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Despite little to play for, Premier League final day provides prize money shifts

May 19, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT

Swansea City's Nathan Dyer is challenged by Fulham's Dimitar Berbatov  (R) during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea Reuters

With Arsenal and Tottenham the only teams battling for any meaningful positioning in the Premier League table, the final day still had implications for many teams in the form of placement prize money.

The Barclays Premier League hands out cash prizes for each place in the table, much like the prize money handed out after the final day of a golf tournament.

Fulham, with their convincing 3-0 win on the road at Swansea, jumped from 15th to 12th and grabbed an extra £2.25 million ($3.14 million) in prize money.

On the other side, Newcastle fell 1-0 to Arsenal, which secured Champions League play next season for the Gunners, but also stole about £2.24 million in payout to Newcastle by dropping them from 13th to 16th in the final table.

Other winners include Norwich, who picked up an additional £700,000 ($1.06 million) by beating Manchester City 3-2 and jumping Stoke City to 11th position.

League champions Manchester United banked upwards of £15 million ($22.75 million), while bottomfeeders Queens Park Rangers received just £755,000 ($1.14 million) To see the entire table with each position’s prize money, click here for the Daily Mail story.

  1. jkaflagg - May 19, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Interesting how the table falls off so dramatically after Liverpool in the 7th position….rooting for another great escape by the Latics and didn’t notice how many mediocre teams there were this year; hopefully teams like Swansea City and Stoke won’t take the rest of the year off after getting above 40 points again….

    • arbeck - May 20, 2013 at 11:26 AM

      That’s basically the same every year. There’s sort of been a top 7 for a while. With Liverpool improving and Everton probably losing a lot of players plus Moyes, I expect the league to shift to more of a top 6, with the big drop off to 7th place. You’ll have 7th-15th lumped together.

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