Aston Villa are relegated as Newcastle fight for survival

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

Aston Villa are relegated as Newcastle fight for survival

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

But Newcastle gave themselves a survival lifeline with a victory against Swansea.

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

Wayne Rooney was back in the United starting line-up for the first time since February 13 following a knee injury, but it was new Old Trafford hero Marcus Rashford who sealed Villa's fate.

Teenager Rashford turned in Antonio Valencia's 32nd-minute cutback for his seventh goal in 12 games.

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.

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.

Ben Watson grabbed the winner after 27 minutes when he met Adlene Guedioura's corner.

But Heurelho Gomes was the Hornets' hero as he stopped two Saido Berahino spot-kicks in the second half, the Brazilian becoming the first goalkeeper to save two penalties in two different Premier League games.

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