Watford relegated, Burnley on the brink of the EPL abyss

Ten-man Watford were relegated from the Premier League following defeat at Crystal Palace, while Burnley’s bid for survival suffered a setback after losing at home to Aston Villa.

Watford needed to win to avoid trailing Norwich straight to the Championship but were beaten 1-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday in a game they finished with 10 men.

Wilfried Zaha put the Eagles ahead from the penalty spot in the 31st minute for his 14th goal of the season.

But Watford had defender Hassane Kamara sent off for a second yellow card 20 minutes from time as they fell back after just one campaign in the top flight.

Burnley had pulled out of the relegation zone in a makeshift recovery under caretaker boss Mike Jackson – but they will look anxiously over their shoulders again after Villa ran out comfortable 3-1 winners at Turf Moor.

Danny Ings put Villa on after seven minutes, before Emi Buendia doubled the lead with a deflected effort just after the half-hour mark.

Burnley fell even further behind when Ollie Watkins headed in Villa’s third goal after 52 minutes.

Substitute Maxwel Cornet scored a consolation goal in stoppage time for Burnley, who remain 16th, two points behind Everton – but have now played two more games.

There was plenty of spotlight on Stamford Bridge where potential new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly watched Wolves spoil the party, battling back at two to earn a 2-2 draw.

Romelu Lukaku put Chelsea ahead with a 56th-minute penalty and quickly added a second two minutes later.

But Francisco Trincao fired a fine shot to get Wolves back in the game with 11 minutes to go, and there was more late drama when Conor Coady equalized deep in stoppage time to earn a point.

Brentford, the only promoted side to remain, beat Southampton 3-0, with goals from captain Pontus Jansson, Yoane Wissa and Kristoffer Ajer.

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