Hull down as Newcastle pick up vital three points
It was the curtain-call of the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign yesterday and with all 20-teams kicking off at 3pm, it was a hectic afternoon all across the country.
Most eyes were on two games in particular. One in Hull and one in Newcastle. Both sides were fighting to avoid the drop but the ball was in The Magpies‘ court as they had a slender two point lead over The Tigers before kick-off.
Steve Bruce‘s side went into the game with Manchester United knowing they had to win to have any real chance of staying up, but if Newcastle beat West Ham United, it was game over for them.
Sadly for Hull, they could only manage a 0-0 draw against Louis Van Gaal‘s side, who finished fourth and back in the Champions League, whilst John Carver‘s side picked up a 2-0 win over The Hammers thanks to goals from Moussa Sissoko and Jonas Gutierrez.
So Newcastle just survived, whilst Hull will join Queens Park Rangers and Burnley in the Championship next season.
What Happened Elsewhere
Elsewhere, champions Chelsea ended their season on a high note with a 3-1 win over Sunderland, whilst runners-up Manchester City beat Southampton 2-0 and third-place Arsenal warmed up for the FA Cup Final with a 4-1 win over West Bromwich Albion.
The shock result of the day came at the Britannia Stadium as Stoke City thumped Liverpool 6-1 and were leading the game 5-0 at half-time.
That heavy defeat meant Brendan Rodgers‘ side finished 6th in the table after Tottenham Hotspur beat Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park. A Harry Kane goal earning Spurs the three points and a fifth placed finish.
As for the rest of the weekend, Aston Villa lost 1-0 to already-relegated Burnley, Leicester ended their incredible season with a 5-1 win over QPR and Crystal Palace beat Swansea City 1-0.
So that’s it. The Premier League is done and dusted.
Chelsea champions. Manchester United back in the Champions League. Hull City, QPR and Burnley sent down to the Championship.
What are your thoughts on the campaign as a whole?
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles