Week 35: Middlesbrough snatch point off Man City, Bournemouth relegate Sunderland

Gabriel Jesus saved Man City’s blushes, as Pep Guardiola’s side denied Middlesbrough a massive three points in their fight against relegation by rescuing a late 2-2 draw at the Riverside.

Former Man City striker Alvaro Negredo gave Boro the lead after 38 minutes, as he fired the ball home in off the post from the edge of the area to help the hom side take a surprise 1-0 lead into half-time.

Gabriel Jesus’ late header denied Boro a big win in their fight against the drop
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Sergio Aguero slotted home a controversial penalty to level things up on 69 minutes after Marten De Roon brought down Leroy Sane, but Calum Chambers poked in from close range on 77 minutes to put Boro back in front.

However, Gabriel Jesus would deny Steve Agnew’s side back-to-back wins,as the Brazilian striker headed home from Aguero’s cross to rescue a point for Man City and leave Boro in danger of relegation.

Sunderland’s ten-year stay in the Premier League came to an end, as David Moyes side were relegated to the Championship after falling to a late 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth.

Joshua King scored the only goal in the 88th minute, as the former Man United man slotted home in at the near post from Ryan Fraser’s short cross to seal the Black Cats fate.

Swansea came from behind to rescue what could be a big point in their fight against relegation, as Paul Clement’s side denied Man United the chance to move into the top four with a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Wayne Rooney put the Red Devils in front just before half-time as he slotted home from the penalty spot, after Lukas Fabianski brought down Marcus Rashford inside the box.

However, Gylfi Sigurdsson’s 79th minute free kick curled over the wall and into the back of the net from 20 yards to give Paul Clement’s side a deserved draw.

Swansea still remain two points off 17th place Hull, as Eldin Jakupovic saved a late Dusan Tadic to help the Tigers hold Southampton to a scoreless draw to boost their chances of survival.

Chelsea moved to within three wins away of securing the Premier League title, as Antonio Conte’s side thrashed Everton 3-0 to maintain a four point cushion at the top of the table.

Pedro’s superb left-footed strike from 25 yards found the top corner to break the deadlock on 66 minutes, before Gary Cahill doubled the away side’s lead as he bundled the ball over the line from Eden Hazard’s free kick.

Willian put the icing on the cake for the Blues as he slotted into an empty net from Cesc Fabregas’ pull back to seal a 3-0 win, which was just Everton’s second home defeat this season.

Tottenham kept the pressure on leaders Chelsea, as Mauricio Pochettino’s side ensured they will finish above rivals Arsenal in the Premier League for the first time in 22 years after a 2-0 win in the North London Derby.

Dele Alli’s 17th league goal of the campaign broke the deadlock on 55 minutes as he tucked the ball into the far corner, after Petr Cech parried Christian Eriksen’s angled shot into the path of the PFA Young Player of the year.

Harry Kane doubled Spurs advantage just over a minute later as he was fouled by Gabriel Paulista inside the box and made no mistake from the penalty spot in seal Tottenham’s 13th win a row

Liverpool edged closer to securing Champions League football for next season, as Emre Can’s wonder goal proved the difference for the Reds in a 1-0 win over Watford.

The only goal of the game came just before half-time, as Can’s spectacular overhead kick powered past Heurelho¬†Gomes in the Watford goal from the edge of the area.

Elsewhere, goals from Ashley Barnes and Andre Gray helped Burnley secure their first away win of the season with a 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace, while Jamie Vardy scored the only goal in Leicester’s 1-0 win over West Brom to move the Foxes onto the 40 point mark.

Emre Can’s goal of the season contender helped Liverpool beat Watford
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Saturday 29 Apr

Southampton 0-0 Hull
Stoke 0-0 West Ham
Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth (King 88)
West Brom 0-1 Leicester (Vardy 43)
Crystal Palace 0-2 Burnley (Barnes 7, Gray 85)

Sunday 30 Apr

Man United 1-1 Swansea (Rooney pen 45 | Sigurdsson 79)
Everton 0-3 Chelsea (Pedro 66, Cahill 79, Willian 86)
Middlesbrough 2-2 Man City (Negredo 38, Chambers 77 | Aguero pen 69, Jesus 85)
Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal (Alli 55, Kane pen 58)

Monday 1 May

Watford 0-1 Liverpool (Can 45)

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