Arsenal, AC Milan to Champions League 2013/14

Arsenal qualified the Champions League for the 16th straight season, edging Tottenham for fourth place in the Premier League on Sunday, while Alex Ferguson as manager of Manchester United were knocked out by the 5-5 draw against West Bromwich Albion.

Laurent Koscielny volley 52 minutes sealed a 1-0 victory for Arsenal at Newcastle, Spurs 1-0 victory rendering means' over Sunderland on late shot from Gareth Bale.



'' We celebrated a little like we had won the championship, which is rather odd considering the ambitions at the start of this season,'' said Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, whose team won eight and drew two of his last 10 games to finish fourth in the EPL.

Chelsea in third place, another claim a Champions League place - Manchester United and Manchester City are owned by others - by beating Everton 2-1 winners thanks to Fernando Torres in Rafa Benitez's last match in charge of the Europa League champions.

Ferguson offered a wild match at The Hawthorns in his 1,500 th and final game in the United. Give his team a 5-2 lead in the final 10 minutes of what is also the final match Paul Scholes.

'' We were a little frustrated because we wanted to win for (Ferguson) and Scholesy,'' said Javier Hernandez, one of the five goal scorer for United.

After the final game of his reign full trophy almost 27 years, Ferguson went to be subject to United fans who have quit while he waited until 1990 to win the title for the first 38 clubs. The Scot brought Scholes on as a substitute 69 minutes for 718 games, but a hat trick in the second half of Romelu Lukaku denied a farewell victory for Ferguson.

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher and Stoke striker Michael Owen also played their final game before retiring.

'' I have been here a long time and had to end sometime,'' said Carragher, who ended the game with 737 career 1-0 win over last-place Queens Park Rangers.

At Stamford Bridge, scorn interim government marked Benitez was not present when he took his place in the Chelsea dugout.

'' It's a great experience and I will be sad to leave. This is unfortunate, because you can see the players improve - but I will not be here next season'' he said.

Second place Manchester City lost 3-2 at home to Norwich, while superb first half strike Philippe Coutinho Liverpool win at home.

Kevin Nolan scored a hat trick in West Ham's 4-2 victory over Reading, and Owen rounded off his career by playing the last 16 minutes for Stoke in a 1-1 draw at Southampton.

Also, Fulham won 3-0 at Swansea, and Wigan, were relegated despite winning the FA Cup, a 2-2 draw at home to Aston Villa.

MILAN (AP) - AC Milan secured third place and a spot in the Champions League, gather for a 2-1 win at Siena in Serie A this season's final round.

Fiorentina, Giuseppe Rossi back to America after an absence of 19 months, directed Pescara 5-1 but remained fourth and will play in the Europa League next season. Rossi has been recuperating at home in New Jersey after three surgeries since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee against Real Madrid in October 2011. Rossi to Villarreal in Spain starter before the injury.

Mario Balotelli scored on a penalty kick for Milan six minutes from the end of normal time, and Philippe Mexes scored the winner three minutes later with both teams reduced to 10 men.

Walter Mazzarri quit as coach of Napoli after finishing second place in Serie A.

'' At this point I think it's just really nice for a change of scenery or have some time off,'' said Mazzarri. '' If an offer comes then I will evaluate them. If I had a proper adrenaline and motivation then I'll do it, otherwise I would have stayed at home.''

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Recently crowned Spanish champions Barcelona celebrate winning the league title in front of his home fans by reducing to a 2-1 victory over Valladolid in the rain.

With Lionel Messi after aggravating a hamstring injury, Xavi took over and played a part in both goals Barcelona.

Xavi stole a pass from Jesus Rueda defender and laid the ball off for Pedro to be put under the goalkeeper Jaime Jimenez while sliding to the turf in the 21st minute opener. Valladolid Marc Valiente then bobbled Xavi corner kick past his own goal line to double the lead three minutes before halftime.

Victor Perez Valladolid scored a consolation goal a minute from the end.

'' Francisco Piti'' Medina scored twice in a 3-2 win at Rayo Vallecano Levante to stay in the hunt for a Europa League dock. Deportivo La Coruna beat Espanyol 2-0 to the visitors escape from the relegation zone, with Real Zaragoza took place after producing two late goals to fall 2-1 to Athletic Bilbao.