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Sunday European Rewind: Tottenham edges Man United, Roma tops Juventus, and more

Since 1899, Tottenham called White Hart Lane its home winning their only top-flight title there in 1951. On Sunday, the Spurs played their final match there, defeating Manchester United, 2-1.

A 48th-minute finish from leading scorer Harry Kane proved to be the difference between the two sides. Victor Wanyama opened the scoring after six minutes, heading in from close range. Kane’s right-footed finish from Christian Eriiksen’s cross doubled Tottenham’s lead early into the second half. Wayne Rooney pulled the Red Devils to within one after 71 minutes, but that would be the closest the visitors got. Man United only recorded two shots on goal, but see their top-four hopes end with the loss. Tottenham guarantee a second-place finish, hitting the 80 point mark for the season.

Elsewhere, Hull City was  guaranteed relegation from England’s top-flight, while Liverpool routed West Ham United. Roma kept the Serie A title race alive with a huge home win over leaders Juventus. Napoli steamrolled Torino in Turin, while Inter Milan’s struggling run continued with a home loss. Monaco took one step closer to a first Ligue 1 crown since 2000, while PSG rolled to a road victory at Saint-Etienne.

Here is a rundown of all Sunday’s European action:

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Hull City saw their top-flight status end on Sunday after falling, 4-0, at Crystal Palace. Marco Silva knew a win in South London would keep Hull safe for at least another week, while Palace was avoiding falling into the relegation scrap themselves. Three minutes in, Wilfried Zaha opened the scoring for Palace, finishing from inside the box. Christian Benteke’s 31st-minute header doubled the Eagles lead before halftime. Luka Milivojevic extended the lead to 3-0 from the penalty spot, before Patrick van Aanholt stamped the final score at 4-0 in stoppage-time. Hull failed to record a shot on goal, and will join Middlesbrough and Sunderland in the second-tier next season.

Liverpool returned to third-place in the standings after a 4-0 beatdown of West Ham at London Stadium. Jurgen Klopp’s received a brace from Philippe Coutinho, while both starting strikers also added goals. The Reds led 1-0 going into halftime, thanks to a 35th-minute effort from Daniel Sturridge. Coutinho doubled the score, rifling home from long-range in the 57th minute, before making it 3-0 just four minutes later. Divock Origi capped the scoring after 76 minutes, scoring his 11th goal across all competitions. West Ham dropped their first home loss to Liverpool since April 2014, falling to 12th place.

Crystal Palace 4 – Hull City 0

West Ham United 0 – Liverpool 4

Tottenham Hotspur 2 – Manchester United 1

SPANISH LA LIGA

Barcelona remained atop of the La Liga table thanks to a 4-1 victory at Las Palmas. A hat trick from Neymar sparked the Catalan side to an important victory in their race for the league crown. Neymar’s 25th-minute effort kicked off the scoring for Barcelona, before Luis Suarez doubled their lead two minutes later. Las Palmas cut the lead to 2-1 after 63 minutes when Pedro Bigas finished off Kevin-Prince Boateng’s assist. Neymar’s second goal of the afternoon came four minutes later as the Brazilian headed home Ivan Rakitic’s cross. The hat-trick was sealed in the 71st minute when Neymar’s right-footed shot from a difficult angle found the bottom right corner. Both sides recorded five shots on goal, while Barcelona made it five wins in a row. Las Palmas have now dropped four in a row, and five of their last six.

Real Madrid used a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo to pull away from Sevilla in a 4-1 home win. However, it was Nacho who kicked off the scoring at the Bernabeu with a fabulous free-kick 10 minutes in. Ronaldo doubled the lead in the 23rd-minute, finding the back of the net with a right-footed effort. Stevan Jovetic pulled Sevilla to within one early in the second half, but that was the closest the visitors came in their comeback attempt. Ronaldo’s second goal of the day came in the 78th minute after the Portuguese international got on the end of Toni Kroos’ assist. Kroos’ right-footed attempt in the 84th minute capped the final score at 4-1. Los Blancos remain in second-place, but could leap into top spot with a midweek victory at Celta Vigo. Sevilla stays in fourth place, good for the final Champions League qualification spot.

Here are all of Sunday’s La Liga results:

Alaves 3 – Celta Vigo 1

Athletic Bilbao 1 – Leganes 1

Real Betis 1 – Atletico Madrid 1

Eibar 0 – Sporting Gijon 1

Las Palmas 1 – Barcelona 4

Villarreal 0 – Deportivo 0

Real Madrid 4 – Sevilla 1

Real Sociedad 2 – Malaga 2

ITALIAN SERIE A

Roma spoiled Juventus’ chances of clinching the Serie A title with a 3-1 home win on Sunday. Despite going down 1-0 after 21 minutes, Roma fought back and found the back of the net three times earning three massive points. Daniele De Rossi’s close range finish after 25 minutes, leveled the score at 1-1 after Mario Lemina had given Juventus a 1-0 lead. Stephan El Shaarawy’s 56th-minute finish proved to be the match-winner before Radja Nainggolan added an insurance goal after the hour mark. Roma’s Wojciech Szczesny made four saves in the win, which now has his side four points behind Juventus with two matches remaining.

Napoli continued their strong run to the end of the season, rolling past Torino, 5-0. A brace from Jose Callejon stood out for Maurizio Sarri’s side, while three other players added goals. Callejon kicked off the scoring after seven minutes, scoring from a right-footed effort. Lorenzo Insigne doubled the lead at the hour mark, finishing off Dries Mertens assist. Mertens added his name to the scoresheet in the 72nd-minute, before Callejon netted his second of the day. Piotr Zielinski capped the final score at 5-0, scoring his fifth league goal of the season. Torino only had one shot on goal, while Napoli rolled to their third consecutive league win.

Here are all of Sunday’s Serie A results:

Inter Milan 1 – Sassuolo 2

Bologna 3 – Pescara 1

Cagliari 3 – Empoli 2

Palermo 1 – Genoa 0

Samporia 1 – Chievo Verona 1

Torino 0 – Napoli 5

Roma 3 – Juventus 1

FRENCH LIGUE 1

Monaco took another huge step in their fight for the Ligue 1 title, defeating Lille 4-0 at the Stade Louis II. A brace from striker Radamel Falcao sparked the municipality side to an important win at home. Falcao’s first goal came six minutes in, as the Colombian finished off Thomas Lemar’s cross. Bernardo Silva’s eighth league goal doubled Monaco’s lead before halftime, as the Portuguese international got on the end of Kylian Mbappe’s assist. Falcao extended the Monaco lead to 3-0 in the 69th minute, slotting home a left-footed effort to the bottom right corner. An own-goal off of Lille’s Junior Alonso capped the final score at 4-0, right before stoppage-time. A victory on Wednesday against Saint-Etienne would clinch the Ligue 1 title for Monaco with a match to spare. It would be Monaco’s first league crown since 2000.

PSG looked to have clinched a second-place finish, thanks to a 5-0 road win at Saint-Etienne. Braces from Edinson Cavani and Lucas Moura sparked the Parisians to an important road win, while Julian Draxler also got on the score sheet. Cavani opened the scoring with a headed finish, two minutes in. Moura doubled the lead before halftime, finishing off Marco Verratti’s through ball on a PSG fast break. Cavani’s 35th league goal extended the lead to 3-0 as he pounced on his previous rebound. Moura’s second goal of the day came six minutes later, as the Brazilian finished off from a rebound. Julian Draxler capped the final score at 5-0, scoring from inside the box in stoppage time. For any chance of lifting the Ligue 1 crown, PSG will need Monaco to lose their last two matches of the season. Unai Emery’s side also need to be victorious in their final game of the season next weekend, but also make up a wide margin in goal-difference.

Here are all of Sunday’s Ligue 1 results:

Saint-Etienne 0 – PSG 5

Bordeaux 1 – Marseille 1

Montpellier 1 – Lyon 3

Nice 0 – Angers 2

Bastia 2 – Lorient 0

Dijon 2 – Nancy 0

Monaco 4 – Lille 0

Nantes 4 – Guingamp 1

Caen 0 – Rennes 1

Metz 1 – Toulouse 1

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