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Hull relegated after goalless draw

Hull relegated after goalless draw
May 24
17:12 2015

Hull City have been relegated to the Championship after a 0-0 draw with Manchester United and Newcastle’s 2-0 win over West Ham condemned them to the drop.

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The Tigers had to better the Magpies’ result, but goals from Moussa Sissoko and Jonas Gutierrez ensured Hull’s goalless draw with the Red Devils came to nothing.

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Paul McShane and Robbie Brady had goals ruled out for offside while Victor Valdes denied Nikica Jelavic in the second half.

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Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini was sent off late on for the visitors, but there were plenty of tears at the KC Stadium afterwards.

Champions Chelsea defeated Sunderland 3-1 before lifting the trophy at Stamford Bridge.

Sunderland, safe after their draw at Arsenal on Wednesday, took a shock lead on 27 minutes when Steven Fletcher headed in from Adam Johnson’s corner.

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After Didier Drogba was carried off in his final game for Chelsea, the Blues equalised as Diego Costa scored from the penalty spot after Juan Cuadrado was brought down by John O’Shea.

Loic Remy’s low shot made it 2-1 for the hosts and the striker grabbed his second of the game, latching onto Nemanja Matic’s cross before finishing from close range.

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At the Emirates, Theo Walcott scored a hat-trick as Arsenal beat West Brom 4-1.

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The Gunners took the lead in the fifth minute when Walcott hammered a shot into the top corner from a pass from Santi Cazorla.

Walcott scored his second of the game nine minutes later, toe poking the ball past goalkeeper Boaz Myhill following a run by Jack Wilshere.

Wilshere then got his name on the scoresheet, finding the corner of the net from the edge of the area.

Walcott completed his hat-trick before the break, rounding off a fine passing move by the Gunners to make it 4-0.

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The visitors pulled a goal back just before the hour mark, Gareth McAuley nodding in from Chris Brunt’s corner.

Steven Gerrard’s last game for Liverpool ended in a humiliating 6-1 defeat to Stoke City.

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The Reds were 1-0 down after 21 minutes as Mame Biram Diouf pounced on goalkeeper Simon Mignolet’s parry to fire into the roof of the net.

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Diouf doubled Stoke’s lead four minutes later, shooting from the edge of the box after being assisted by Marko Arnautovic.

Jonathan Walters piled the misery on Liverpool, making it 3-0 from a header after his initial shot was saved.

Former Liverpool player Charlie Adam made it 4-0 in the 41st minute, guiding a low shot past goalkeeper Mignolet after robbing Lucas Leiva of the ball.

It was 5-0 before the break as Steven Nzonzi curled the ball from around 25 yards.

Gerrard, who will join LA Galaxy in the summer, pulled a goal back for Liverpool in the second half, slotting beyond goalkeeper Asmir Begovic after latching onto Rickie Lambert’s header.

But Stoke scored their sixth goal through Peter Crouch, who passed Alan Shearer’s record for most headed Barclays Premier League goals with his 47th.

The result ensured Liverpool finished sixth on the table.

At the Etihad, Manchester City beat Southampton 2-0 with Frank Lampard and Sergio Aguero on target.

Lampard, captaining City on the day, made it 1-0 to the hosts from a pass from James Milner.

Aguero scored his 26th league goal of the season to seal all three points, nodding in from close range.

Tottenham climbed above Liverpool to finish fifth in the table as Harry Kane’s goal clinched a 1-0 win and three points at Everton.

Kane scored his 21st league goal of the season, heading in from Eric Dier’s cross on 24 minutes.

Leicester City finished their season on a high with a 5-1 victory over relegated Queens Park Rangers while Marouane Chamakh helped Crystal Palace to a 1-0 win over Swansea.

Relegated Burnley defeated Aston Villa 1-0 from an early Danny Ings’ strike.

 

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