Ferguson's final game ends 5-5 while Sugar gives Spurs false hope

Premier League talking points, from Fergie's farewell to Sugar's careless tweet and John Terry's fashion tips

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SO ANOTHER Premier League season has come to an end, with Arsenal claiming the last remaining Champions League spot and Alex Ferguson bidding farewell to champions Manchester United. With almost everything at the top and bottom of the table already settled there was a carnival atmosphere at many of the grounds, as thoughts began to turn towards the summer and, beyond that, next season. But after the final round of games, here's what the fans will be talking about: Five and out for Ferguson: It was fitting that Alex Ferguson's final match in charge of Manchester United should feature some late drama. However, the 71-year-old would not have been best pleased to see his side throw away a three-goal lead in the final ten minutes to draw 5-5. Having led 3-0 and then 5-2, and with only nine minutes remaining, Ferguson was probably thinking about what to grow on his allotment this summer when West Brom began a spectacular comeback. They scored not once but twice in the 81st minute before equalising in the 86th, and Fergie bowed out with the first and last 5-5 draw of his Manchester United career. Fergie signs off with the officials: Ferguson may or may not have given his players a final blast of the hairdryer after his career came to an end with an extraordinary draw against West Brom, but he was all smiles with the match officials. The irascible Scot has had more than his fair share of run-ins with officialdom down the years, but he was happy to pose for pictures and even sign autographs for the referee and his assistants after the game at the Hawthorns. However, that unexpectedly jolly behaviour was nicely offset by the outgoing Manchester United manager's decision not to talk to the press after the game, which, in theory, should earn him a fine. Alan Sugar tweet sends Spurs fans wild: The agony of Spurs fans, who saw their side miss out on Champions League qualification despite beating Sunderland at White Hart Lane, was compounded by a moment of false hope, delivered by none other than former Tottenham chairman Alan Sugar. Spurs needed to beat Sunderland and hope that Arsenal failed to beat Newcastle. With the Spurs game at 0-0 and Arsenal beating Newcastle, things looked bleak, until Sugar sent a tweet to his 3 million followers announcing that Newcastle had equalised against the Gunners. The news generated a huge roar among Spurs fans, whose hopes were dashed when it turned out that The Apprentice host had got it wrong. Di Canio slams Sunderland players: With his side already safe and all eyes on Spurs at White Hart Lane, Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio knew he would have to do something spectacular to claim the limelight on Sunday. He managed it with a post-game interview in which he branded some members of his squad as "ridiculous and pathetic" and said that their behaviour was unacceptable. He added that he could no longer work with players Phil Bardsley and Matthew Kilgallon, who were pictured in a casino last week. The last post for Jamie Carragher: Jamie Carragher made his 737th and final Liverpool appearance against QPR on Sunday as his career came to an end with the Reds' 1-0 win over relegated QPR. The veteran defender was given a guard of honour as he came onto the pitch and was afforded a standing ovation by the Anfield faithful when he was substituted after 85 minutes. The 35-year-old who has managed just five goals in 17 years was denied a fairytale finish when a spectacular shot from distance came back off the post. Terry unveils his summer wardrobe: Either John Terry really loves wearing the Chelsea shirt or he has a very limited wardrobe. Despite missing the final game of the season against Everton on Sunday with an ankle injury, Terry appeared on the pitch after the final whistle dressed in full Chelsea kit, just as he did after the Europa League final on Wednesday and the Champions League final a year ago. His habit of wearing Chelsea kit (minus shinpads) even when he is injured has made Terry the butt of many jokes, but it has become something of a calling card. Will he be spotted on a tropical beach in Chelsea blue this summer?

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