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Premier League Overnight Recap: Liverpool, Palace win big

  • Premier League Overnight Recap: Liverpool, Palace win big

    TOPSHOT - Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (C) joins the celerbation after Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (R) scored their second goal during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Liverpool at The London Stadium, in east London on May 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Premier League Overnight Recap: Liverpool, Palace win big

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Patrick van Aanholt of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal with Christian Benteke of Crystal Palace and the Crystal Palace fans during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

  • Premier League Overnight Recap: Liverpool, Palace win big

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Michael Dawson of Hull City looks dejected as they are relegated to the Championship after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

  • Premier League Overnight Recap: Liverpool, Palace win big

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Victor Wanyama of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on May 14, 2017 in London, England. Tottenham Hotspur are playing their last ever home match at White Hart Lane after their 112 year stay at the stadium. Spurs will play at Wembley Stadium next season with a move to a newly built stadium for the 2018-19 campaign. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Liverpool have inched closer to a spot in next season's Champions League with a 4-0 thumping of West Ham at the Olympic Stadium. Daniel Sturridge made his first Premier League start since January in place of the injured Roberto Firmino and contributed brilliantly, scoring in typical fashion by rounding the keeper one-on-one to open the scoring. The Reds somehow escaped a Hammers equaliser when Andre Ayew struck the post from point-blank range. Philippe Coutinho scored a dazzling individual goal to double the lead before notching his second four minutes later amidst controversy. Georginio Wijnaldum clearly handled the ball in his own box but the penalty was waved away and Coutinho found the net on the counter. A tap-in by Divock Origi rounded out the scoring in the 76th minute after a scramble in the penalty box.

Crystal Palace condemned Hull City to the Championship with a 4-0 thrashing at Selhurst Park. A poor back-pass from Hull's centre-back Andrea Ranocchia set the afternoon in motion when Wilfried Zaha found the net as a result. Christian Benteke headed in Palace's second after the half hour mark to increase his tally to 15 League goals for the season. Late goals to Luka Milivojevic (from the penalty spot) and Patrick Van Aanholt  secured the victory. The result means that Crystal Palace's safety is secured as already presumed while Hull is the final team to get relegated from the top flight this season, returning to the Championship after just one season. 

Tottenham may have lost out in the title race to London rivals, Chelsea, but they bid farewell to their iconic home White Hart Lane in perfect fashion with a 2-1 victory over Manchester United. Former Spurs stars David Ginola, Dimitar Berbatov and Teddy Sheringham were in attendance to celebrate the occasion and fans were able to rush the pitch after full-time. A powering header from Victor Wanyama sent the crowd into raptures before Harry Kane broke his goal-scoring duck against the Red Devils early in the second half as he latched onto a Christian Eriksen set-piece. Wayne Rooney reduced the deficit but it wasn't enough as Spurs held on for an historic win.   

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