Premier League relegation battle: Results and final scores as Everton stay up to relegate Leicester and Leeds

Premier League relegation battle: Results and final scores as Everton stay up to relegate Leicester and Leeds

The Premier League is set for a blockbuster final day as Everton, Leeds United and Leicester City all fight for a place in the top-flight next season.

The Toffees are in pole position to survive the drop, sitting 17th in the table with a two-point advantage over their relegation rivals. They face Bournemouth in this afternoon’s clash and with the Cherries already safe Everton have a strong chance of claiming victory.

Elsewhere, Leicester (18th) take on West Ham knowing that only three points - and an Everton loss - will be enough to keep them in the Premier League. The good news for Dean Smith’s side is that the Hammers are focused on their upcoming Europa Conference League final so may field a weakened team.

The final contender in this relegation battle is Leeds. They have arguably the most difficult challenge as they take on Tottenham. Home advantage can play it’s part and the Elland Road faithful will bring the noise. Like the Hammers, Leeds must win and hope Everton lose, the difference is that Spurs are also chasing three points as they have a chance to earn European football next season.

Follow all the action from the Premier League final day below and see which team avoids the drop:

Premier League relegation battle

Leicester’s unexpected twist provides reminder of football’s new reality

19:12 , Mike Jones

One of the most remarkable stories in football now has another twist. Leicester City are relegated a mere seven years after winning this competition’s greatest title of all, their fate sealed by Abdoulaye Doucoure’s 57th-minute release at Everton.

Dean Smith’s side had already done their job by going 2-0 up against West Ham United, which ensured this drastic fall for the club became one long wait. The pained anxiety of that manifested in three separate celebrations for Bournemouth goals at Goodison Park that hadn’t actually happened, their cheers quickly disrupted by frenzied checks of the phone. There was then the way the Everton game went on 10 minutes longer after a lengthy period of stoppage time. It just prolonged that hope, and made it even worse when confirmation finally came. As defeated-looking Leicester players checked their phones and then saluted the fans, West Ham United supporters celebrated that and their own forthcoming trip to Prague.

It laid bare the cruelty of days like this, as memories of better days surrounded the whole stadium. Andrea Bocelli had famously sung “time to say goodbye” on that glorious evening back in May 2016, and while it presents a fitting line here, the goading West Ham fans were in no mood to be so poetic.

Leicester’s unexpected twist provides reminder of football’s new reality

Abdoulaye Doucoure the saviour, Tottenham’s crossroads and 6 Premier League final day talking points

19:53 , Mike Jones

A topsy-turvy final day of the Premier League season saw 33 goals scored across the ten simultaneous matches, with Everton ultimately surviving the three-way relegation battle and Aston Villa beating Tottenham to a place in Europe next season.

Here are the key talking points as the 2022/23 season came to a close:

Doucoure the saviour, Spurs at a crossroads: 6 final day talking points

Everton manager Sean Dyche speaking to BBC Sport

19:38 , Mike Jones

“Ugly days, brilliant when you win it and glorified, but it’s ugly days and there’s no joy in that. I was pleased with how the team worked. There’s a lot of work to be done. But I’m really pleased.

“We brought a group of players together and I’m learning about the club. The fans care deeply. They know the club isn’t where it wants to be but it’s a team in a massive transition and we need to build on what we have achieved this season.

“I said it was fantastic in many ways and to enjoy the moment but don’t forget that overall for the season it’s disappointing. We need to demand more, recruit more and everything. There’s so many things here. There’s a lot of work that needs doing.

“I reminded the players of a good half and that the main thing was getting bodies in the box and having the belief to score a goal. We didn’t progress too much in the second half because we found a magical moment then it was nervy after that.

“The players dealt with it in a different way. It was very difficult. I’m pleased that this side have been able to show a different way to win. They dug in. We have found wins. There’s been a lot of good but there’s a massive amount of work to be done.

“Yeah, Abdoulaye Doucoure has been terrific and a threat for us. We’ve been misfiring up front but he’s been getting in the right areas and has popped up with a massive goal.

“I feel there has to be a real alignment. I don’t think the club is ready to be thinking about the big stuff. We need to recruit well. All those things are not for this moment in time but I have it all up there.”

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Leeds boss Sam Allardyce, speaking to BBC Match of the Day:

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“The ‘too much’ [to get out of trouble] was our fault, not the great skill of Tottenham Hotspur. In my short time, that is par for the course and also par for the course before I got here. It is a great shame. Our efforts today will go unnoticed. 20-21 attempts at goal and two on target.

“We created a lot today. We didn’t have the quality Tottenham have to put the ball in the net. It should have easily resulted in a normal game, in two or three goals. Tottenham: 11 attempts, four goals. And then our gifting of goals. That is the biggest disappointment, along with the time we gifted them. Two minutes into each half. One when we fight back. We were on top at that time. The fans go home disappointed and show that and rightly so. If we had been more resilient, we could have had more in our favour.

“There is a lot to be done, even for the Championship. Goals to be scored and goalscorers to score them. That is an area. The squad is a little on the young side and lacks experience. That could be not as big a problem in the Championship, as those lads could make a big impact. The size of the squad is another factor over 46 games. Which way does the club want to go?

“It is a huge disappointment to me not to have gotten more results from the players. I can’t blame them for not trying. They gave everything they have but you can’t make those errors at this level.

“I’m disappoointed for the fans. They are very entitled to show their disapporoval. They filled the stadium to support and the lads should have given them more to get behind them.”


Everton fans storm pitch after beating relegation before chants to ‘sack the board’

19:25 , Mike Jones

Everton beat Bournemouth 1-0 on the final day of the Premier League to ensure they survived a three-way relegation fight, but the full-time whistle clearly brought a lot of mixed emotions to those inside Goodison Park.

Abdoulaye Doucoure netted the only goal of the game to land the three points which left the Toffees staying up and both Leicester City, who won, and Leeds United, who lost their game anyway, consigned to the drop to the Championship.

And a large number of fans immediately broke past stewards and advertising hoardings to run onto the pitch after the final whistle blew to signify Everton’s survival, with equal parts celebration and relief evident in those initial moments.

Everton fans storm pitch before chants to ‘sack the board’

Reaction from Everton manager Sean Dyche

19:21 , Mike Jones

Everton manager Sean Dyche spoke to Sky Sports after the match saying: “It means a lot to me. I’ve just told the players we can’t be in this state. A magic day but at the end of the day we shouldn’t be in this shape. We have done well as staff and kept that belief. The mentality has been terrific.

“You are only a big club if you are doing big things. It is one and we need to get it back to being one.

“It’s about the belief of the group. In the dying embers of the game we found the moments. We obviously want to do better but you still need to have that belief like we had today.

“I came in here and everyone said it was broken. We have changed some things and enough that kept us in the Premier League. It means a lot to me as a manager and for the players. We capitalised on a big moment and didn’t make mistakes.

“You have to believe in the performance. We were getting good deliveries in the box so it was about staying calm and keep playing. They were nervous so we needed to see it through. That’s when you need calmness and we lost that a bit but I understand that. They have freedom because they have stayed up so it’s hard. We found a way to see it through and got enough points this season but there’s a hell of a lot to be done here still, I can ensure you of that.

“It’s a horrible game for all concerned at Everton but it’s fantastic when you come through it and get things done.

“I came here as the man to do the job. I knew there was a heavy risk but I’m pleased we got it done. We have found ways of winning games and getting points so that’s a good base to build on, but it does need building on.”

James Ward-Prowse, James Maddison and 16 Premier League transfer targets after relegation

19:18 , Mike Jones

The final day of the Premier League season saw only the relegation battle to be sorted and now Leeds United, and Leicester City have joined Southampton in dropping to the Championship.

While the obvious priority was merely to remain in the top flight and not worry - for 90 minutes, at least - about what comes next, the natural implication of failing to survive is that bigger clubs will come calling for those players deemed too good to go down.

Rumours have already circulated around a number of those names; here are 18 who could easily attract a move to a top-flight club this summer if their present sides feel the need to sell to balance the books after departing the richest league on the planet:

Ward-Prowse, Maddison and 16 transfer targets after relegation

Reaction from Leicester boss Dean Smith

19:15 , Mike Jones

Dean Smith says Leicester put out their best performance since he took charge of the club but remains disappointed that he couldn’t keep the club in the top-flight.

“That was our best performance today. We deserved a win. We put some pressure on but it wasn’t to be,” he said, “When I came here with eight games to go I thought we probably needed 11 points.

“We’ve fallen two short of that with nine – and it ended up being 11 points. I’ll look back at the Leeds and Everton game, but it’s over a long season. I’m disappointed for the owner here and the staff and the players. It wasn’t to be.

“I didn’t know their [Everton] score. I didn’t want to know. All I was concentrating on was trying to win this game. You hear things around the ground. I just wanted to make sure we did our bit and we did that.

“It’s not a question for now [whether he’ll stay at the club]. I’ll have to think about it. At the moment it’s raw because we’ve been relegated.

“The time I’ve had with the players, they have been really good. I’ve only had to get into them once in a training session. I felt we were lacking in belief when we first came. We gained confidence but we didn’t pick up enough points.”

Everton’s season - and future - was saved by Sean Dyche’s own brand of creativity

19:09 , Mike Jones

For about 40 minutes, including the half-time break, an era that dated back to the time Winston Churchill was Prime Minister was ending. As it stood, Everton’s 69-year stay in the top flight was entering its final throes. A first relegation since 1951 beckoned.

This threatened to be a historic ignominy. Instead, it produced a place in Goodison Park folklore for Abdoulaye Doucoure; given the concerns about Everton’s finances and the question if the club could continue as a going concern without Premier League revenues, the midfielder might not have just been their savour in a footballing sense.

But a rescuer he was. There were fireworks outside Goodison; those inside came from Doucoure’s right boot. A bearpit so often as Everton beat the drop last season, their rickety home was subdued, anxious, expecting the worst as Leicester led and they did not. Then it erupted.

Everton’s season - and future - saved by Dyche’s own brand of creativity

Abdoulaye Doucoure reacts to Everton’s victory

19:06 , Mike Jones

Everton’s matchwinner Abdoulaye Doucoure stopped by to chat with BBC Sport about his brilliant strike that kept the club in the Premier League.

“It was a huge game for us. We are so happy. It’s hard to describe our feeling,” he said, “We fought all season to compete and save the club. This afternoon we gave everything. It was not our best game but we gave everything and got the result.

“I’m always going for the second ball. I knew I had to strike it as hard as possible and hit the target. Thank god it went in. It was an amazing feeling.

“We knew after Jordan Pickford’s incident we knew there would be extra time. We were able to run more after the goal. It was long but we got the reward.

“I’m not a hero. Nobody is here. We work and play for Everton football club. We have to be much better than that. We need to realise the mistakes we made this season.

“Everyone showed passion at the end but next season we need to come back stronger and put Everton high up.”

Kane speaks to BT Sport

19:03 , Ben Fleming

On the result: “We were playing for pride today. We also had the chance to finish seventh but that wasn’t the case today. It is about showing the fans some fight and determination. It is not an easy place to come away from home. Leeds are fighting for their lives and we put in a great performance. They put a lot of balls into the box and we stood up to that well.”

On Lucas Moura’s goal: “Fantastic for him. He has been really professional and waiting for his moments this season. When someone is out of contract, they might hide but full credit to him. That moment is the perfect moment for him to finish his career with the club.”

On Spurs’ season: “It has been disappointing. We can’t let this win dust over that. There’s a lot to work on and we have had to show fight in some moments. A club this size should not be finishing eighth and we need to go away and look at how we can improve.”

On his future: “I have focused on this season and helping the team as much as possible. I am just looking forward to a nice break and some games with England.”

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Reaction from Leicester’s Jonny Evans

19:00 , Mike Jones

Leicester captain Jonny Evans spoke to Sky Sports following the team’s relegation saying: “Hard to take. We knew it would be a tough ask. We knew we had to win our game and hope something went for us. It didn’t.

“As the game went on we were asking the referee, asking the linesman [about the Everton score]. There were a few cheers but we didn’t know what they were about. We were trying to cope with that and focus on taking our game right to the end.

“It’s hard to put a finger on things. Everyone wants to blame things. As a club we haven’t been good enough. We’re out of the league. It’s a great club. I have no doubt it’ll bounce back.

“There’s so many good teams in this league. Everything has to go right for you. It’s a really competitive league. It’s tough. If you’re not on it, you get punished.

“After the first couple of months after a bad start it’s hard to turn it round. We got ourselves into a bad place and found it difficult to get out.

“You never know what way the club will see things. We will have to deal with the uncertainty. A lot of players are out of contract and I’d guess there will be a lot of changes at the club.”

Allardyce speaking to BT Sport on his future at Leeds

18:57 , Ben Fleming

“I don’t know. I can only come to that decision when I know if they want me and what the outlook and the strategy of the club are going to look like and what direction they want to go in.

“Those are some pretty big things that need to be talked about and sorted out before next season. If that’s all going in the right direction for me and the board then we’ll see.”

‘It’s professional suicide’ says Allardyce after Leeds United relegation

18:53 , Ben Fleming

Speaking to BT Sport after his side’s 4-1 defeat against Tottenham, Sam Allardyce was hugely critical of his side’s performance which saw Leeds relegated from the Premier League after a three-year stay.

He said: “It’s professional suicide - you prepare for a game and give the players tactics and then make huge errors. So we messed up again. We tried to fight our way back but messed up in a big way again because we couldn’t find the back of the net.

“We had 21 shots but two on target - that tells you everything about our capabilities of attacking - yes we can create opportunities but our quality of finishing was poor and then at the other end switching off and, in the end, Tottenham had better quality than we had.

“I wanted to go out with a sense of pride today but unfortunately I didn’t see that .”


Leeds’ relegation confirmed as Harry Kane hits double in Tottenham win

18:53 , Mike Jones

Leeds’ three-season stay in the Premier League is over after a 4-1 home defeat to Tottenham confirmed their relegation.

Harry Kane and Pedro Porro scored early in either half to put Spurs 2-0 up and, although Jack Harrison reduced the deficit, Kane struck a game-clinching second in what could be his last game for the London club.

Tottenham substitute Lucas Moura rubbed salt into Leeds’ wounds by waltzing through a porous defence in stoppage time to complete their misery.

Leeds’ relegation confirmed as Harry Kane hits double in Tottenham win

How the final day played out as Everton survive and Leicester relegated with Leeds

18:47 , Mike Jones

The final day of the Premier League was always set to be a dramatic one at the foot of the table, with the last two remaining relegation spots the only major matter left to be concluded.

With Southampton already down, Leeds United, Everton and Leicester City were fighting it out to survive - with the Toffees in the driving seat at the beginning of the afternoon and knowing that a win for themselves made everything else irrelevant.

What unfolded though saw one side quickly out of the running and one doing their job, but needing to wait to confirm their future.

Here’s how the final day played out at the bottom of the league:

How the final day played out with Everton surviving relegation fight

Leicester relegated from Premier League seven years after winning title

18:43 , Mike Jones

Leicester have equalled the record for most relegations from the English top flight with 12 the same amount as Birmingham City.

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Everton remain in Premier League after avoiding last day relegation

18:42 , Mike Jones

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‘It’s relief’ says Coady after Everton secure survival

18:39 , Mike Jones

Everton’s Conor Coady gave a post-match interview saying that keeping the club in the Premier League was a big relief but they need to be better to avoid this feeling in the futer.

“It’s relief,” he said. “We don't want to make it a thing, we need to improve. It's the hardest season of my life, it's a lot of relief.

“We had a plan, we worked so hard, it’s important. Loads of pressure, but relief, this giant of a football club going down, you don’t want to be part of that. This club has to rise and get better now.

“It's been so hard emotionally, we have to be better. It needs to be better. I’m not imagining that [relegation], we are where we are. We don’t want this to happen again, it has to improve, this club is a giant.”

Leicester relegated from Premier League seven years after winning title

18:35 , Mike Jones

Leicester have been relegated from the Premier League to the Championship after a dramatic final day of the 2022/23 season.

Abdoulaye Doucoure’s thunderous strike earned Everton victory over Bournemouth, meaning Leicester’s win over West Ham was in vain.

The results left Sean Dyche’s side two points clear of the Foxes, with Dean Smith’s team unable to close the gap facing them entering the final game of the campaign.

The 2015/16 champions, who join Leeds and Southampton in next season’s Championship, started positively and a superb Harvey Barnes goal had them moving out of the relegation zone on goal difference after 34 minutes.

Leicester relegated from Premier League seven years after winning title


18:33 , Mike Jones

It was a day full of twists and turns but Everton earn their spot in the Premier League next season! Abdoulaye Doucoure’s wonderful strike gave Sean Dyche’s men the lead and that goal is enough to keep them out of the relegation zone.

It also dooms Leicester City to the drop. They defeated West Ham 2-1 but it wasn’t enough to keep them in the league.


18:28 , Ben Fleming

The full-time whistle blows and Leeds United’s three-year spell in the top flight is over. In truth, they needed a lot to go their way today but they never looked likely to turn things around after Kane’s goal in the second minute.

Porro added another two minutes into the second half and, despite Harrison’s goal, Kane’s second sealed Leeds’ fate before Moura’s solo effort in the final minute of added time wrapped up a miserable day for the Elland Road faithful.

Full-time: Leicester 2-1 West Ham

18:28 , Mike Jones

It’s all over at the King Power Stadium and Leicester have done what they needed to. West Ham have been beaten but the Foxes need a Bournemouth goal to stay up.

Three minutes or so to play at Goodison Park.

GOAL! Leeds 1-4 Tottenham (Moura, 90+5)

18:26 , Ben Fleming

It’s not to be for Leeds but what a moment for Spurs and Lucas Moura. It’s his last game in a Spurs shirt and he marks his cameo appearance in style with a wonderful solo effort.

The whole Spurs bench run onto the pitch to celebrate with him and hoist him up in front of the jubilant away stands.

Everton 1-0 Bournemouth

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90+4 mins: Save! Jordan Pickford comes to the rescue for Everton. A floaty diagonal pass comes into the box and is nodded down by Kieffer Moore.

It comes to substitute Matias Vina who volleys one at goal only for Pickford to drop to his left and punch it clear! Massive moment for the Toffees.

Leicester 2-1 West Ham

18:24 , Mike Jones

90+3 mins: There’s six additional minutes to play at the King Power Stadium. Leicester look relatively comfortable though West Ham are seeing more of the ball.

The Foxes can only hold out to win the game. Fate is out of their hands.

Leeds 1-3 Tottenham

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90 mins: A double change for Spurs late on. Porro comes off for Lucas, who makes his final appearance in a Spurs shirt. Young George Abbot is also introduced to make his Spurs debut, with Skipp making way.

Five minutes of added time.

Everton 1-0 Bournemouth

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90 mins: 10 minutes of added time at Goodison Park to play!

Leeds 1-3 Tottenham

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87 mins: A slight pause in play as Harrison is down receiving treatment. Many Leeds fans see that as their queue to head for the exit. Harrison makes way to some applause as Gnonto replaces him.

Leicester 2-1 West Ham

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86 mins: Leicester are hanging on aganist West Ham who win a free kick on the left side of the final third. The ball is fizzed into the box but Wout Faes jumps up and flicks it behind for a corner.

The Foxes are still relying on Bournemouth to score. They need Everton to at least draw with the Cherries.

Leeds 1-3 Tottenham

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84 mins: SAVE! Richarlison has another chance and forces another good save from Robles late on.

GOAL! Brentford 1-0 Man City (Pinnock, 85)

18:15 , Ben Fleming

A great story could be developing in southwest Londoner as Ethan Pinnock’s finish means Brentford are on course to complete the league double against champions Manchester City.

Everton 1-0 Bournemouth

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82 mins: Everton are dropping deeper as Bournemouth pump long balls into the penalty area. Dango Ouattara curls in a cross from the right side and almost finds Kieffer Moore but Yerry Mina does just enough to stop him from reaching the ball.

Leeds 1-3 Tottenham

18:11 , Ben Fleming

80 mins: Substitute Rutter has a half-chance but he can only fire wide on the spin from inside the Spurs box. Up the other end, Richarlison goes through on goal but Robles makes the save from a tight angle.

Leeds 1-3 Tottenham

18:11 , Ben Fleming

77 mins: There’s a pause in play as a pitch invader gets on the pitch. Following that, Spurs make a double change as Richarlison and Craig come on for Son and Bissouma.

GOAL! Leicester 2-1 West Ham (Fornals, 79’)

18:10 , Mike Jones

There’ll be a few nerves around the King Power Stadium now! Pablo Fornals collects the ball on the left side of the pitch, he carries it up to the penalty area the drills it home off the inside of the far post!

West Ham have one back and Leicester need to keep this lead intact.

GOAL! Arsenal 5-0 Wolves (Kiwior, 79)

18:09 , Ben Fleming

Wolves’ miserable day at the Emirates gets worse as Jakub Kiwior nets his debut goal for Arsenal from a corner. They now have five!

Leicester 2-0 West Ham

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76 mins: Kelechi Iheanacho flicks the ball into the path of James Maddison who hits one with the outside of his right foot and forces a corner when the shot is deflected wide.

Iheanacho is then taken off with Jamie Vardy brought on for Leicester.

Everton 1-0 Bournemouth

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75 mins: There’s been a stoppage of five minutes or so at Goodison Park while Jordan Pickford gets some treatment for his hand. That could come back to haunt the Toffees as there’ll be plenty of stoppage time added on.

GOAL! Southampton 4-4 Liverpool (Jota, 73’)

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Two goals in one minute and Liverpool are level again! They back in this game from 4-2 down and with over 15 minutes to play either side can win it!

Diogo Jota has a brace, Mo Salah with the assist.

GOAL! Southampton 4-3 Liverpool (Gakpo, 72’)

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Trent Alexander-Arnold is the supplier for Cody Gakpo as Liverpool fight back into their clash with Southampton.

Everton 1-0 Bournemouth

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69 mins: Save! It’s all kicking off at Goodison Park. The cross comes in from the left wing and Bournemouth substitute Kieffer Moore wins it in the air.

He nods it towards goal where Dominic Solanke looks to turn it home but Jordan Pickford palms it away before Conor Coady scoops it off the line.

Words are said between Pickford and Solanke and both men earn yellow cards.

GOAL! Leeds 1-3 Tottenham (Kane, 69)

18:01 , Ben Fleming

Whatever small hope that was conjured up by Harrison’s goal has disappeared in an instant. Leeds leave themselves wide open at the back and Spurs take full advantage with Kane netting his second of the game calmly passed Robles.

Silence around Elland Road.

GOAL! Leeds 1-2 Tottenham (Harrison, 67)

17:59 , Ben Fleming

67 mins: Well, maybe they do have some ideas! Harrison finds some space on the right and flashes a low effort across goal and into the far corner. They need so much to happen in other games to stay up but it’s a start.

Moments prior Kulusevski comes off for Sarr.

Leeds 0-2 Tottenham

17:58 , Ben Fleming

66 mins: Leeds are desperate for something to happen but there’s a complete lack of ideas out there on the pitch. Harrison jinks through a crowd of players but his clipped cross is not attacked by anyone in a white shirt and it drifts out for a goal kick.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-1 Nottingham Forest (Hughes, 66’)

17:58 , Mike Jones

Will Hughes meets the cross from Michael Olise and despite an attempt to block from Willy Boly, the ball finishes in the back of the net and Crystal Palace have their equaliser!

GOAL! Southampton 4-2 Liverpool (Armstrong, 64’)

17:57 , Mike Jones

Adam Armstrong sweeps in from the left to drill home a low effort for the Saints who are leaving the Premier League in style this afternoon.

Leicester 2-0 West Ham

17:55 , Mike Jones

63 mins: Despite that second goal at the King Power there’s some glum faces in the crowd. Leicester are relying on Bournemouth to at least score against Everton.

GOAL! Leicester 2-0 West Ham (Faes, 62’)

17:53 , Mike Jones

Leicester have a secure grip on their match against West Ham now! They win a free kick over on the left wing that Youri Tielemans curls into the middle of the box.

Wout Faes leaps highest and glances his headed effort into the bottom corner! Leicester need to see out this match and hope Bournemouth can score against Everton.

Leeds 0-2 Tottenham

17:52 , Ben Fleming

60 mins: It’s a triple change from Leeds as Aaronson, Rutter and Firpo come on for McKennie, Wober and Struijk. Moments later, the home side force a corner as Rodrigo’s effort from a tight angle is saved by Forster.

Leeds 0-2 Tottenham

17:50 , Ben Fleming

58 mins: Leeds look to be readying a number of subs on the bench. They need a minor miracle at this point, however, with Everton also taking the lead against Bournemouth.

GOAL! Arsenal 4-0 Wolves (Jesus, 58)

17:48 , Ben Fleming

Minutes after Partey’s disallowed effort, Arsenal do have their fourth after Jesus nods home at the back post from Trossard’s cross.

GOAL! Everton 1-0 Bournemouth (Doucoure, 57’)

17:47 , Mike Jones

Massive goal! Abdoulaye Doucoure take a bow. Idrissa Gueye floats the ball into the box looking for Alex Iwobi. The ball is nodding down and bobbles out of the box before sitting up for Doucoure.

He nails it on the half-volley and fizzes his effort past Mark Travers to send Everton ahead!

GOAL! Man Utd 2-1 Fulham (Fernandes, 55’)

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Manchester United are emulating the Saints. They’ve come from behind against Fulham to lead at Old Trafford.

Leeds 0-2 Tottenham

17:46 , Ben Fleming

54 mins: CHANCE! Wober floats a ball in from deep on the left-hand side. Ayling sneaks in at the back post but he’s unable to make the right contact and a combination of Davies and Lenglet denies Leeds a much-needed goal.

Everton 0-0 Bournemouth

17:45 , Mike Jones

54 mins: David Brooks slips down the right wing and whips a cross into the middle Dango Ouattara is the target but he can’t get around James Garner who manages to deflect the ball wide of the box post.

Bournemouth are just starting to step up a gear.

Arsenal 3-0 Wolves

17:44 , Ben Fleming

56 mins: Partey thinks he’s added another for Arsenal after the break as he smashes the ball in from close range but there was a foul in the build-up and the goal is disallowed after a VAR check.

Everton 0-0 Bournemouth

17:42 , Mike Jones

51 mins: Chance! Oh my, Everton should be in front. The ball bounces up inside the Bournemouth box and Demarai Gray is wide open.

He looks timid as he goes for the header and nods it down, straight at Mark Travers who turns it wide!

GOAL! Leeds 0-2 Tottenham (Porro, 47)

17:38 , Ben Fleming

Could that be that for Leeds? They conceded in the first two minutes of the first half and they’ve done so again in the second half.

Kane creates the goal with a wonderful bit of creativity, lifting it over Cooper in the middle of the park before sliding through Porro. He smashes it across goal and into the far corner and Leeds now have a mountain to climb.

GOAL! Southampton 3-2 Liverpool (Sulemana, 48’)

17:38 , Mike Jones

Kamaldeen Sulemana has another one! It’s a wonderful run from the Ghanaian winger who receives the ball on the halfway line, drives up the pitch, skips past a defender and curls onto into the top corner!

Second half: Back underway in the Premier League

17:36 , Mike Jones

The second half begins at Goodison Park, Elland Road and the King Power stadium and others. Leicester have jumped ahead of Everton but they could yet be relegated.

The last 45 minutes of the Premier League season kicks off around the country.

Half-time around the Premier League

17:31 , Mike Jones

Things are looking bleak at Goodison Park. Are Everton heading to the Championship?


Half-time around the Premier League

17:27 , Mike Jones

Leicester City have scored to get themselves in a position to stay up. They still need help from Bournemouth but it’s so far so good for Dean Smith’s side.

Everton have created a couple of chances but continue to struggle in the final third, Bournemouth look equally threatening and you feel if they score Everton’s chances of staying up evaporate.

Leeds are losing against Tottenham and have a mountain to climb.

Half-time around the Premier League!

17:23 , Mike Jones

As it stands:

17th: Leicester, 34 (-17 GD)

18th: Everton, 34 (-24 GD)

19th: Leeds, 31 (-28 GD)

20th: Southampton, 25 (-37 GD)

Half-time: Leeds 0-1 Tottenham

17:21 , Ben Fleming

A smattering of boos from the Elland Road faithful as the players head off for the break. Their behind after Kane’s second-minute strike and have created few chances of their own.

As things stand, they are down unless they can turn this game around and results in other games start going their way.

Half-time: Everton 0-0 Bournemouth

17:20 , Jack Rathborn

45+3 mins: Save! Everton swing the ball into the penalty area but Mark Travers punches it away from Yerry Mina. The ball comes out to Alex Iwobi who rolls it into the feet of James Garner.

Garner drills one at goal but Travers flaps it wide of the post to keep it level at half-time!


Leeds 0-1 Tottenham

17:19 , Ben Fleming

45+2 mins: Another half-chance from a corner as the ball drops to Kristensen but he can only slice the effort over the bar.

Leeds 0-1 Tottenham

17:18 , Ben Fleming

45+1 mins: Ayling wins the flick-on from the long throw-in and Rodrigo gets on the second ball around the penalty spot. He’s got a lot to do from there but can’t generate the power nor the accuracy and the header goes well wide.

Half-time: Leicester 1-0 West Ham

17:18 , Mike Jones

Leicester City could not have asked for a better first 45 minutes. Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho have been brilliant and they combined to get the Foxes ahead.

As it stands they’re ahead of Everton and will remain in the Premier League. There’s a big 45 minutes to come at the King Power Stadium.

GOAL! Aston Villa 2-1 Brighton (Undav, 39’)

17:15 , Jack Rathborn

Deniz Undav is having quite the day. He’s had a goal disallowed already then finds the back of the net once again. This one is flagged against him on the pitch but VAR overturns it and Brighton have one back!

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GOAL! Man Utd 1-1 Fulham (Sancho, 39’)

17:13 , Mike Jones

Jadon Sancho gets the equaliser for Manchester United!

Everton 0-0 Bournemouth

17:10 , Mike Jones

38 mins: Penalty shout!

Just before Leicester scored at the King Power stadium Lloyd Kelly brought Demarai Gray down inside the Bournemouth box at Goodison Park.

Everton wanted a penalty but the referee says Gray went down too easily and waved for play to go on. As it stands Everton are in the bottom three.

Leeds 0-1 Tottenham

17:10 , Ben Fleming

37 mins: Wober wins a header at the near post from the corner but Forster is able to tip the looping effort over the bar.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-1 Nottingham Forest (Awoniyi, 31')

17:08 , Mike Jones

Taiwo Awoniyi’s runs onto Morgan Gibbs-White’s long ball, goes past a defender smokes his effort past Sam Johnstone to send Forest ahead.

Leeds 0-1 Tottenham

17:07 , Ben Fleming

35 mins: McKennie receives the ball on the edge of the box but it’s a speculative effort from the American which drifts harmlessly wide.

GOAL! Leicester 1-0 West Ham (Barnes, 34’)

17:05 , Jack Rathborn

34 mins: Huge, huge goal from Harvey Barnes!

He brings the ball down the left wing before cutting inside and sending it to Kelechi Iheanacho. Barnes continues into the box and collects the return pass before slotting past Fabianski’s outstretched arms to put the Foxes in front!


Southampton 2-2 Liverpool (Sulemana, 28’)

17:03 , Mike Jones

What a comeback for the Saints! 2-0 down to 2-2. Kamaldeen Sulemana has his first Southampton goal to bring them level, slotting in past the Liverpool goalkeeper.

Leeds 0-1 Tottenham

17:03 , Ben Fleming

31 mins: It’s fair to say the life has been somewhat sucked out of this Leeds crowd but there has been precious little to shout about since Koch’s early chance.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Newcastle (Trippier OG, 27’)

17:02 , Mike Jones

Chelsea needed some luck and they’ve got it as Kieran Trippier deflects Raheem Sterling’s shot into his own net. The Blues are level against Newcastle.

GOAL! Arsenal 3-0 Wolves (Saka, 27’)

17:01 , Mike Jones

Bukayo Saka gets on the scoresheet as Arsenal end their fine season in wonderful fashion in front of their home supports. The Gunners are three goals to the good against Wolves now.

GOAL! Aston Villa 2-0 Brighton (Watkins, 26’)

16:59 , Mike Jones

Aston Villa have extended their lead over Brighton and look set to be playing in Europe next year!

Ollie Watkins is left with a tap-in after Jacob Ramsey dances into the box and slips him the ball.

Leeds 0-1 Tottenham

16:59 , Ben Fleming

26 mins: Kane finds a pocket of space inside the box but Cooper does well to close down the space and Kane’s effort is subsequently blocked with Robles able to claim to the loose ball.

Leicester 0-0 West Ham

16:56 , Mike Jones

24 mins: Lovely hold up play from Kelechi Iheancho sees him receive the ball just inside the penalty area. His back is to goal but he manages to lay the ball off to Harvey Barnes who cuts in from the left.

Barnes shoots but drills a low effort straight at Lukasz Fabianski who clings onto it.

GOAL! Southampton 1-2 Liverpool (Ward-Prowse, 19')

16:55 , Mike Jones

James Ward-Prowse pulls one back! With Southampton already relegated the England midfielder will have quite a few suitors over the summer and he’s doing himself no harm by trying to get the Saints back into this match.

Leeds 0-1 Tottenham

16:54 , Ben Fleming

21 mins: Leeds are certainly not leaving things to chance and throwing plenty of numbers forward. Kristensen is left in a two-versus-one against Kulusevski and Son but does superbly to prevent a goal-scoring opportunity.

Up the other end, Forshaw’s long-range effort is deflected behind by Sanchez.

GOAL! Man Utd 0-1 Fulham (Tete, 19’)

16:53 , Jack Rathborn

It’s a good job Manchester United have already secured Champions League football. There would have been a lot of nerves inside Old Trafford right now as Kenny Tete gives Fulham the lead.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Leicester 0-0 West Ham

16:50 , Mike Jones

18 mins: Still goalless at the King Power Stadium but Kelechi Iheanacho has come close for the home side. He blazes a shot from the front edge of the box past the opposite post but it’s a good sign for the Foxes.

They need to win to stay up.

GOAL! Southampton 0-2 Liverpool (Firmino, 14’)

16:48 , Mike Jones

Talk about departing stars. Roberto Firmino is ending his spell at Liverpool in equally brilliant fashion and has doubled Liverpool’s lead over the Saints.

This could turn into a big score.

Leeds 0-1 Tottenham

16:47 , Ben Fleming

15 mins: Wober also goes into the book in the early stages for Leeds after he brings down Kulusevski as the Swede looks to spin behind him.

GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 Wolves (Xhaka, 14’)

16:46 , Mike Jones

Granit Xhaka again! It’s a brace for the departing midfielder as Arsenal take complete control of their match against Wolves.

GOAL! Southampton 0-1 Liverpool (Jota, 10’)

16:45 , Jack Rathborn

Southampton attempt to play out from the back but Romeo Lavia messes it up and Liverpool’s pressing yields an open goal for Diogo Jota.

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GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Wolves (Xhaka, 11’)

16:43 , Jack Rathborn

Granit Xhaka looks to end his time with the Gunners in perfect fashion as he opens the scoring at the Emirates. He’s moving on in the summer and has scored in his final game for Arsenal.

They lead Wolves 1-0.

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(Getty Images)

Leeds 0-1 Tottenham

16:42 , Ben Fleming

9 mins: Spurs look to break from a Leeds corner but the move is halted as Struijk hauls back Lenglet. He receives the game’s first yellow card.

GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Newcastle (Gordon, 9’)

16:41 , Jack Rathborn

Newcastle have the lead too! Anthony Gordon meets the pass from Elliot Anderson to put the Toon in front. Chelsea’s poor season continues.

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Leeds 0-1 Tottenham

16:40 , Ben Fleming

7 mins: WIDE! The home fans have been in fine voice since going a goal down and as they continue to sing, Leeds go close to an equaliser.

Koch ghosts into the box between the Spurs centre-backs and is found by Rodrigo’s cross. He makes good contact with the header but it drifts just wide of the post.

A massive chance for Leeds!

GOAL! Aston Villa 1-0 Brighton (Douglas Luiz, 8’)

16:40 , Jack Rathborn

It’s a perfect response to Tottenham’s goal for Aston Villa who take the lead against Brighton to maintain their place in the Europa Conference League spot!

Douglas Luiz tapping home from close range.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Everton 0-0 Bournemouth

16:38 , Mike Jones

6 mins: These opening stages aren’t going Everton’s way as Bournemouth sweep forward again down the right wing. A cross is whipped over to Dango Ouattara who rises above James Garner and nods the ball across to Jefferson Lerma.

Lerma meets the pass and smokes it over the crossbar!

Everton 0-0 Bournemouth

16:36 , Mike Jones

3 mins: As news comes through of a goal in the match between Leeds and Tottenham, Bournemouth’s Dango Ouattara drives down the left wing before slipping the ball inside to Dominic Solanke.

He shifts to the right and looks to play in Ryan Christie but the forward loses possession on the edge of the penalty area.

GOAL! Leeds 0-1 Tottenham (Kane, 2)

16:33 , Ben Fleming

The worst possible start for Leeds who find themselves behind inside two minutes. Porro finds some space down the right flank and is found by the pass. He drifts inside and offloads it to Son.

Son drives into the box but feeds Kane who, on perhaps his last game for the club, smashes home past Robles.

Kick off! Premier League final day

16:31 , Mike Jones

The last 10 fixtures of the Premier League season get started. Leeds, Leicester and Everton are all fighting to remain in the top-flight with Aston Villa and Tottenham vying for seventh and a spot in the Europa Conference League.

There’s sure to be lots of drama to come as the Premier League heads to it’s conclusion. Who will be relegated, who will stay up?

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