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Week 37 of the English Premier League kicked off this past Friday with Chelsea winning their sixth Premier League title in club history, courtesy of a late winner from Michy Batshuayi, in their lone goal win over West Bromwich Albion on Friday Night Football. Friday, also saw Everton overcome Watford by a lone goal.


On Saturday, Manchester City strengthened their grip on a top-four finish with a nervy 2-1 victory over dethroned champions Leicester. Bournemouth guaranteed their highest league finish in their 118-year history with a 2-1 win over Burnley, and Arsenal kept hope alive for a top-four finish with a 4-1 win over Skoke.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Southampton stayed the course for a top-half PL finish as they held off relegated Middlesbrough in thrilling 2-1 win, and Swansea boosted their chances of survival with a 2-0 shutout road win over relegated Sunderland.
And on Sunday, Crystal Palace secured their PL status with an emphatic 4-0 win over relegated Hull City, Liverpool regained the third position with a 4-0 thumping of West Ham, and runner-ups – Tottenham ended their final Premier League season at White Lane unbeaten after a 2-1 win over Manchester United.

Friday

Everton 1-0 Watford
West Brom 0-1 Chelsea

Saturday

Manchester City 2-1 Leicester City
Bournemouth 2-1 Burnley
Middlesbrough 1-2 Southampton
Sunderland 0-2 Swansea
Stoke 1-4 Arsenal

Sunday

Crystal Palace 4-0 Hull City
West Ham 0-4 Liverpool
Tottenham 2-1 Manchester Utd

Sunday

Crystal Palace 4-0 Hull City
In a game they could ill-afford to lose, Hull got off to a nightmare start as Andrea Ranocchia's third-minute error presented Wilfried Zaha with the opener, before Christian Benteke notched his sixth goal in nine games on 34 minutes.

Hull were incensed Zaha was not penalised for handball in the build-up to Palace's second, while they were also denied a penalty for Jason Puncheon's clear handball.

Marco Silva threw two extra forwards on at half-time but it was too little, too late for the toothless Tigers as a Luka Milivojevic penalty and Patrick van Aanholt's late strike settled the contest.


West Ham 0-4 Liverpool

Liverpool beat West Ham at London Stadium to move back into third place as striker Daniel Sturridge scored his first goal since January.

Philippe Coutinho's sublime pass on the half-hour mark cut open the Hammers defence and picked out an unmarked Sturridge who went around goalkeeper Adrian before slotting home.

The Brazilian then scored two of his own after the break before Divock Origi fired in a fourth to complete the Liverpool procession.

Tottenham 2-1 Manchester Utd

Goals from Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane earned Tottenham victory over Manchester United in their final game at White Hart Lane.

Spurs plan to have their new stadium, built on the same site, ready for the 2018-19 campaign and will play their home matches at Wembley next season.

Mauricio Pochettino's side left their current ground, where they have spent 118 years, on a high by staying unbeaten there this season and securing second spot in the Premier League.

Wanyama got Spurs off to the best possible start with a header five minutes in and Kane doubled their lead early in the second half, flicking home from a Christian Eriksen free-kick.

Captain Wayne Rooney gave United hope of a recovery when he poked in from Anthony Martial's low cross, but they were unable to spoil the leaving party.

Defeat means Jose Mourinho's men cannot now finish in the top four.

 

Saturday

Manchester City 2-1 Leicester City

City took the lead in contentious circumstances, David Silva's 29th-minute strike allowed to stand despite Raheem Sterling's attempt to play the ball from an offside position.


But there were no complaints with the hosts' second as Gabriel Jesus stroked a penalty home after Yohan Benalouane's clumsy foul on Leroy Sane.
Shinji Okazaki's sumptuous volley reduced the arrears before half-time and Leicester thought they had snatched a point when Riyad Mahrez converted a 76th-minute penalty.
But referee Robert Madley spotted Mahrez had struck the ball twice and disallowed the goal as City clung onto a victory that moved them up to third in the Premier League.
Leicester, who see a two-game winning streak come to an end, remain ninth on 43 points.

Bournemouth 2-1 Burnley

Former Burnley player Junior Stanislas scored the opener when he collected a long pass from Lewis Cook on his chest, sprinted clear of the away defence and calmly slotted in from 18 yards.

Sam Vokes headed in a late equaliser for Burnley, but Josh King restored the hosts' lead two minutes later when he converted Ryan Fraser's low cross.

The victory takes Bournemouth up to 10th and ensures they will conclude the campaign higher than last year's 16th-placed finish. Burnley remain 14th, six points above 18th-placed Hull, who have two games remaining.

Stoke 1-4 Arsenal

Champions League-chasing Arsenal moved within a point of fourth-placed Liverpool with a comfortable Premier League victory over Stoke.

Striker Olivier Giroudput Arsenal ahead (42) and Mesut Ozil made it two (55) before Peter Crouch's controversial handball halved the deficit (67).

But the excellent Alexis Sanchez restored the visitors' two-goal advantage (76) and Giroud added late gloss with their fourth (80).

Both Arsenal and Liverpool have two games remaining and are level on goal difference with the Gunners ahead by one on goals scored as the two sides fight for the fourth spot.

Middlesbrough 1-2 Southampton

Southampton survived a late Middlesbrough fightback to earn a 2-1 victory at the Riverside Stadium.

Three minutes before the end of a scrappy first half, Jay Rodriguez got on the end of a pinpoint Shane Long cross to fire his side into the lead, but it was the second 45 minutes where the best of the action took place.

Firstly, Nathan Redmond scored a fine second in the 57th minute, before Long wasted a golden chance to put the game to bed seven minutes later, blazing a penalty over the bar.

It looked like that miss could prove to be pivotal as Patrick Bamford headed his first-ever Premier League goal to get Boro back in it with 18 minutes remaining, but the home side couldn't muster an equaliser as their final home game ended in disappointment.

Sunderland 0-2 Swansea

Swansea eased their relegation fears and mounted the pressure on Hull in the process after winning 2-0 against Sunderland.

 



First-half goals from Fernando Llorente and Kyle Naughton handed Swansea their third win in four Premier League games, leaving them four points clear of 18th-placed Hull  who will have to win against Crystal Palace on Sunday to have a shot at survival.

Friday

Everton 1-0 Watford

Ross Barkley's goal settled Everton's meeting with Watford. Barkley swept home a curling shot from 20 yards shortly after break as Sebastian Prodl failed to close him down.

Watford rarely threatened, although the physicality of Stefano Okaka caused a few nervy moments late on.

Enner Valencia could have made the scoreline more comfortable for the hosts but was denied by a good save from Heurelho Gomes.

Watford could still be relegated in theory, but in reality, with six points and a far superior goal difference to 18th-placed Hull, their Premier League status is safe. Everton remained in sole possession of the 7th spot on 61points.

West Brom 0-1 Chelsea

Chelsea were crowned Premier League champions as Michy Batshuayi's late goal gave them the victory they required to secure the title at West Brom.

It looked as though Antonio Conte's side might be forced to delay their celebrations as they were frustrated for long periods by the resilience and organisation of their hosts.

But the mood changed and the title was won with eight minutes left as substitute Batshuayi, who had previously endured a season of struggle after his £33m move from Marseille, ended a scrappy passage of play by steering a finish high past Ben Foster.

The final whistle sparked wild celebrations among Chelsea's fans, and manager Conte was tossed high into the air by his squad.

The Italian can now set his sights on emulating compatriot Carlo Ancelotti's 2010 feat of winning the league and domestic Double as the Blues prepare for an FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley on 27 May.




Match day results from BBC and skysports were used in this compilation.

 

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