Tottenham’s C’League Hope Ends As Burnley Is Relegated
TOTTENHAM’S Champions League hopes were extinguished in embarrassing fashion as they lost 3-0 to Stoke to suffer their heaviest defeat against the Potters in 80 years.
Spurs had won four of their previous five league matches at the Britannia Stadium but their misery was complete when Mame Diouf rounded off the very one-sided hammering late on.
Burnley have been relegated after just one season in the Barclays Premier League – and they may just drag Hull down with them after a 1-0 win at the KC Stadium.
Danny Ings’ 10th goal of the season – Burnley’s first in more than 10 hours – earned the Clarets a fifth successive away win over the Tigers but it was not enough to save them from the drop after Sunderland and Leicester secured victories and Newcastle claimed a precious point.
A fourth straight away defeat looks to have finally ended Southampton’s hopes of catching Liverpool in fifth spot.
Sunderland climbed out of the bottom three with a 2-0 win at Everton in Saturday’s early game.
Leicester continued their remarkable march towards safety with a 2-0 win over Southampton at the King Power Stadium.
Riyad Mahrez enhanced his growing reputation by scoring both goals as Nigel Pearson, this week named Manager of the Month for April, celebrated a sixth victory in seven matches.
Tom Cleverley handed Aston Villa a massive survival boost as they hung on to beat West Ham 1-0.
The midfielder scored his third goal in three games to move Villa four points clear of the drop zone in a pulsating relegation scrap.