English Premier League Reviews
BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEWS
BURNLEY 0 STOKE CITY 0
Stoke secured their best-ever Barclays Premier League points tally with a goalless stalemate at relegated Burnley. The Clarets' Danny tested Jack Butland three times in the first half. Stoke's misfiring Mame Biram Diouf missed a number of clear chances to score, heading wide with the goal gaping just before the break.
LIVERPOOL 1 CRYSTAL PALACE 3
GOALS:- LIVERPOOL: LALLANA 26th. PALACE: PUNCHEON 43rd; ZAHA 60th; MURRAY 90th.
Steven Gerrard's Anfield farewell fell flat as as Crystal Palace emerged worthy winners. Gerrard, on his final home Liverpool appearance before joining LA Galaxy, received a hero's ovation - but could not influence proceedings, even though Adam Lallana gave the Reds the lead. Jason Puncheon equalised on the stroke of half-time, before substitutes Wilfried Zaha and Glenn Murray wrapped up the win.
QUEENS PARK RANGERS 2 NEWCASTLE UNITED 1
GOALS:- QPR: PHILLIPS 54th; FER 61st. NEWCASTLE: RIVIERE 24th.
Newcastle's survival hopes remain in the balance after relegated Queens Park Rangers (QPR) fought back from a goal down. The Magpies stay two points clear of 18th-place Hull with a game remaining. The visitors took the lead when striker Emmanuel Riviere dinked in after collecting keeper Tim Krul's long punt. QPR's Matt Phillips nodded in the equaliser from Charlie Austin's cross, before Leroy Fer smashed in a superb winner from 25 yards.
SOUTHAMPTON 6 ASTON VILLA 1
GOALS:- SOUTHAMPTON: MANE 13th,14th,16th; LONG 26th, 38th; PELLE 81st. Villa: BENTEKE 45th.
Sadio Mane scored the fastest hat-trick in Barclays Premier League history as Southampton demolished Aston Villa. Mane's three goals came in two minutes and 56 seconds, beating the record previously held by Liverpool's Robbie Fowler. Saints were 5-1 up at half-time with two goals from Shane Long, while Christian Benteke headed home his 15th goal of the season for Villa, before Graziano Pelle's late volley.
LEICESTER CITY 0
Leicester City secured survival in the Barclays Premier League, while Sunderland edged closer to it after their goalless draw. Hull's 2-0 loss at Spurs means Sunderland need a point from either of their last two games, at Arsenal and Chelsea, to secure safety. The Black Cats could have taken the lead in the first half, but Danny Graham shot straight at Kasper Schmeichel.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2
HULL CITY 0
GOALS:- SPURS: CHADLI 54th; ROSE 61st.
Hull City will need to beat Manchester United on the final day of the season to have any chance of survival, after losing to Tottenham. The Tigers are two points adrift of safety with one game remaining. Goals from Nacer Chadli, latching on to Erik Lamela's through ball, and a Danny Rose effort from Ryan Mason's superb pass were enough for Spurs.
WEST HAM UNITED 1
GOALS:- WEST HAM: DOWNING 62nd. EVERTON: OSMAN 68th; LUKAKU 90th.
Romelu Lukaku scored an injury-time winner as Everton beat West Ham at Upton Park. Stewart Downing had given the Hammers the lead before Leon Osman equalised for the visitors with an acrobatic finish. But Lukaku got his 20th goal of the season heading home Aiden McGeady's pinpoint cross in added time.