Team of the Week
|Jamie Carragher||Wayne Bridge|
|Yossi Benayoun||Momo Sissoko|
|Duncan Ferguson||Thierry Henry|
There was a noticeable lack of tension - perhaps even a lack of interest - on the final day of Premiership matches this weekend, the previous 37 rounds having sorted out all but three issues before kick-off on Sunday.
West Bromwich Albion were one of the three sides who entered the final week already certain they would be playing Championship football next season.
Their goalkeeper, Tomasz Kuszczak, impressed as the Baggies came within seconds of securing just their second away win of the season after a spirited show against Everton at Goodison Park.
The Polish keeper made excellent first-half saves from Kevin Kilbane and twice from James McFadden, and even saved Duncan Ferguson's last-minute penalty, only to see the big Scot fire home the rebound.
Fulham went in to their match against Middlesbrough with nothing to play for, though Wayne Bridge took the chance to further prove his form and fitness ahead of the World Cup with a dynamic display for the Cottagers in a 1-0 victory.
Newcastle completed their remarkable turnaround by securing seventh place and an Intertoto Cup spot with a 1-0 home victory against champions Chelsea.
Defender Titus Bramble got the Magpies winner, volleying home in the 73rd minute, and also turned in an unusually-solid defensive performance as the Toon held on, despite the sending-off of full-back Stephen Carr.
And Jamie Carragher completes the Team of the Week defence after helping Liverpool to an away win against Portmsouth at Fratton Park.
Carragher's team-mate Momo Sissoko also finished the season with a strong performance; the Mali international was at the centre of everything good in the heart of the Liverpool midfield.
Liverpool face West Ham United in the FA Cup final next week, and if Yossi Benayoun is in the sort of form he displayed against Tottenham on Sunday, they will certainly have their hands full.
Benayoun fired a late winner in to the top-corner as the Hammers took advantage of a Spurs side badly affected by food-poisoning.
Meanwhile, former Liverpool player David Thompson wins a place after scoring a goal as impressive as any seen during Highbury's illustrious history, a stunning 35-yard free-kick.
And Kieran Richardson capped a superb performance in Manchester United's comfortable 4-0 win over Charlton with an excellent second-half goal.
The young midfielder slammed a low shot in to the bottom corner from 25 yards as United sealed second-place and automatic qualification to next season's Champions League.
Up front, we've selected Robbie Fowler after he celebrated his new one-year contract with the goal that set Liverpool on their way to a club-record 11th-straight victory, a trademark low drive from the edge of the area.
Duncan Ferguson brought down the curtain on his Everton career with a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with West Brom.
Big Dunc, made captain for the day, saw his 89th-minute penalty saved before he rammed home the rebound to seal Everton's comeback from 2-0.
Thierry Henry completes the Team of the Week after another masterful performance as the Gunners secured Champions League qualification.
Henry provided a fitting finale for Highbury with a match-winning hat-trick, sealed with a second-half penalty that began the celebrations inside the famous north London stadium.
And the boss of the week must go to Glenn Roeder, who unseated the champions to prove that while he may not have the qualifications, he certainly has achieved results as a manager of Newcastle.