Hull City were relegated from the Premier League on Sunday after
drawing 0-0 at home to Manchester United on a final day of the season
marked by high-profile departures.
Hull, beaten FA Cup finalists
last season, needed to beat United to stand any chance of staying up,
but their failure to do so left them three points adrift of safety.
United were the only other team at risk of relegation, but they secured
their top-flight status with a 2-0 victory at home to West Ham United.
Gutierrez, who returned to action last month after a 17-month battle
with testicular cancer, was Newcastle's saviour, teeing up Moussa
Sissoko for a 54th-minute header and scoring with a deflected effort.
Hull, Manchester United were without on-loan striker Radamel Falcao and
injured goalkeeper David de Gea, heavily linked with Real Madrid,
meaning both may have played their final games for the club.
hosts made an enterprising start and saw Paul McShane and Dame N'Doye
have goals ruled out for offside, while United goalkeeper Victor Valdes
saved brilliantly from Ahmed Elmohamady.
The visitors lost Angel di Maria to injury and saw substitute Marouane Fellaini sent off for an ugly foul on McShane.
home manager Steve Bruce, the former United captain, was unable to
engineer a first managerial win over his old employers as Hull sank into
Steven Gerrard scored in vain on a wretched
final appearance for Liverpool as Brendan Rodgers's side sank to a
humiliating 6-1 defeat at Stoke City.
With Raheem Sterling benched
over his contract stand-off with the club, Liverpool conceded five
first-half goals, with Mame Biram Diouf scoring twice and Jonathan
Walters, Charlie Adam and Steven Nzonzi also on target.
replied in the second half, to give the visiting fans one last goal
before his departure for the Los Angeles Galaxy, but ex-Liverpool
striker Peter Crouch restored Stoke's five-goal cushion late on.
nevertheless qualified for the Europa League alongside Tottenham
Hotspur, who won 1-0 at Everton courtesy of Harry Kane's 21st goal of
the league campaign and 31st in all competitions.
England team-mate Frank Lampard also found the net in his final game
before leaving England for the United States, but he scored in a winning
cause as Manchester City beat Southampton 2-0.
midfielder, who is due to join New York City, converted a cross from
James Milner in the first half at the Etihad Stadium, with Sergio Aguero
scoring his 26th goal of the campaign in the 88th minute.
win condemned Southampton to seventh place, which will yield a Europa
League spot if Arsenal beat Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
departing Premier League stalwart, Didier Drogba, was carried off the
pitch by his team-mates after injuring himself in the early stages of
Chelsea's 3-1 win at home to Sunderland.
At that point, the
champions trailed to a 26th-minute Steven Fletcher header, but after
Diego Costa, Drogba's replacement, equalised with a penalty, Loic Remy
scored twice in the second half.
Arsenal rubber-stamped third
place by demolishing West Bromwich Albion 4-1 as Theo Walcott staked a
strong claimed for a cup final place with a first-half hat-trick.
England forward, whose season has been disturbed by injuries, scored
three times in 33 minutes, with Jack Wilshere also on target. Gareth
McAuley replied for West Brom.
Villa will go into the cup final on
the back of a defeat after a first-half Danny Ings header saw them
beaten 1-0 at relegated Burnley.
Leicester City celebrated their
stunning escape from relegation with a 5-1 romp at home to relegated
Queens Park Rangers, who finished the season bottom of the table.
In the day's other game, Crystal Palace beat Swansea City 1-0 courtesy of a 57th-minute goal by Marouane Chamakh.
Arsenal 4-1 West Bromwich Albion
Manchester City 2-0 Southampton
Everton 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Leicester City 5-1 Queens Park Rangers
Crystal Palace 1-0 Swansea City
Newcastle United 2-0 West Ham United
Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland
Hull City 0-0 Manchester United
Aston Villa 0-1 Burnley
Stoke 6-1 Liverpool