Bournemouth’s 88th minute goal, along with results in other games, was enough to condemn Sunderland to Championship football next season, as Sunderland lost 0-1 at home, making it their 23rd defeat of the season. Bournemouth striker Joshua King dealt the final blow, as he tapped in a Ryan Fraser cross, which had previously hit the woodwork. Sunderland had their chances with Bournemouth keeper, Boruc, denying Defoe, Borini and Honeyman with some excellent saves.
Sunderland’s relegation was confirmed at St Mary’s, as Hull City’s keeper saved an injury time Southampton Penalty by Dusan Tadic to earn his team a point with a goalless draw. The point opens up a 13 point gap between themselves and Sunderland and, with only 12 points still available from their final four games, it was the final nail in Sunderland’s season.
Last year’s champions Leicester City took one step closer to safety with a 0-1 victory at West Bromwich Albion, thanks to a late 1st half goal to Jamie Vardy. This was West Brom’s fifth game in a row in which they have failed to score. They now can no longer finish higher than 8th and guarantee 7th placed Everton European football next season.
Burnley’s 0-2 victory against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park moved them further away from the relegation battle, thanks to goals from Ashley Barnes and Andre Gray. Barnes opened the scoring in the 7th minute, as he slid in Stephen Ward’s low cross, before having a second disallowed after handling the ball prior to his shot. Palace had a penalty turned down in the second half, as they pressed for the equalizer, but with 5 minutes left substitute Andre Gray ensured Burnley earned their 1st away win of the season with his low shot making it 0-2.
Stoke played out a goalless draw with West Ham at the Betfred Stadium to move them closer to Premier League safety. Although there was a lack of goals, there was no lack of action, with both keepers on top form ensuring their teams shared the points.