Sunderland ensured Premier League survival for another season with a comfortable 3-0 win over Everton at the Stadium of Light that relegated rivals Newcastle United and Norwich City.
The Black Cats struck twice in four minutes to take a 2-0 lead before half time thanks to a Patrick Van Aanholt free-kick and a Lamine Kone finish. Kone would seal the points and survival in the second half with a tap-in for his second of the game. Sunderland are guaranteed to finish 17th after a second successive win, meanwhile the Toffees stay 12th with a third defeat from their last four.
West Ham gave Upton Park the perfect send-off on Tuesday night as they came from behind to beat Manchester United 3-2 in their last ever game at their historic ground. The Hammers took the lead after just 10 minutes when Diafra Sakho’s shot deflected in off Daley Blind. However, the visitors responded and took a 2-1 lead with 20 minutes left after two Anthony Martial goals left the home fans stunned.
But fate seemed to be with the home team as Michail Antonio headed in an equaliser, and just minutes later Winston Reid headed in what turned out to be the winner and final goal at the Boleyn Ground. The win takes Slaven Bilic’s side up to sixth, just a point behind United in fifth, who need Manchester City to lose on the last day to have a chance at making the top four.
Norwich beat Watford 4-2 at Carrow Road but were still relegated back to the Championship after Sunderland’s win over Everton. Watford took the lead through Troy Deeney, but the home side had a 3-1 lead by half time thanks to strikes from Nathan Redmond, Dieumerci Mbokani and a Craig Cathcart own goal.
Odion Ighalo pulled one back for the visitors for his first goal in 13 league games, before Mbokani netted his second to seal the win. The Canaries are relegated and stay 19th despite their first win in five, whilst the Hornets are 13th following a second straight defeat.
Liverpool and Chelsea drew 1-1 at Anfield thanks to a late equaliser. A brilliant solo goal from Eden Hazard gave the visitors the lead just after the half-hour mark, but in the second minute of added-time, Christian Benteke rescued a point for the Reds after Asmir Begovic’s poor punch. The two sides stay eighth and ninth respectively and means Liverpool’s chances of making the top six are now slim.
Player of Midweek: Lamine Kone (Sunderland)
Team of Midweek: West Ham United
Goal of Midweek: Eden Hazard (Liverpool vs CHELSEA)