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BREAKING: Leicester City and Leeds United relegated from the Premier League, Everton survive

BREAKING: Leicester City and Leeds United relegated from the Premier League, Everton survive

Leicester managed to beat West Ham United but Abdoulaye Doucoure's goal sent them and Leeds down to the Championship.

Abdoulaye Doucoure's stunning goal for Everton secured their place in the Premier League and sent Leicester City and Leeds United down into the Championship.

Leicester managed to do their part by defeating West Ham United but Leeds were always going down, after losing to Tottenham Hotspur, but it was in vain for the Foxes thanks to Everton's result.

Everton always had the advantage heading into the final day of the season, knowing that a win would mean they continued in the top flight.

Leicester had given themselves a chance on the final day by securing a draw with Newcastle United in their penultimate game of the season.

With a far superior goal difference to the Toffees, Dean Smith's side knew that a win against West Ham would mean that Sean Dyche's men would also need to win.

Leeds on the other hand needed to beat Tottenham and hope that both of their rivals lost their games, leaving them very little chance of staying up.

Sam Allardyce's Leeds started with six defenders on the pitch against Spurs but it didn't help them as Harry Kane opened the scoring after two minutes.

Leicester were next to make an impact on the fight to stay up with Harvey Barnes slotting home to put them ahead at home to the Hammers.

At that point Smith's side were staying in the top tier and relegating Everton into the second tier for the first time in 70 years, but there was plenty of time to go.

Leeds then went two goals down just minutes after the beginning of the second half and it looked certain that they would be going down.

Doucoure then scored from the edge of the area with just over half an hour to go at Goodison Park, once again taking Dyche's team out of the relegation zone.

Everton fans celebrate after Doucoure's goal. Image: Alamy
Everton fans celebrate after Doucoure's goal. Image: Alamy

Leicester then doubled their lead through Wout Faes but still needed a goal for Bournemouth to get out of their position in the bottom three.

Hope sprang eternal for Leeds as Jack Harrison halved the deficit to Spurs when he scored in the 67th minute but Kane doubled his tally for the afternoon just two minutes later.

Pablo Fornals pulled one back for David Moyes' team and Lucas Moura scored on his final appearance for Spurs but none of it mattered.

Jordan Pickford's late save from Matias Vina late in injury time was all that mattered and it settled the issue, keeping Everton in the Premier League.

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Topics: Football, Premier League, Leeds United, Leicester City, Everton, Football Manager, EFL Championship