Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane clinched the 2015-16 Premier League Golden Boot award on Sunday despite not adding to his tally on the last day of the season, finishing his campaign with 25 goals.
Relegated Newcastle United crushed Spurs 5-1, condemning the north London outfit to a third-place finish following Arsenal's 4-0 win over Aston Villa.
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy and Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero finished in joint-second with 24 goals apiece, both players unable to increase their totals in 1-1 draws against Chelsea and Swansea City respectively.
Read on for the 2015-16 Premier League standings, complete with a breakdown of Sunday's results and the top goalscorer headlines.
|2015-16 Premier League Finals Standings|
|14||West Bromwich Albion||38||10||13||15||34||48||-14||43|
|2015-16 Premier League: Week 38 Results|
|2015-16 Premier League Top Scorers|
|Position||Player||Team||Player Goals/Team Goals|
|3||Sergio Aguero||M. City||24|
Kane's Golden Boot Consolation
Ask the player himself, and Kane may well say he would trade in any individual plaudits for Tottenham to have instead won the Premier League title this season, but it was not meant to be.
For manager Mauricio Pochettino's leading man, the campaign ended on a slightly positive note, Kane writing his name into the history books, as illustrated by Match of the Day:
The England hitman failed to score in his first six league games of the season and endured a similar drought toward the end, bagging just once in his final four outings.
However, winning the Golden Boot is a terrific achievement, as proved by statistician Sports Insights:
The question now is whether the Three Lions hopeful can summon his best form for his country on their trip to France, where he'll certainly be in the mix to lead England's line at UEFA Euro 2016.
That being said, Sunday's 5-1 thrashing at Newcastle will take some getting over first, with Spurs left scratching their heads after ending their season with a four-match winless run.
Vardy and Aguero Settle for 2nd
Speaking of England hopefuls, Vardy missed his chance to leapfrog Kane into first place and clinch the Golden Boot, though he will have few concerns after winning the Premier League title.
Not only does the 29-year-old have a Premier League winner's medal, but he also has an individual crown in the form of a Premier League Player of the Year award. Breathe Sport pointed out his sensational rags-to-riches rise through the ranks:
Aguero tied Vardy in the scoring stakes, but Stuart Brennan of the Manchester Evening News said he wasn't showing Golden Boot-worthy form in City's 1-1 draw at Swansea City:
Considering the Argentina striker only made 28 league starts this season, compared to the much greater involvement of Kane (38) and Vardy (36), one might suppose Aguero would have claimed the award had he been able to stay fit.
Nevertheless, City's superstar is left hoping he can do better in 2016-17, when he can look forward to the possibility of thriving under the system of inbound manager Pep Guardiola.