In what may have been his last home game for Tottenham, Harry Kane scored a goal but lost the game.
The England captain, who has once again been linked to a transfer away from Tottenham in the off-season, curled home following an indirect free kick in the eighth minute, but Brentford went on to win 3-1 in the Premier League as Bryan Mbeumo scored twice and assisted on a third goal in the second half.
Since Tottenham entered the game in seventh position, the only slot that qualified them for the third-tier Europa Conference League, they may now find it difficult to qualify for any European competitions for the next season.
Prior to the clubs' last games of the season next weekend, Brentford, who is still in ninth position, is just one point below Tottenham.
With a 25-meter strike after Dejan Kulusevski pushed the ball backward with the sole of his foot at a free kick, Kane scored his 28th league goal this season—possibly his finest of the season. Erling Haaland, the league's leading scorer, was eight goals ahead of Kane as a result.
When the new season begins, Kane will be 30 years old. Given that he has just one year remaining on his contract, he and Tottenham may opt to split ways this summer in order to give the team a chance to recoup some of its investment in its star player and to offer him a greater chance to win championships.
“Speculation is speculation,” said temporary Tottenham manager Ryan Mason, whose most recent brief tenure in command is set to expire following the team's May 28 trip to Leeds.
There will be discussions since we play Leeds in a crucial game. There are important choices to be made, but we can't plan too far in advance. After the last game of the season, such discussions will undoubtedly take place.
When Kane was also named the club's player of the season by supporters, the rest of the team joined him in returning to the field at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the end-of-season lap of gratitude.
By that point, the bulk of the home crowd had fled as Tottenham had suffered its fifth defeat in its previous seven games.
Mbeumo scored twice, in the 50th and 62nd minutes, cutting in from the left. He then led a counterattack, setting up Yoane Wissa for the game-winning goal for Brentford in the 88th minute.
Ivan Toney, who was given an eight-month ban on Wednesday for breaking betting laws, was not present for Brentford.
In its last game, Brentford hosts Manchester City.
Crystal Palace 2-2 with Fulham.
Saturday's English Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Fulham ended in a 2-2 tie thanks to a late goal from Joel Ward.
The match at Craven Cottage was played out at a slow pace between mid-table clubs without a prospect of European involvement the following season.
Odsonne Edouard gave Palace the lead, but Aleksandar Mitrovic's penalty shot in first-half stoppage time made sure the score remained equal.
The Serbian striker, who was playing for Fulham for the first time after his eight-match suspension, seemed to have started a comeback victory when he scored his 14th goal of the year.
However, the hosts were prevented from claiming their last home win of the season after Palace captain Ward equalized from his own rebound and scored for the first time since February 2019.
Everton ties Wolves 1-1.
In its battle for English Premier League survival on Saturday, Everton gained a crucial point thanks to Yerry Mina's thrilling equalizer against Wolverhampton.
After Hwang Hee-chan's goal for Wolves in the first half, the defender scored close range in the ninth minute of second-half stoppage time to salvage a 1-1 draw and give the Toffees hope.
Sean Dyche's team might yet find itself in the relegation zone before next week's season-ending game, jeopardizing Everton's 69-year tenure in the top division.
Prior to Leicester's trip to Newcastle on Monday, Leeds travels to West Ham on Sunday. A win for either team would move them over Everton.
As it stands, Everton is two points above the bottom three heading into next Sunday's match against Bournemouth.
Long stretches of Everton's play were difficult, as Dominic Calvert-Lewin was injured once again. Calvert-Lewin hobbled off in first-half injury time after leaving last week's loss to Manchester City due to a groin issue.
Goodison Park, which last saw relegation from the top division in 1951, will become uneasy as a result.