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Barclays Premier League Reviews

Published:Monday | May 9, 2016 | 5:00 AM
AP Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez (right) chases down Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart during the English Premier League soccer matchat the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, yesterday.
AP Watford's Ikechi Anya and Liverpool's Roberto Firmino (right) battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match at Anfield, Liverpool, England, yesterday. Firmino scored a goal in Liverpool's 2-0 win.
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AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1

GOALS:- BOURNEMOUTH: RITCHIE 82nd. WBA: RONDON 16th

Substitute Matt Ritchie struck late to earn Bournemouth a share of the points after West Bromwich Albion took an early lead at the Vitality Stadium. A mistake by Cherries goalkeeper Artur Boruc was punished when Salomon Rondon headed home. But Boruc saved Craig Gardner's penalty before half-time and Ritchie drew the hosts level with a close-range header.

ASTON VILLA 0

NEWCASTLE UNITED 0

Newcastle United dropped into the Barclays Premier League's bottom three as relegated Aston Villa ended a run of 11 defeats with a goalless draw at Villa Park. Aleksandar Mitrovic headed wide two good second-half chances for Newcastle. Now their fate is out of their hands and Newcastle will be relegated if Sunderland, who beat Chelsea, beat Everton on Wednesday.

CRYSTAL PALACE 2 STOKE CITY 1

GOALS:-PALACE: GAYLE 47th, 68th. STOKE: ADAM 26th.

Crystal Palace came from behind to secure a morale-boosting victory ahead of the FA Cup final later this month against Manchester United. Stoke took the lead through Charlie Adam. But Dwight Gayle equalised for the home side, before adding a second with a 25-yard free kick and earning the points that confirmed Palace's status as a Barclays Premier League club for another season.

LEICESTER CITY 3 EVERTON 1

GOALS:- LEICESTER: VARDY 5th, 65th PEN; KING 33rd. EVERTON: MIRALLAS 88th.

Champions Leicester put their celebrations on hold to comfortably beat Everton, before being presented with the Barclays Premier League trophy. Jamie Vardy scored twice, but missed out on a hat-trick by sending a second penalty over the bar. Andy King was also on the scoresheet, with Kevin Mirallas netting Everton's consolation.

NORWICH CITY 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 1

GOALS:-UNITED: MATA 72nd.

Norwich City's chances of avoiding relegation seem increasingly dismal after a home defeat by Champions League-chasing Manchester United. Cameron Jerome had Norwich's best chance, only for David de Gea to save his header. A mistake by Sebastien Bassong allowed Wayne Rooney to race clear and find the supporting Juan Mata, who slotted in. Norwich could be relegated on Wednesday if Sunderland beat Everton.

SUNDERLAND 3 CHELSEA 2

GOALS:- SUNDERLAND: KHAZRI 41st; BORINI 67th; DEFOE 70th. CHELSEA: COSTA 14th; MATIC 45th.

Sunderland climbed out of the bottom three after two goals in three second-half minutes saw them fight back for a dramatic win over Chelsea. Diego Costa gave the Blues the lead, but Wahbi Khazri levelled. Nemanja Matic restored Chelsea's lead. Fabio Borini replied, before Jermain Defoe scored a vital winner. Chelsea captain John Terry was sent off for a second booking before the final whistle and has probably played his last game for the club.

WEST HAM UNITED 1 SWANSEA CITY 4

GOALS:- WEST HAM: SAKHO 68th. SWANSEA: ROUTLEDGE 25th; AYEW 31st; KI 51st; GOMIS 90th.

West Ham's hopes of Champions League football took a severe knock as Swansea put four past them in the Boleyn Ground's final Saturday game. Wayne Routledge poked home to give the visitors the lead. Andre Ayew doubled the lead and Ki Sung-yueng put the result beyond doubt. Diafra Sakho netted a consolation, before substitute Bafetimbi Gomis added Swansea's fourth.