Ben Crump guides you through Saturday’s action in the Premier League which saw a superb relegation battle which ended with Burnley being sent down to the Championship.
A Villa 1-0 West Ham
‘Villa like Barcelona’, claimed Chris Kamara on Sky Sports News and the first half performance from Tim Sherwood’s men was a subtle version of the La Liga giants, rounded off by superb move which saw Tom Cleverly tap home.
Sam Allardyce made two changes at half time and the Hammers did improve but Tim Sherwood’s men held on for all-important win that all-but seals their Premier League survival.
Hull 0-1 Burnley
Results on the day completely went against Hull City as the day went on and it was Burnley, who looked the most likely to score at the KC Stadium and they did in the second half as Danny Ings struck. However, despite the Manchester United and Liverpool target scoring, Sean Dyche’s side were still relegated due to other results.
Leicester 2-0 Saints
Ronald Koeman’s side have certainly been a distant side from the one that pushed for a top four place earlier this season and they went behind to a Riyad Mahrez brace at the King Power Stadium. The visitors improved in the second half but the result stayed the same to give the home side a worthy three points.
Newcastle 1-1 WBA
Outrage! Most fans felt like walking out of St. James Park after Victor Anichebe opened the scoring but Ayoze Perez levelled just before half time. The home side pushed and pushed to improve in the second half, whilst Tony Pulis’s side hit the post but neither side could take the lead.
Stoke 3-0 Spurs
Spurs simply do not want that final Europa League spot, or maybe they do…. A really lacklustre performance from Mauricio Pochettino’s side saw goals from Charlie Adam and Steven N’Zonzi gave Mark Hughes’ side a 2-0 half time lead. Vlad Chiriches was sent off in the second half before Mame Biram Diouf scored a third for the home side.