Results From English Premier League fixtures on May 16

Sunderland v Leicester City

Sunderland v Leicester City: Getty Images

May 16, 2015 (Sporting Alert) — Full-time scores from the English Premier League fixtures on Saturday, with Aston Villa and Leicester City securing safety in the top flight for next season.

Despite being hammered 6-1 at Southampton in the early kick-off, Aston Villa will play in the Premier League again next season, as Hull City were beaten 2-0 by Tottenham in a later fixture.

Leicester City, who were bottom of the table standings at Christmas and in last place at the beginning of April, remarkably beat the drop after a stunning run in their closing fixtures which saw them winning six of their last 10 games and losing only to Chelsea and Tottenham during that stretch.

The Foxes sealed their spot in the EPL next season after playing to a 0-0 draw with Sunderland on Saturday, which means, Newcastle United, Hull City and the Black Cats are the ones now left fighting for survival on championship Sunday next weekend.

Leicester captain said Wes Morgan: “We knew we had to keep calm. A point is a great result. To get from where we were 18 months ago to where we are know, I’m delighted.

“A lot of people wrote us off a couple of months ago, and I feel we’ve proved a lot of people wrong.”

Tottenham piled on further misery on Steve Bruce and Hull City with a 2-0 victory at White Hart Lane, which means Hull must beat Manchester United on the final day to have any hope of playing in the EPL next season.

Meanwhile already relegated QPR came from behind to edge Newcastle United 2-1.

Newcastle coach John Carver said after the defeat: “It was a mad 10 minutes in the second half and that was hugely disappointing. I thought in first half we were in control. They weren’t a threat, we were organised.

“We knew the result we tried to get today and had to get. We had to go for the win.

“Having lost, this is the best scenario with Hull losing. There’s one game left and it’s a do or die situation.

“We have to manage the pressure this week, focus and keep out of media spotlight. We’ve talked about some games in the last three, four weeks being the biggest and next week against West Ham is one of them.”

ENGLAND: Barclays Premiership

Southampton 6 – 1 Aston Villa
Burnley 0 – 0 Stoke City
QPR 2 – 1 Newcastle
Sunderland 0 – 0 Leicester City
Tottenham 2 – 0 Hull City
West Ham 1 – 2 Everton

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