Everton confirmed their Premier League status for another season by beating Bournemouth 1-0 at the Goodison Park on Sunday — while Leeds and Leicester will be playing in the Championship next season.
The Foxes kept their side of the bargain by beating West Ham 2-1 at the King Power, and they would have stayed up if Bournemouth had scored an equaliser on Merseyside.
Leicester’s relegation comes just seven years after they won the Premier League title. As for Leeds, they were beaten 4-1 by Tottenham at Elland Road to end their three-year stay in the top flight.
Everton sat on 33 points heading into the final day, with Leicester and Leeds both on 31 points. The Foxes boasted a far superior goal difference to their rivals, meaning they would stay up if they won and Everton drew. Leeds did not have the same luxury.
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Within two minutes of the kick-off, Leeds’ hopes were in tatters. Son Heung-min teed up Harry Kane from around 12 yards out – and there was only going to be one outcome. The England captain smashed the ball into the top corner to silence Elland Road.
The Foxes then made their move. Harvey Barnes played a nice one-two with Kelechi Iheanacho down the left channel before slotting the ball into the back of the net. Leicester fans, knowing they were now out of the relegation zone, went wild.
Leeds started the second half in the exact same way. Kane put Pedro Porro through on goal after some brilliant work before the Spaniard did the rest. Rasmus Kristensen told his Leeds team-mates to keep their heads up, but their fate was all but sealed.