West Bromwich Albion 2-3 Arsenal
A string of errors from Marton Fulop helped Arsenal claim the victory and the final automatic Champions League qualification spot.
In Roy Hodgson's final game in charge West Bromwich Albion were on the wrong end of a final day five goal thriller. Arsenal led after just four minutes as Yossi Benayoun pounced on a loose ball, rounded the hesitating Fulop and rolled the ball into the empty net. West Brom responded brilliantly though and Shane Long levelled the scoring on 11 minutes. James Morrison fed the striker in the channel and Long finished powerfully into the bottom corner. Three minutes later the Baggies were ahead. Graham Dorrans raced away from two defenders before driving home from the edge of the area. Andre Santos pulled Arsenal level on the half hour mark as he surged forward before blasting into the bottom corner from eighteen yards. Again though Marton Fulop might have done better. The decisive goal came nine minutes into the second half. Fulop failed to deal with Robin van Persie's corner and the ball fell for Laurent Koscienly who nodded into the unguarded net from three yards. West Brom fought valiantly for an equaliser late on but Arsenal held on to their narrow lead to seal their place in next season's Champions League. The Baggies finish another fine season in tenth position as Hodgson leaves to become England manager.