Leicester have been relegated from the Premier League simply seven years after a spectacular title triumph as Everton extended their 69-year keep within the English high flight by beating Bournemouth 1-0 on Sunday. Leeds can even return to the Championship after three seasons within the Premier League as their relegation was confirmed by a 4-1 defeat to Tottenham. Abdoulaye Doucoure was Everton’s hero after the French midfielder smashed dwelling from the sting of the field on 57 minutes to spark jubilant celebrations round Goodison Park.
In distinction, Leicester have been crestfallen as they went down, regardless of their 2-1 win over West Ham.
Everton started the afternoon answerable for their very own destiny however put a raucous assist of 40,000 followers at Goodison Park by means of the mill earlier than securing survival.
Scoring targets has been an issue for Sean Dyche’s males and so they badly missed the presence of talismanic striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Even when Everton did open up the guests, Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers produced a surprising save to disclaim Idrissa Gueye halfway by means of the primary half.
Travers was a late substitute within the Bournemouth aspect after captain Neto missed out for private causes and extra heroics from the Irish goalkeeper prevented Demarai Grey from opening the scoring early within the second interval.
Conceding first would doubtless have been deadly for Everton, who haven’t scored greater than as soon as at dwelling since October.
The aid round Goodison was palpable when Doucoure’s candy strike lastly acquired the higher of Travers.
Everton nonetheless had an anxious half hour to see out and Jordan Pickford needed to make a advantageous save to disclaim Matias Vina an equaliser throughout 10 minutes of added time to recover from the road.
Too late for Leicester
Leicester did what they needed to do on the day because the Foxes gained for simply the second time in 17 video games.
But it surely was too little, too late for a gifted squad that badly underperformed