• Fernando Llorente header sees Swans leapfrog Hull City who drop into the bottom three.
  • Sunderland end Marco Silva's 41-match unbeaten run at home with 2-0 win.

Swansea City climbed out of the bottom three for the first time in a month after beating Everton on a pivotal day in the battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League. Fernando Llorente scored the only goal in the first half to help the Swans leapfrog Hull City with two games of the season remaining.

The Tigers left the door open for Paul Clement's side after they were comfortably beaten by already-relegated Sunderland at the KCOM Stadium. Billy Jones headed home from close range after 69 minutes before Jermain Defoe ended a 10-game run without a goal with a stoppage time strike to clinch the points.

Fernando Llorente
Llorente netted a first half header as Swansea boosted their survival hopes. Reuters

While victory for David Moyes enhances his hopes of remaining as Black Cats boss next season as they seek re-promotion from the Championship, the loss ended Marco Silva's 41-game unbeaten home run as a manager, a streak built at four different clubs, at the worst possible time of the campaign.

"It's disappointing," said Silva. "We had chances to score in many moments of the game. Ultimately there was big tension in some of the team. We need to be calm in some moments.

"When you don't do this you start to lose focus and we conceded two from set-pieces. Now is the moment to rest and analyse. It's an important moment for us. We didn't achieve what we wanted from the match but we have two more games."

Premier League results:

AFC Bournemouth 2-2 Stoke City

Burnley 2-2 West Bromwich Albion

Hull City 0-2 Sunderland

Leicester City 3-0 Watford

Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

Swansea City 1-0 Everton

Wins over Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion in their final two games will assured survival for Swansea, while Hull face Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur in the concluding weeks of the season.

And Silva's side will be hopeful of dragging Palace further towards the drop zone next week after they lost for the third time in a row at Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's side produced their biggest top flight win of the season after a five-star display improved their Champions League qualification hopes.

David Silva put the hosts ahead after just two minutes after Martin Kelly's poor clearance, before Vincent Kompany smashed home just after the interval. Kevin de Bruyne swept home the third, Raheem Sterling volleyed home from Pablo Zabaleta's header and Nicolas Otamendi glanced in to send City into third on goal difference.

Jermain Defoe
Defoe scored in stoppage time to end a run of 10 games without a goal. Reuters

West Brom ended a run of five games without a goal to claim a point at Burnley to cement their top half position. Sam Vokes opened the scoring but Salomon Rondon and Craig Dawson looked to have put the Baggies on course for their first win since March. But Wales international Vokes headed in in the 86<sup>th minute to put the Clarets six points clear of the relegation zone.

Records tumbled at the King Power Stadium as Leicester City climbed into the top half for the first time since September after thumping Watford, whose manager Walter Mazzari remains under pressure after a fourth loss in five games. The Foxes confirmed survival as goals from Wilfried Ndidi, Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton propelled them into ninth. Craig Shakespeare is now just the fourth manager to win his first five Premier League home matches, while Jamie Vardy has now contributed in 60 Leicester goals in the top flight, more than any other player.

Bournemouth came from behind to draw with Stoke City. Lys Mousset's own goal was cancelled out by Junior Stanislas, before Mame Biram Diouf looked set to give the Potters all three points. But Ryan Shawcross put through his own net to see the points shared.