In what is a roundup to a dramatic season in the English Premier League, Fulham and Cardiff, have become the first two teams to suffer relegation this season, after suffering heavy defeats to Stoke City and Newcastle respectively. The 2013/2014 season will go down in history as one of the most keenly contested seasons as there is just 1 match to go. Manchester City sit on top after dispatching Everton 3-2 in a keenly contested match at Goodison Park. With Sunderland winning 1-0 against Manchester United at Old Trafford, both teams needed to get wins, to carry the fight against relegation to the last day. However, goals from Osaze Odemwingie, Marko Arnautovic, Oussama Assaidi and Jon Walters, ensured the Potters sent Felix Magath’s men down.
At different points in the season, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City were all in pole position to clinch the title. Newcastle also ended a six-game losing streak, with a 3-0 win over Cardiff City. Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy and Steven Taylor scored to give the Magpies all three points. Everton’s loss at Goodison Park ensured Arsenal will qualify for the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season. In other matches, Aston Villa beat Hull City 3-1 at Villa Park, to secure their EPL status, while Southampton clinched a late winner away to Swansea.