2015-16 Barclays Premier League

Full-time: Norwich City 4-2 Watford

Full-time: Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Full-time: Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

  • Sunderland secure top-flight football for the 10th consecutive season as goals from Patrick van Aanholt and Lamine Kone secure comfortable victory over hapless Everton at the Stadium of Light
  • Norwich overturn an early deficit and end a run of four straight defeats without scoring against Watford, but the result on Wearside relegates both them and Newcastle with one match to spare
  • Christian Benteke nets in injury time to cancel out Eden Hazard's sublime solo effort as Europa League finalists Liverpool claim last-gasp draw against Chelsea
Lamine Kone scored twice on a memorable evening for Sunderland at the Stadium of Light SCOTT HEPPELL/AFP/Getty Images

That is all for this live blog, but stay tuned to IBTimes UK for more on the news that Newcastle and Norwich have been relegated from the Premier League. Goodnight.


Not much riding on that result, of course, but a late equaliser will keep Liverpool's spirits up ahead of the Europa League final next week. The Reds travel to West Brom on the final day of the Premier League season, while Chelsea host champions Leicester.



Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea


Liverpool claim a point in stoppage time. Substitute Ojo's cross from the left flank is not dealt with by Begovic and Benteke is on hand at the back post to head home into an empty net. Woeful goalkeeping.

Hiddink throws on Loftus-Cheek for Pedro before Allen and Kenedy are warned for an ugly tussle.


Goal: Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea (Christian Benteke)


We are into the final stages at Anfield, where Chelsea still lead 1-0. Three minutes of added time signalled.


So there we have it. After spending 237 days in the bottom three and never rising higher than 17th, Sunderland have retained their place in the top-flight for a 10th consecutive season.

Sunderland fans

There will be no final day drama as fierce rivals Newcastle join last season's play-off winners Norwich back in the Championship. The Magpies have not played in the second tier since 2010, when they chalked up 102 points under Chris Hughton en route to a comfortable title triumph.


Newcastle and Norwich are both relegated to the Championship


Sunderland secure Premier League survival



Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Norwich 4-2 Watford


Mirallas finds himself clean through and tries to lift the ball over Mannone but watches it drift wide of the post. The final whistle blows. Sunderland have survived again.


Lennon beats Van Aanholt and sets up Mirallas, who steps inside Kaboul before his effort is saved by Mannone. Lukaku then lashes against the crossbar. This has not been Everton's night by any stretch of the imagination.

The five minutes of added time are almost up. Sunderland supporters are crying out for the final whistle.


Osman is presented with a free header at a corner,but cannot make the most of it and glances wide.


Watmore and Defoe lead another Sunderland attack. The latter easily drifts past a stationary Funes Mori before shooting straight at the legs of Joel. That fourth goal just won't come.


With just under 20 minutes remaining, Hiddink opts to hand a first-team debut to Abraham. The 18-year-old striker has scored plenty of goals for Chelsea's youth teams and replaces Traore.

Allen is also on for Milner and Benteke takes the place of Lallana.


Another save from Mignolet, this time to deny Traore. Milner is shown a yellow card for bundling over Fabregas.


Khazri is greeted by a hearty round of applause as he walks off to be replaced by Duncan Watmore. It has been another impressive performance from the Tunisian winger, who only arrived at Sunderland from Bordeaux in late January.


A wannabe streaker has just invaded the pitch at the Stadium of Light. He is swiftly removed by stewards and Leon Osman replaces Cleverley for Everton.


Mignolet parries away a Pedro shot before, at the other end, Lallana turns a difficult effort wide.

Sunderland have brought on regular skipper John O'Shea for Cattermole.


Better from Sturridge as he links up with Lallana and forces a good save from Begovic. The Chelsea goalkeeper then has little trouble in catching a tame Toure header.


Khazri curls a pass towards Yedlin at the back post, but the right-back falls at the vital moment and the ball trickles harmlessly out of play for a goal kick. Defoe would have had a tap-in, there.


A Baines corner from the left-hand side arrives at the near post, where Barry rises above Cattermole to head towards goal. Mannone holds with a rather theatrical save.


Hazard's latest low drive is saved by Mignolet. Willian, who looks to be holding his hamstring in discomfort, makes way for Kenedy.


Allardyce makes his first change of the evening, replacing Kirchoff with Sebastian Larsson. 20 minutes remaining before survival is officially confirmed.