EPL results: Final day – Champions Chelsea  cruise on Terry’s farewell match; Arsenal win but miss out of Champions League; Kane nets a hat trick- wins Golden boot

​Arsenal 3 – 1 Everton

Burnley 1 – 2 West Ham  United

Chelsea 5 – 1 Sunderland

Hull City 1 – 7 Tottenham  Hotspur

Leicester City 1 – 1 AFC Bournemouth

Liverpool 3 – 0 Middlesbrough

Manchester United 2 – 0 Crystal Palace

Southampton 0 – 1 Stoke City

Swansea City 2 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

Watford 0 – 5 Manchester  City

  • Chelsea 5 – 1 Sunderland

Premier League champions Chelsea beat Sunderland 5-1 to break the Premier League record for wins in a season, as captain John Terry waved goodbye to Stamford Bridge.

With their 30th Premier League victory of the season, Chelsea have broken the competition record set by Jose Mourinho’s title-winning Blues teams in the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons, who both won 29 of their 38 league matches.

The win also means Conte’s men finish the season with 93 points, a tally beaten only by Chelsea’s first Premier League title-winning side in 2004-05.

Blues legend, Terry, who has spent 22 years at the club but will leave this summer, played 26 minutes after starting his second match in a row and was replaced to a standing ovation and a guard of honour from his team-mates.

Willian’s equaliser  had already cancelled out Javier Manquillo’s third-minute strike by that point, and Eden Hazard and Pedro scored after the break to put the hosts in control.

Substitute Michy Batshuayi grabbed a late double to seal a record-breaking 30th Premier League victory this season.

It was the perfect prelude to the lifting of the trophy after the match and for Chelsea’s FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday.

  • Hull City 1 – 7 Tottenham  Hotspur

Harry Kane finished as the Premier League’s top scorer for the second successive season after scoring a hat-trick as Tottenham thrashed Hull 7-1 on the final day.

The striker, who netted four in a 6-1 win at Leicester on Thursday, followed up with two goals inside the opening 15 minutes at the KCOM Stadium.

Dele Alli made it 3-0 before half-time and, after Sam Clucas pulled a goal back in the 66th minute, Spurs finished with a flourish.

Victor Wanyama headed in before Kane completed his hat-trick and Ben Davies and Toby Alderweireld scored their first Premier League goals of the season.

Kane wins the Golden Boot award with 29 goals, four more than nearest rival Romelu Lukaku.

And the rout concludes another impressive campaign for Spurs, who finish second behind Chelsea on 86 points with just four defeats and a club-record 26 goals conceded.

Hull, meanwhile, drop to the Championship with uncertainty over the future of Marco Silva, who was serenaded by fans throughout the match in a bid to keep him at the club, with  talks planned next week.

  • Watford 0 – 5 Manchester  City

Manchester City sealed their place in next season’s Champions League by crushing Watford to finish third in Pep Guardiola’s debut season.

City skipper Vincent Kompany was left unmarked to head in an early opener before Sergio Aguero twice clinically fired in after quick counters-attacks.

The Blues, needing a point to guarantee a finish in the top four, were 4-0 up at half-time after Fernandinho bundled in.

Gabriel Jesus clipped in a fifth after the break as Watford ended the reign of departing manager Walter Mazzarri with a shocking display.

Mazzarri, who leaves after just one season, was booed by some Hornets fans during the game as the hosts suffered a sixth successive defeat to finish in 17th place.

  • Liverpool 3 – 0 Middlesbrough

Liverpool secured their Champions League return as their initial nerves turned to jubilation and relegated Middlesbrough crumbled at Anfield.

With top-four rivals Arsenal ahead at Everton, Liverpool were impotent in attack and twitchy at the back for most of the first half.

But Georginio Wijnaldum eased the tension in injury time, bursting into the box and smashing in a fierce shot at the near post.

Philippe Coutinho’s low curling free-kick six minutes into the second half was quickly followed by Adam Lallana slotting in to give the Reds a comfortable cushion to ride out to full-time.

With Manchester City thrashing Watford, Liverpool finished fourth in the final Premier League table and will have to negotiate Champions League qualifying at the start of next season.

  • ​Arsenal 3 – 1 Everton

Arsenal missed out on a place in the Champions League for the first time in 20 years despite beating Everton on the final day of the season.

Arsene Wenger’s side got the win they required despite having defender Laurent Koscielny sent off for a reckless first-half challenge on Everton’s Enner Valencia. He will now serve a suspension that will keep him out of the FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley.

Arsenal took the lead early on through Hector Bellerin’s far-post finish and Alexis Sanchez scrambled in a second after Koscielny’s dismissal to put the Gunners in control.

It was to no avail as Liverpool completed their task by beating Middlesbrough to finish fourth.

The Gunners did end the league campaign with a flourish though thanks to Aaron Ramsey’s brilliant injury-time strike from 20 yards after Romelu Lukaku pulled a goal back for Everton from the penalty spot.

The hosts, who also had defender Gabriel taken off injured on a stretcher, now turn their attention to Wembley, after which an announcement on manager Wenger’s future will be made.

  • Manchester United 2 – 0 Crystal Palace

Josh Harrop scored on his debut as Manchester United’s disappointing Premier League campaign ended with a comfortable victory over Crystal Palace.

Harrop was one of four players given their first top-flight starts as manager Jose Mourinho named the youngest United line-up in Premier League history, with an average age of 22 years and 284 days.

The 21-year-old midfielder was brimming with confidence and lashed in a superb finish from inside the box in the first half, and could have had a second, but curled an effort narrowly wide.

Paul Pogba doubled the advantage with a low strike before being replaced by Michael Carrick with Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax in mind.

With two minutes remaining the London-born and Salford-raised Angel Gomes replaced captain Wayne Rooney to become the club’s youngest ever Premier League player at 16 years and 263 days old.

He is also the first player born in the 21st century to appear in the Premier League.

Palace’s best chance went to Christian Benteke in the second half, but the striker’s towering header struck the foot of the post.

Victory means United collect £28.5m in competition prize money for a sixth place finish – their second successive season outside the top four – while Palace end the season in 14th, earning them £13.3m.

  • Southampton 0 – 1 Stoke City

Southampton” miserable home form continued as Peter Crouch struck the only goal of the game to help Stoke to a first away win since January on the final day of the season.

The home side enjoyed the majority of possession but Nathan Redmond’s lob on to the bar on the stroke of half-time was their best moment until Crouch pounced.

The striker’s 10th goal of the season arrived when he headed home a Geoff Cameron cross and they deserved the lead after creating openings throughout.

Southampton rallied late on as Jack Butland produced fine saves to deny Steven Davis, James Ward-Prowse and Sofiane Boufal but Claude Puel’s side end the campaign without a win in five games at St Mary’s.

His side end the season eighth, with their lowest points tally since 2012-13, while Stoke finish 13th, their lowest finish since the same season.

  • Leicester City 1 – 1 AFC Bournemouth

Bournemouth secured their highest top-flight finish with a draw at Leicester on the final day of the 2016-17 Premier League season.

Junior Stanislas put the Cherries ahead after just 59 seconds, smashing in a rebound from Ryan Fraser’s shot at the end of Lys Mousset’s driving run.

Leicester started poorly but were transformed after the break and Jamie Vardy poked in Islam Slimani’s knockdown early in the second half.

Vardy had a goal incorrectly ruled out for offside nine minutes later as he stabbed in after Slimani’s blocked shot, while Slimani headed badly wide when found in space by a Riyad Mahrez free-kick with five minutes to play.

The Cherries – who finished 16th in their first Premier League campaign last year – end the season in ninth, while 2015-16 champions Leicester move down to 12th.

  • Swansea City 2 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

Swansea City fought back from a goal down to beat West Brom on the final day of the Premier League season.

Having secured survival a week earlier, the hosts were in relaxed mood at a relieved Liberty Stadium but fell behind in the first half as Jonny Evans nodded in from a corner.

Swansea improved after the interval and equalised as Jordan Ayew headed his first goal for the club, before Fernando Llorente volleyed the winning goal with five minutes left.

A fourth win in five games lifts the Swans up to 15th in the Premier League table while a ninth match without victory means West Brom finish the campaign in 10th place.

Whereas the Baggies’ second-half decline was symptomatic of their fading fortunes at the end of the season, Swansea’s late revival was representative of their inspired run-in.

  • Burnley 1 – 2 West Ham  United

West Ham ended their season with an away victory as they came from behind to beat Burnley at Turf Moor.

Burnley went ahead when Sam Vokes scored his 10th league goal of the season when he finished off Andre Gray’s low cross.

The hosts’ lead only lasted four minutes before Sofiane Feghouli netted to complete a fine move that also involved Edimilson Fernandes and Andre Ayew.

Ayew scored the winning goal with a close-range header after Tom Heaton had pushed Fernandes’ shot on to the crossbar.

The result means West Ham end the season in 11th place, missing out on a top-10 position on goal difference, while Burnley finish in 16th.

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EPL results  – Alexis Sanches scores twice to keep alive Arsenal’s top four dream; City  beat West Brom in Zabaleta’s farewell match

​Arsenal 2 – 0 Sunderland

Manchester City 3 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

  • Manchester City 3 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

Manchester City clinched an emphatic win over West Brom to move back up to third place in the Premier League with one game remaining.

City scored two quick first-half goals with Gabriel Jesus opening the scoring in the 27th minute before Kevin de Bruyne added the second two minutes later with a fine curling strike.

Yaya Toure made it 3-0 after the break, exchanging passes with Aguero as he marched into the area to slot past Ben Foster.

West Brom managed a late consolation when substitute Hal Robson-Kanu turned in Allan Nyom’s low cross.

A point in their final game at Watford on Sunday will now be enough to guarantee Pep Guardiola’s side a place in the top four and Champions League football, while a win would see them finish third and go straight into the group stage.

Meanwhile the Baggies have now gone eight games without a victory and remain on 45 points with a trip to Swansea on Sunday.

With the points all but secured by Toure’s goal, attention for many City fans switched to Pablo Zabeleta’s big send-off.

After nine years with City in which he won every domestic trophy, the 32-year-old Argentina defender is leaving the clubat the end of the season.

He started on the bench but the home fans sang his name from kick-off, gave him his first standing ovation of the night in the first half and then exploded into noise when he began warming up.

The ground rose to applaud him on to the pitch when he replaced David Silva on the hour mark, and then cheered every time he touched the ball.

Zabaleta ended the game wearing the captain’s armband after Vincent Kompany was substituted and West Brom’s belated fightback never threatened to ruin his night.

After an emotional farewell speech at the final whistle, when he was joined on the pitch by his wife and young son, Zabaleta was given a guard of honour by his team-mates as he and his family departed down the tunnel.

  • ​Arsenal 2 – 0 Sunderland

Alexis Sanchez kept Arsenal in the hunt for a top-four finish as his double secured a 2-0 win over Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium.

Alexis Sanchez tapped in Mesut Ozil’s square pass to the relief of those inside a sparsely populated Emirates Stadium.

As Arsenal increased in urgency, Sanchez bundled in Olivier Giroud’s cut-back to renew their hopes of a top-four finish for a 21st successive season.

The Gunners are a point behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

Arsenal will now look to beat Everton in their final match and hope Liverpool drop points against relegated Middlesbrough if they are to maintain their record of finishing in the top-four in each of Wenger’s 21 seasons in charge.

They could mathematically still catch third-placed Manchester City, who beat West Brom 3-1 on Tuesday night, but that scenario would require defeat for Pep Guardiola’s side at Watford with Arsenal enjoying a five-goal swing on the final day.

EPL results  – Batshuayi comes off the bench to score as Chelsea are crowned premier league Champions; Ross Barkley scores the winner as  Everton defeat Watford

Everton 1 – 0 Watford 

West Brom 0 – 1 Chelsea


  • West Brom 0 – 1 Chelsea

Michy Batshuayi stepped out of the shadows to strike a famous late winner as Chelsea sealed the Premier League title with two games to spare after a hard-fought 1-0 win at West Brom.

Batshuayi had not scored in the league since August but slid to meet a Cesar Azpilicueta cut-back in 82nd minute, just moments after coming off the bench, to ensure the Blues secured a second league crown in three seasons and Antonio Conte triumphed at the first attempt.

Chelsea had been frustrated during a goalless first half in which the hosts defended stubbornly, yet a game seemingly set for stalemate might have swung the other way had Salomon Rondon and Nacer Chadli finished fine second-half chances.

Eden Hazard and Diego Costa had toiled in front of goal as Chelsea looked forced to wait at least until the weekend, but Batshuayi proved the unlikely hero to spark wild celebrations from Conte on the touchline at the final whistle.

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

  • Everton 1 – 0 Watford 

Ross Barkley brushed aside speculation about his future to fire in Everton’s winner in their 1-0 victory at home to Watford.

The England international was issued with an ultimatum by  manager Ronald  Koeman on Thursday, who told the 23-year-old he has one more week to sign a new deal at Goodison Park or face being sold.

Despite the demand, Barkley started for the hosts and then stepped up in the 56th minute to power home Everton’s only goal from 25 yards out.

Defeat for Watford means their Premier League safety is still not confirmed, while Everton can now draw a line under a three-game winless run.

It was an inspired half-time substitution from Ronald Koeman which brought Everton to life, as Enner Valencia brought pace and vigour to his side, which was somewhat lacking in the opening 45.

EPL Result: Arsenal beat City

Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud scored in the first half as Arsenal claimed a deserved 2-1 win over title rivals Manchester City to move two points behind Premier League leaders Leicester.

 

City, who haven’t won away from home in the Premier League since beating Crystal Palace 1-0 in September, pulled one back through Yaya Toure who scored a sublime goal out of almost nothing with 10 minutes left.

 

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are now four points behind Arsenal, and six points behind league leaders Leicester City.

 

Arsenal 2 – 1 Manchester City

 

 

1. Leicester City 17 38

2. Arsenal 17 36

3. Manchester City 17 32

4. Tottenham Hotspur 17 29

5. Manchester United 17 29

6. Crystal Palace 17 29

7. Watford 17 28

8. West Ham United 17 25

9. Liverpool 17 24

10. Everton 17 23

11. Stoke City 17 23

12. Southampton 17 21

13. West Bromwich Albion 17 20

14. AFC Bournemouth 17 19

15. Chelsea 17 18

16. Norwich City 17 17

17. Newcastle United 17 17

18. Swansea City 17 15

19. Sunderland 17 12

20. Aston Villa 17 7

EPL Results And Table

Southampton-vs-Manchester-United

Anthony Martial scored twice on his first Premier League start as Manchester United recovered from one goal down to beat Southampton 3-2.

Last year it was Robin van Persie who scored twice in a narrow win for Van Gaal’s side at St Mary’s but now United supporters have a new hero as their £36million deadline day signing Martial continued his impressive start to life in the Premier League.

Martial showed incredible composure in either half to claw Manchester United back into the contest after Graziano Pelle had opened the scoring for Southampton early on.

Juan Mata added a third midway through the second half on the rebound from a Memphis Depay effort, and while Pelle’s second piled on the pressure with minutes remaining, the Red Devils held on to claim victory after their midweek Champions League defeat.

Louis van Gaal’s men now sit in second, just two points behind neighbours Manchester City in the Premier League table. Defeat leaves Southampton in 16th.

Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by Norwich at Anfield.

It was a familiar story of not being able to hold onto a lead for the hosts – a much-changed side did exactly the same in the Europa League against Bordeaux in midweek – and while goals are still at a premium it is proving costly.

Daniel Sturridge’s return to first team action could not inspire the Reds as the England international was handed a place in the starting line-up against newly-promoted Norwich – his first appearance in Liverpool red since April this year.

Danny Ings opened the scoring just two minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute for the injured Christian Benteke, with the former Burnley man’s smart control and calm finish marking his first strike for the Reds.

But, Russell Martin’s clever lofted finish earned Norwich a well deserved draw.

Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 0 Crystal Palace

Liverpool 1 – 1 Norwich City

Southampton 2 – 3 Manchester United

TABLE

1 Manchester City 6 15

2 Manchester United 6 13

3 West Ham United 6 12

4 Leicester City 6 12

5 Arsenal 6 10

6 Everton 6 9

7 Swansea City 6 9

8 Crystal Palace 6 9

9 Tottenham Hotspur 6 9

10 Watford 6 9

11 Norwich City 6 8

12 West Bromwich Albion 6 8

13 Liverpool 6 8

14 AFC Bournemouth 6 7

15 Chelsea 6 7

16 Southampton 6 6

17 Aston Villa 6 4

18 Stoke City 6 3

19 Newcastle United 6 2

20 Sunderland 6 2