Aston Villa escape as Bournemouth, Watford join relegated Norwich in dramatic final day

Aston Villa escape as Bournemouth, Watford join relegated Norwich in dramatic final day

- Aston Villa's 1-1 draw at West Ham United was enough for the Clarets to escape relegation

- Bournemouth and Watford now join Norwich as they relegate to the English Championship

- Manchester United and Chelsea are however through to next season's UEFA Champions League

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Aston Villa have escaped relegation after the Clarets managed a 1-1 draw away at West ham United on the Premier League final day full of suspense and drama.

Jack Grealish powered his side ahead in the encounter just five minutes to the end and the goal was cancelled less than sixty seconds later by Andriy Yarmolenko, it was however enough for Villa to escape relegation.

Aston Villa finished 17th on the Premier League standings with 35 points, just one point ahead relegated AFC Bournemouth and Watford who finish 18th and 19th respectively.

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Bournemouth who needed a win and hope West Ham United do them a favour by beating Villa did their own job as they overcame Everton 3-1 away from home, but the results on the other game did not go their way.

Aston Villa escape as Bournemouth, Watford join relegated Norwich in dramatic final day

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish fires the ball into the net. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Watford on the other hand fought so hard at the Emirates as a win for them could have seen them through. However the Hornets started the day baddly having went behind 3-0 to the Gunners.

They laboured hard in the latter stages and got two goals back, but that was how it ended and they will also be playing in the Championships next season.

Already relegated Norwich suffered the heaviest defeat on the final day having lost 5-0 away to Manchester City at the Etihad.

Final day results

Arsenal 3-2 Watford

Burnley 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion

Chelsea 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Everton 1-3 AFC Bournemouth

Champions League defending champions Liverpool stunned by Napoli

Leicester City 0-2 Manchester United

Manchester City 5-0 Norwich City

Newcastle United 1-3 Liverpool

Southampton 1-3 Sheffield United

West Ham United 1-1 Aston Villa also reported that Chelsea and Manchester United have secured their places in next season's Champions League competition following their 2-0 win over Wolves and the 1-0 win against Leicester City respectively.

The Blues scored two second-half goals from Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud to book their place in the top four.

It also took a second-half penalty from Bruno Fernandes to score the only goal away at Leicester after Anthony Martial was brought down by Johnny Evans.

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