Premier league: Man City has to wait to get the title while Everton stays in PL after final-day escape, Leicester and Leeds relegated


LEICESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City’s 59th game of a marathon campaign ended in rare defeat. But, it’s the 60th and 61st that will truly define their season.

Pep Guardiola knows what lies ahead: history – or at least a crack at it.

Here on the final day of the Premier League season Brentford defender Ethan Pinnock drilled home a late winner to inflict on City only their seventh loss in all competitions this season – and their first in 26 matches.

Everton staged another last-day escape in the Premier League to extend its 69-year stay in England’s top division as Leicester and Leeds were relegated on Sunday.

Abdoulaye Doucouré smashed home a 57th-minute goal to earn Everton a 1-0 win over Bournemouth that was enough to keep the team two points above Leicester, whose 2-1 victory against West Ham was in vain.

Leicester is relegated seven years after winning the Premier League at preseason odds of 5,000-1 in one of sport’s great underdog stories.

Leeds lost 4-1 to Tottenham and also went down after three years in the league.

Everton, which has been in the top division since 1954, survived on the final day of the season in both 1994 and 1998.

Relegation was the main focus on Sunday with the title having already been clinched by Manchester City and the four qualifiers for next season’s Champions League already decided.

Manchester United climbed above Newcastle to finish third thanks to a 2-1 win over Fulham, while Aston Villa sealed seventh place and a spot in the Europa Conference League after beating Brighton 2-1.

The wildest game saw Southampton and Liverpool draw 4-4.


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