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EPL: Leicester City, Leeds United relegated, final day results

Relegated: Sam Allardyce could not save Leeds//Reuters

Leicester City and Leeds United will join Southampton in the Championship after being relegated from the Premier League on the final day of the season.

The Foxes’ fate was out of their hands heading into the last round of fixtures, and Everton’s 1-0 victory over Bournemouth meant the 2015-16 winners slipped into the Championship by two points.

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While Toffees fans were ecstatic at Goodison Park, Leicester supporters at the King Power were left to rue a miserable campaign in which they won only nine league matches.

“I can only look at my seven weeks and eight games,” he said. “I always felt coming in it was going to be tough. The confidence and belief was low.

“I felt we would need 11 points to stay up, it turned out to be 11 but we only got nine. In that regard, I have failed,” interim manager Dean Smith said.

Leeds United were relegated from the Premier League as they lost their final game of the season to Tottenham Hotspur.

Leeds relegated
Down and out: Leeds United were relegated

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The Whites’ fans turned on both their team and the club’s owners as the West Yorkshire side’s three-year top-flight stay came to a meek and pitiful end at Elland Road.

Needing to win to stand any chance of preserving their Premier League status, Leeds trailed inside the opening two minutes through Harry Kane’s excellent finish.

Pedro Porro then doubled Tottenham’s lead when he fired in from a tight angle early in the second half.

Jack Harrison made it 2-1 to give Leeds brief hope of pulling off an unlikely escape, but Kane’s 30th league goal of the season restored Spurs’ two-goal advantage.

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Lucas Moura marked his farewell appearance by scoring a fine solo goal in injury time, although Tottenham’s first top-flight win outside London since October was not enough to prevent them missing out on European qualification for the first time since they finished eighth in 2008-09.

Other results

Arsenal 5 -0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Aston Villa 2 – 1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Brentford 1 -0 Manchester City

Chelsea 1 -1 Newcastle United

Crystal Palace 1 – 1 Nottingham Forest

Everton 1 -0 AFC Bournemouth

Manchester United 2 -1 Fulham

Southampton 4 – 4 Liverpool

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