Tottenham 2-1 Man City
The final day of the Premiership saw Spurs lock horns with Manchester City. It was also Robbie Keane's 200th game for Tottenham and he fittingly scored a goal that allowed Spurs to clinch the fifth spot and with it UEFA Cup qualification.
Keane needed just 10 minutes to turn on the heat as he volleyed Jermaine Jenas' neat pass past Isaksson in the City goal. Manchester City felt Keane was offside, but the goal held and Tottenham were on their way. Their joy was doubled when Dimitar Berbatov scored his 23rd goal of the season after collecting Lennon's fine dummy pass.
Mpenza pulled one back for City on 40 minutes when he headed home Hamann's cross from six yards out. Mpenza could have made it 2-2, but Robinson came to Spurs' rescue and the score line remained unchanged into the second half. Steed Malbranque came on for Spurs in the second half, but they were unable to break the resolute City defence and had to be satisfied with a 2-1 win.
Tottenham boss Martin Jol said his side deserved all the plaudits, "We are fifth again and we are celebrating. This club wants to be top six, in Europe every season, and we've done that. Now our aim is to get a trophy because that is what we deserve," he added.
City manager Stuart Pearce, whose job is on the sword said his side did not deserve to lose. "We created chances but, much like the whole season, we've just not had the goals in us. We need to go out and make sure we address that during the summer," he said.
Spurs finished fifth with 60 points, while Manchester City had to be content with a 14th place finish at 42 points.
Tags: Premiership, Manchester City, Spurs, UEFA Cup