Cardiff and Fulham were both relegated from the Barclays Premier League after Sunderland continued their remarkable resurgence with a shock 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Manchester City assumed pole position in the title race with a 3-2 win, but Everton gave the conspiracy theories short shrift after Manuel Pellegrini's side endured a testing time at Goodison Park.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will demand improvement from his team next season as his first campaign back at Stamford Bridge appears set to close without a trophy.
Arsenal coasted to a 1-0 win over West Brom in their final Barclays Premier League home match of the season at the Emirates Stadium.
The blue moon is rising at just the right time.