Championship Sunday 2016-17

Championship Sunday roundup: Chelsea crowned, Liverpool secures UCL spot

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Antonio Conte‘s successful first season at Stamford Bridge concluded in style on Championship Sunday as Chelsea — the 2016/17 Premier League winners — ended their title-winning campaign with a convincing win in front of their home supporters.

With everything else to play for essentially locked up heading into the final day, the most attention was on Anfield and the Emirates Stadium as both Liverpool and Arsenal fought in their respective matches to capture the fourth and final Champions League spot.

Meanwhile, finishes were aplenty on the day as 37 goals came in on Sunday, including Tottenham’s seven-goal outburst at Hull City.

Here’s a final look back at Championship Sunday and a brief recap of the results that came in from all 10 matches:

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Chelsea 5-1 SunderlandRECAP

It’s only fitting that the Blues went out in style on Sunday after already capturing the league. The win over already-relegated Sunderland brought Chelsea’s victory tally up to 30 on the season, a new Premier League record. Conte’s men fell behind after three minutes, but from there, it was smooth sailing as Willian, Eden Hazard, Pedro and Michy Batshuayi‘s brace gave the home side a thrilling send off to the PL campaign.

Chelsea’s next step will be to clinch the double next weekend when the champions take on fellow Londoners, Arsenal, in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

Hull City 1-7 Tottenham HotspurRECAP

In many other seasons Tottenham’s performance would have won them a title, but Spurs still ended the season in fantastic style away from home. Harry Kane cemented his place as Golden Boot winner for the second straight season after recording a hat-trick at the KCOM Stadium on Sunday.

Meanwhile, goals also came in from Dele Alli, Ben Davies, Toby Alderweireld, and Victor Wanyama as Spurs destroyed the hosts, who will fall to the Championship next season following relegation.

Watford 0-5 Manchester CityRECAP

The Citizens needed just a point on Sunday to ensure a top four finish, and Pep Guardiola‘s side took no risks against the Hornets with a dominating performance on the road. Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho found the back of the net at Vicarage Road, as Manchester City finishes third in Guardiola’s first PL season.

Liverpool 3-0 MiddlesbroughRECAP

It was the only major battle of the day but Liverpool needed a victory to keep Arsenal out of the UCL, and the Reds did just that with a strong performance at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp‘s side captured fourth place and a spot in next season’s UCL behind goals from Georginio WijnaldumPhilippe Coutinho, and Adam Lallana, while Middlesbrough’s PL run officially came to an end on Sunday as they go back down to the Championship in 2017/18.

Arsenal 3-1 EvertonRECAP

The Gunners took care of business at the Emirates, despite playing with 10 men most of the day, but Liverpool’s victory guaranteed that Arsenal would miss out on the UCL for the first time in Arsene Wenger‘s tenure. Goals from Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey paced the hosts, even after Laurent Koscielny was sent off in the 14th minute. Romelu Lukaku‘s second-half penalty brought the scoreline to 2-1 with over half an hour remaining, but Everton couldn’t crack the Arsenal back line for a second time.

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Manchester United 2-0 Crystal PalaceRECAP

It was the youngsters that starred for Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, and although there wasn’t much to play for from either side’s perspective, Josh Harrop certainly made an impression on the Red Devils supporters. The 21-year-old recorded his first Manchester United goal on Sunday (becoming United’s 100th different PL goalscorer), while Paul Pogba doubled the lead for the hosts prior to halftime.

A win for United in Wednesday’s UEFA Europa League final would give Mourinho’s men a lift into next season’s UCL, despite finishing outside the PL top four.

Southampton 0-1 Stoke CityRECAP

Peter Crouch tallied his 50th headed goal of his PL career on Sunday to give Stoke a narrow victory at St. Mary’s. Southampton finishes inside the top 10 (8th place) despite the loss, while the Potters end up in 13th with their 11th win of the season.

Leicester City 1-1 BournemouthRECAP

It was a tumultuous campaign for the Foxes, but a draw on Sunday pretty much summed up their overall season. Average. It certainly wasn’t anything like their Cinderella feat from a season ago but Leicester will be back in the PL next year, and that’s all that really matters. Junior Stanislas scored in his third consecutive match for the Cherries, but Jamie Vardy‘s 13th finish of the season registered a point for Leicester, who finish the second in 12th position.

Burnley 1-2 West Ham UnitedRECAP

Sofiane Feghouli and Andre Ayew gave the Hammers something to cheer about on the final day, however, the London side fell just shy of a top-half finish. West Ham ends the 2016/17 season in 11th while Burnley survives to reach another PL season after finishing in 16th position.

Swansea City 2-1 West Bromwich AlbionRECAP

Paul Clement has to be proud of the way his Swans performed to close out the season, and they’ll have a PL stay as proof of it next season. The hosts went down thanks to a Jonny Evans finish, but goals from Jordan Ayew and Fernando Llorente gave Swansea its 12th victory of the season and a 15th place finish in the PL. Meanwhile, West Brom closes their campaign with a finish in the top 10.

Leicester City 1-1 Bournemouth: Foxes, Cherries share spoils

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  • Stanislas scored third goal in last three
  • Bournemouth finish 9th
  • Leicester finish 12th

Leicester City and Bournemouth drew 1-1 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday as the Foxes

The Cherries took the lead through Junior Stanislas but Jamie Vardy made it 1-1 in the second half and that’s how it remained.

Leicester finished the season in 12th, while Bournemouth secured their first-ever top 10 finish in PL history.

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After just one minute Bournemouth took the lead as Stanislas finished off at the back post as Leicester missed two tackles in the build up.

At the time the Cherries were on course for an eighth-place finish.

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Leicester finally woke up as Islam Slimani went close from a corner and the Foxes looked lively as they pushed for an equalizer.

Bournemouth held on to their lead until half time at the KP.

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Four minutes into the second half Vardy equalized for Leicester as he tapped in his 16th goal of the season at the back post after Slimani’s knock down. Game on.

Andrew Surman whizzed a free kick just wide as Bournemouth tried to get back ahead.

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Vardy had a goal disallowed for offside as he played a one-two with Slimani and that controversial decision cost Leicester plenty of places

Swansea City 2-1 West Brom: Swans fight back on final day

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  • Evans put Baggies ahead
  • Ayew, Llorente score for Swans
  • Swans finish in 15th

Swansea beat West Brom 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium on the final day of the season as the Swans fought back to win.

Jonny Evans made it 1-0 for the Baggies but Jordan Ayew equalized in an even game and then Fernando Llorente scored late on to make it 2-1.

The win means Swansea finish on 41 for the season, while West Brom finish on 45 points.

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Early on both teams kept the ball well without any real opportunities as there was a mood of celebration in the air at Swansea.

West Brom had a great chance to score as Salomon Rondon raced through but his weak effort was saved.

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A corner from Darren Fletcher found Evans at the back post to make it 1-0 as the Baggies deservedly took the lead.

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In the second half Leon Britton made a wonderful challenge to deny Rondon putting West Brom 2-0 up as the Swans struggled to get going.

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Swansea equalized through Ayew after good work by Gylfi Sigurdsson and then Paul Clement‘s men made it 2-1 late on as Llorente scored.

The perfect ending to a party atmosphere at the Liberty Stadium.

Chelsea 5-1 Sunderland: Blues set record for most wins

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  • John Terry subbed out in 26th minute
  • Manquillo put Sunderland ahead
  • Willian, Hazard, Pedro, Batshuayi score for Chelsea
  • Chelsea win 30th game of season

Chelsea beat Sunderland 5-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as Antonio Conte‘s men sealed the Premier League trophy in style and celebrated with their fans.

Sunderland took the lead through Javier Manquillo early on but Willian equalized in the first half, Eden Hazard scored a second, then Pedro scored to make it 3-1. Michy Basthuayi then added two off the bench to seal a stunning campaign.

Chelsea finish the season top of the table on 93 points, while Sunderland finish bottom on 24 points.

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Sunderland stunned the party atmosphere at Stamford Bridge early as Manquillo slammed home a loose ball from a set piece situation to make it 1-0.

Chelsea responded to going behind well as Marcos Alonso hit the crossbar with a free kick and the ball cannoned back into play. Chelsea worked it to the back post and Willian fired home at the near post. 1-1.

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Diego Costa then couldn’t get on the end of a cross and Eden Hazard couldn’t finish at the back post as Chelsea piled on the pressure. Sunderland struggled to see any of the ball as wave after wave of Chelsea attack came at them.

Terry was then subbed out in the 26th minute (his shirt number) to a rapturous applause from all of the fans at Chelsea, plus he had a guard of honor from Chelsea’s players and Sunderland’s players applauded him off the pitch.

Willian then went close to making it 2-1 and John O'Shea had a good chance for Sunderland but Chelsea but the Blues couldn’t get ahead before half time.

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There were chances for both teams early in the second half as Jack Rodwell forced Thibaut Courtois into a save and at the other end Willian went close again.

Chelsea did go in front as a quick counter teed up Hazard and he made no mistake by slamming across goal and in. 2-1 to Chelsea.

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Pedro jumped off the bench and scored late on to make it 3-1 as Lescott headed over his own goalkeeper Pickford and the Spaniard nodded home.

Basthuayi then jumped off the bench to continue his good form as he scored twice to seal the convincing 5-1 win.

Stamford Bridge erupted at the final whistle as Chelsea’s record-breaking season had ended and they hoisted the PL trophy aloft.

Worthy champions.

STREAM: Full match replays of all 10 games on Championship Sunday

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“Championship Sunday” has arrived.

All 10 games kick off at 10 a.m. ET across our family of channels.

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The battle for the top four will take center stage at Arsenal need to beat Everton at home (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on NBC and online via NBC Sports.com) and hope that Liverpool slip up against Middlesbrough (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) to qualify for the Champions League.

Manchester City just need a point at Watford (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on USA and online via NBC Sports.com) to seal a spot in the top four.

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You can watch all the goals as they go in live via “Goal Rush” by clicking the link above.

The full TV schedule for this weekend is below, plus you can watch every single second of every single game live online via NBC Sports.com and the NBC Sports App.

If you’re looking for full-event replays of Premier League games, you can find them here. They are available soon after the final whistle, but rights limit us to a certain number each week. Looking for game highlights? Try this.

Here is your full TV schedule for the final day of the season. Enjoy.


FULL TV SCHEDULE

SUNDAY
10 a.m. ET: Arsenal vs. Everton – NBC [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Liverpool vs. Middlesbrough – NBCSN [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Watford vs. Manchester City – USA [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace – CNBC [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Hull City vs. Tottenham Hotspur – MSNBC [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Chelsea vs. Sunderland – SyFy [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Burnley vs. West Ham – Oxygen [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Swansea City vs. West Brom – Esquire [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Southampton vs. Stoke City – E! [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Leicester City vs. Bournemouth – Bravo [STREAM]