them climb to 22nd, it wasn’t enough to keep them going.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Yes, for the full story of Wednesday’s fall and the issues that extend beyond Saturday’s disappointing result, go deeper with Athleticism below.

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