EPL: Leicester City Crowned Champions As Manchester City, Newcastle, Chelsea Falter

It was another weekend of interesting games in the premier league last weekend as Leicester city celebrated their title triumph while Manchester city put their top four aspirations at risk and Sunderland get a vital win in their bid to survive relegation leaving Newcastle at risk of going down.Here is our premier league weekend round up.

Leicester city were crowned champions last weekend
Leicester city were crowned champions last weekend

On Saturday, Norwich City’s chances of avoiding relegation seem increasingly dismal after a home defeat by Champions League-chasing Manchester United.It was a match low on chances, but the win moves United to within one point of Manchester City, who are fourth.A mistake by Sebastien Bassong allowed Wayne Rooney to race clear and find the supporting Juan Mata, who scored in the second half to secure the 1-0 away win for the Red devils.Newcastle United dropped into the Premier League’s bottom three as relegated Aston Villa ended a run of 11 defeats with 0-0 amid more fan protests.The result did extend Newcastle’s unbeaten run to five matches, but they now need help from elsewhere to stand any chance of survival.Substitute Matt Ritchie struck late to earn Bournemouth a 1-1 draw after West Brom took an early lead at the Vitality Stadium.Crystal Palace secured their top-flight status by coming back from a goal down to beat Stoke City 2-1 at Selhurst Park.The Potters took the lead with a well-worked move which ended with Marko Arnautovic setting up Charlie Adam to angle in a shot.Dwight Gayle equalised for the home side when he side-footed in after Yannick Bolasie’s mazy run.And the Eagles striker got the winner when he picked himself up from a foul to score with a 25-yard free-kick.

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Sunderland climbed out of the bottom three after two goals in three second-half minutes saw them fight back for a dramatic 3-2 win over Chelsea.Diego Costa’s precise finish gave the Blues the lead but Wahbi Khazri levelled with a spectacular volley.Nemanja Matic found space to restore Chelsea’s lead before Sunderland turned the game on its head after the break.Fabio Borini beat Thibaut Courtois with a deflected shot, before Jermain Defoe swivelled to score a vital winner.West Ham’s hopes of Champions League football took a severe knock as Swansea won 4-1 in Upton Park’s final Saturday game.Wayne Routledge poked home Kyle Naughton’s low cross against the run of play to give the visitors the lead.Andre Ayew doubled the lead from Stephen Kingsley’s cross, and Ki Sung-yueng put the result beyond doubt.Diafra Sakho netted a consolation before substitute Bafetimbi Gomis added Swansea’s fourth.Champions Leicester comfortably beat Everton 3-1 before being presented with the Premier League trophy during a day of celebrations at the King Power Stadium.Jamie Vardy scored twice but missed out on a hat-trick by blazing a second penalty over the bar.City’s longest-serving player Andy King was also on the score-sheet with Kevin Mirallas netting Everton’s consolation.

And on Sunday, Southampton came from behind to beat second-placed Tottenham 2-1.Forward Son Heung-min chased a lost cause for the opener, gliding past Fraser Forster and coolly tucking the ball into an open net for the opening goal.The visitors equalised through Davis, who slotted in under Hugo Lloris following Dusan Tadic’s cut-back.Spurs’s Jan Vertonghen had a header cleared off the line, before midfielder Davis stroked in the winner.Liverpool remained eighth after they earned their first Premier League win in three games by beating Watford 2-0.Joe Allen put the Reds in front as he guided in a Christian Benteke knock-down after Philippe Coutinho’s cross.Roberto Firmino added a second when he drove in a shot keeper Heurelho Gomes should probably have saved.Manchester City could miss out on a Champions League place to neighbours Manchester United after Arsenal fought back to 2-2 draw at Etihad Stadium.Strikes from Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne twice gave City the lead in Manuel Pellegrini’s farewell home game.But Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez goals mean new boss Pep Guardiola could take charge of a side outside European football’s elite club competition.

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