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- Aston Villa relegated after defeat at Man Utd
- Newcastle get first win under Benitez
- West Brom miss two penalties against Watford
- Chelsea v Man City (17:30 BST)
Aston Villa's relegation from the Premier League is cemented following defeat to Manchester United.
It has been a big day at the bottom of the Premier League. Sunderland and Newcastle boosted their hopes of surviving the drop, while Norwich saw their optimism dented.
I will leave you, though, with the tale of Aston Villa, whose 28-year stay in the top-flight came to a sad end today...
Everton manager Robert Martinez praises Everton's "incredible fight and determination" after they draw 1-1 with Southampton at Goodison Park.
Injured keeper Rob Elliot was pleased with Newcastle's result today and the performance of the man between the sticks for United, Karl Darlow...
Swansea City boss Francesco Guidolin says the Swans endured "a bad day" after his side were beaten 3-0 by relegation-threatened Newcastle United at St James' Park.
It was a good day for Fabio Borini, who scored one and made one in a big win for Sunderland today...
More from Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce: “The most pleasing thing of all was the clean sheet, that is our way forward with five games to go.
"I know if we can keep two or three clean sheets in those game we’ll be safe because I know we can score.
"Five games to go, the pressure is still on us, but we’ve a better chance of getting out of it. Hopefully we’ll take it. We can’t afford to fail anymore.
"As a performance, in terms of what we need at this moment, which is a result, it’s fantastic for the lads.”
Another breakaway, another goal. City break up a Chelsea attack and burst away. Kevin de Bruyne finds Samir Nasri, who holds his pass to allow Sergio Aguero to stay onside and break clear. The rest is inevitable.
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce, talking with MOTD: “A huge win and the lads have been able to take the pressure today which is something I was a little anxious about this morning.
"The position we’ve left ourselves in was making me feel a bit edgy this morning. Will we handle the pressure? Will we cope with the pressure? They’ve answered my questions. They’ve coped with the pressure and coped with everything Norwich could throw at them.
"To come here and win 3-0 shows you what a massive result it is."
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman was "disappointed" not to leave Goodison Park with three points after their 1-1 draw with Everton.
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez praises the Magpies' "passion and commitment" after his side moved to within three points of safety with 3-0 win at home to Swansea City.
West Brom manager Tony Pulis: "It’s a cruel game at times, I thought we played really well today. 40 crosses, two penalties, but it was just not our day."
On Saido Baerahino, who had two penalties saved: "Good strikers miss penalties, and Saido is a good player – this will only make him better and stronger, He just has to bounce back, and he will feel it as much as anyone."
On the second penalty: "Saido wanted to take it, and some top, top players have missed penalties, players who have had the nous to take the next one and that is what Saido did. I hope if we get another penalty in the next few games I hope he is the one to smash it in.
"It was disappointing not just for Saido but for the team, because I thought we were much better than Watford today."
Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin speaking to BBC's Match of the Day:
"I think Newcastle deserved to win. In the second half we had situations and possibilities to score. It's a bad day for us. We have to look ahead to the next match away to Leicester.
"I know my job and I know footnall. We know that Newcastle play with fight, but we were ready for this game. These things can happen. After many important results this was not a good day.
When asked about motivation, with the team almost safe on 40 points: "It's difficult. But we are not safe mathematically.
"I think Newcastle will be in the Premier League next season. Rafael Benitez is a good manager."
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis says he "can't believe" his side lost after their 1-0 home defeat to Watford.
Watford manager Quique Flores says his team are "close to safety" following their 1-0 win over West Brom.
I think Watford's Adlene Guedioura wins today's award for most hashtags in a tweet...
Steve Hankey: I like Martinez but his time is up at Everton. Defence porous, squad underperforming. Pellegrini could go great things there
Pete Rowley: As a WBA fan who received so much abuse from AVFC fans during our yo-yo period, it feels brilliant to see them relegated.
Aston Villa caretaker Eric Black says the players are "devastated" following a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.
Relegation-threatened Doncaster pulled off the shock of the day beating league leaders Wigan 3-1.
Second place Burton failed to capitalise, drawing 0-0 against Barnsley.
Colchester drop a place to second bottom after Doncaster's win and a 4-1 thrashing at home to Peterborough.
Walsall strengthened their play-off place with a win over Southend, a draw for Bradford and defeats for Millwall and Gillingham.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says his side "did not play well" despite beating Aston Villa 1-0 at Old Trafford.
Burnley have gone into second with a 2-1 win at Birmingham, Andre Gray smashing in the winner from close range. The Clarets face table-topping Middlesbrough on Tuesday at Turf Moor.
Derby have cemented their place in the playoff spots with a 1-0 win at Charlton, who are still in deep trouble in 23rd place. Sheffield Wednesday drew 1-1 with Ipswich, who’s goal came from debutant Andre Dozzell – father Jason having done the same in the 1984.
Cardiff failed to make ground with a 0-0 draw with QPR. MK Dons saw keeper Cody Cropper sent off, but Alex Revell, a striker, stepped in due to all substitutes having been made and saved a penalty to secure a 1-1 with Preston.
Chris Wood grabbed a late winner to see Leeds beat Reading 3-2, while Rotherham’s 0-0 with Forest sees both clubs still looking nervously down at the relegation zone.
This is how you counter-attack. City clear a Chelsea corner and charge down the other end. Kevin de Bruyne carries the ball towards the home box before squaring for Sergio Aguero, who takes a couple of touches on the edge of the box and finds the bottom corner with a shot that deflects off the boot of the diving Gary Cahill.
For more on the game, click here.
More from Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "I have said to the boys before the match that Chelsea can beat Manchester City. Man City have the problem we had in that they have played this week and Chelsea didn't so they are more prepared. They can beat them I hope. We have three points and make some distance from Southampton and West Ham so the three points are very important.
"I'm not too happy with the performance. We have to finish the games a lot earlier and today we didn't do that."
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is not too pleased about his team's display but on Wayne Rooney he's happy: "He played a very good first half, switched the play a lot of times, the goal was a fantastic switch. In the second half he loses balls because he is tired and the rhythm is still high. When you are two months out it is difficult."
Although there's not a lot of love lost between NUFC and Villa I still can't believe a club that size can be relegated. Shocking mis-management.
Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott on relegation: "It's massive. The Premier League is where everyone wants to be, every player and every fan. Today is a disappointing day. As a fan myself I'd like to take some of that responsibility. We have four games left, I know it won't keep us in the league but we still owe the fans a lot."
BBC Sport plots the decline of Aston Villa, who have been relegated from the Premier League for the first time.
More from Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez: "Striker Papiss Cisse was fantastic up front and Aleksandar Mitrovic was good too when he came on. When you win games everybody is happy. Today we saw what we expect from this team. We have to show the same in the other games. We were not thinking about the earlier win for Sunderland over Norwich. Now we can see the table but before the game it was about focusing on the game.
Asked whether he would celebrate his 56th birthday, which is today, Benitez said: "Now we have to keep the momentum. The main thing was to get the three points and we will celebrate with our friends."
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez speaking to BBC's Match of the Day:
"I have to say congratulations to the players. They showed passion and commitment. Thank you to the fans. If we stick together then it's easier for us to approach the game and gives us the chance to win. The players that started were really good. And the other players who came on helped the team."
I'm not one to get carried away, but based on Leicester's season, surely Newcastle are on for Premier League Champions 16/17?