LONDON: Newcastle and Middlesbrough were relegated from the Premier League on Sunday after both clubs lost their final matches of the season. Newcastle was beaten 1-0 at Aston Villa, while Middlesbrough went down 1-2 at West Ham. The results meant that Sunderland and Hull survive in the top flight, despite losing their final matches.

The results: Arsenal 4 (Beattie 10-og, van Persie 16-pen, 41, Diaby 18) bt Stoke 1 (Fuller 31-pen); Aston Villa 1 (Duff 38-og) bt Newcastle 0; Blackburn 0 drew with West Brom 0; Fulham 0 lost to Everton 2 (Osman 45, 88); Hull 0 lost to Man United 1 (Gibson 24); Liverpool 3 (Torres 31, Hutton 64-og, Benayoun 81) bt Tottenham 1 (Keane 77); Man City 1 (Caicedo 8) bt Bolton 0; Sunderland 2 (Richardson 53, Jones 90) lost to Chelsea 3 (Anelka 47, Kalou 74, Cole 86); West Ham 2 (Cole 33, Stanislas 58) bt Middlesbrough 1 (O’Neil 50); Wigan 1 (Rodallega 26) bt Portsmouth 0.

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