Premier League Saturday Review

Burnley relegated despite win

There were seven games in the Premier League today with the relegation battlers taking centre-stage as six teams near the bottom all played today and it was a sad day for one of them.

Despite an impressive 1-0 win at the KC Stadium, Sean Dyche’s Burnley were relegated from the Premier League and will make a swift return to the Championship after just one season in the top-flight.

A Danny Ings goal gave The Clarets a 1-0 win which looked like giving them a lifeline until next week at least, but a goal elsewhere ended Burnley’s Premier League dreams.

Burnley are on 29 point with just two games left, and 17th placed Newcastle United sit seven points above them, meaning it’s impossible for Dyche’s side to escape the bottom three.

Newcastle earned a point today to end their eight-game losing streak as they drew 1-1 against already-safe West Bromwich Albion. Ayoze Perez gave The Magpies a point which leaves them two points above Hull.

It was a disastrous weekend for Steve Bruce as they lost to Burnley and are now 17th in the table, two points from safety and watched on as teams around them won.

Both Aston Villa and Leicester City picked up vital three point at home to West Ham United and Southampton respectively, whilst Sunderland won at Goodison Park in the early kick-off.

Elsewhere Stoke City thrashed Tottenham Hotspur 3-0, whilst Manchester United looked to secure their top-four position with a 2-1 away with at Crystal Palace.

Relegation Battle

So with the relegation battle taking centre-stage, what does today’s results mean for everyone?

Well if Queens Park Rangers fail to beat Manchester City tomorrow, they will join Burnley in the Championship next season.

As for the third and final spot, it could be between Hull, (34 points), Newcastle (36 points), Sunderland (36 points), Leicester City (37 points) and Aston Villa (38 points).

It’s looking like the third spot will be filled by either Hull, Newcastle or Sunderland.

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles

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