Confirmed!: Aston Villa relegated from Premier League

Confirmed!: Aston Villa relegated from Premier League

Aston Villa's 1-0 defeat at Manchester United confirmed their relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

Confirmed!: Aston Villa relegated from Premier League

A 'devastated' Aston Villa

But Sunderland and Newcastle gave themselves survival lifelines with respective victories against Norwich and Swansea.

Sorry Villa's 28-year stay in the top flight came to an end with a 24th defeat in 34 league games.

Villa, under the caretaker charge of Eric Black after former manager Remi Garde was sacked last month, have won just three times in 34 league games this campaign and this latest loss saw them drop down to the second-tier of English football for the first time in 29 years.

United’s victory saw them move to within a point of local rivals Manchester City.

In the other fixtures on the day Newcastle beat Swansea 3-0 to secure their first win under new boss Rafael Benitez at the fifth attempt.

Jamaal Lascelles broke the deadlock five minutes before half-time with only his second Newcastle goal, heading home Andros Townsend's corner.

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Moussa Sissoko eased Newcastle's nerves eight minutes from time and Townsend added a third in the final seconds for Newcastle to move within three points of Norwich with a game in hand.

Everton's wait for a league victory goes on after a 1-1 home draw with Southampton.

It is now six games without a win for the FA Cup semi-finalists after Ramiro Funes Mori's low strike midway through the second half was cancelled out by Sadio Mane eight minutes later.

Watford secured a first win in seven league games with a 1-0 victory at West Brom.

Also Chelsea loss 1-3 to Manchester City. Aguero's hat-trick sank Chelsea on a day.

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