Spurs sixth; Norwich relegated

A review of the action away from the title race on the final day of the Barclays Premier League season.

Last Updated: 11/05/14 at 18:07 Post Comment

Tim Sherwood's Tottenham will play Europa League football next season

Tim Sherwood's Tottenham will play Europa League football next season

Tottenham clinched a place in next season's Europa League with victory over Aston Villa on Sunday.

They won 3-0 at White Hart Lane with all the goals before half time thanks to Paulinho, an own goal from Nathan Baker and an Emmanuel Adebayor penalty as Villa fell to their 20th defeat and finished 15th.

As a result, Spurs finish sixth and join Everton and Hull in the Europa tournament next season.

Spurs would actually have qualified regardless of their result as Manchester United failed to beat Southampton at St Mary's.

The Red Devils subsequently fail to qualify for European football for the first time since finishing 11th in 1988/89.

Rickie Lambert issued a timely reminder of his England credentials in front of Roy Hodgson with a cool finish in the 1-1 draw.

Juan Mata responded with his sixth goal in a United shirt to end a disappointing season with a point.

Norwich's relegation to the Championship was confirmed without much fuss as Arsenal cruised to a 2-0 victory at Carrow Road.

The Gunners, who can be forgiven for having one eye on next week's FA Cup final, wrapped up the win with goals from Aaron Ramsey and Carl Jenkinson.

Hull, Arsenal's opponents in next week's cup final, signed off their campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Everton at the KC Stadium.

Steve Bruce's side fell behind early on as James McCarthy scored his first goal since moving to Goodison Park from Wigan in the summer, before Romelu Lukaku ended his loan spell at the Toffees by notching his 15th of the season.

Garry Monk's Swansea ended Sunderland's four-match winning streak, which included the scalps of Chelsea and Manchester United, by coming out on top 3-1 at the Stadium of Light.

Goals from Nathan Dyer and Marvin Emnes put the Swans in control after 14 minutes and though Fabio Borini got one back for the hosts, Wilfried Bony notched his 16th league goal of the season to complete the scoring.

Cardiff signed off their year in the Premier League, after their relegation was confirmed last week, with a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea.

Craig Bellamy's early strike looked to be sending them away with a great result, but Jose Mourinho's Chelsea hit back with goals from Andre Schurrle and Fernando Torres.

Fulham bowed out with a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace.

Dwight Gayle bagged a brace to take his recent tally to four goals in two games, with 19-year-old Cauley Woodrow equalising for the hosts in between, before Chris David ensured it ended all square late on.

West Brom brought the curtain down on their disappointing season by finishing directly above the trapdoor as Gareth McAuley's own goal and a Charlie Adam strike gave a 2-1 win to Stoke at The Hawthorns, Stephane Sessegnon having equalised in between the strikes.


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