Manchester United 1-0 Aston Villa

Aston Villa have been relegated to English football’s second tier for the first time since 1987 after defeat at Manchester United. Marcus Rashford scored the only goal, sweeping Antonio Valencia’s cut-back through goalkeeper Brad Guzan’s legs. Villa were second best for much of the game, though they did hit a post late on through Rudy

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Hibs beat Dundee Utd on penalties

Hibs’ debutant goalkeeper Conrad Logan saved two penalties in a shoot-out to send the Edinburgh side through to the Scottish Cup final after a dour draw. Logan, playing his first senior game in 16 months, saved from Dundee United’s Blair Spittal and Billy McKay. Hibs striker Jason Cummings, who chipped a first-half penalty over the

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Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Middlesbrough

Jordan Rhodes scored twice, including an injury-time winner, as Championship leaders Middlesbrough came from behind to beat already relegated Bolton. Josh Vela fired Bolton in front from eight yards after Emile Heskey laid Dean Moxey’s long throw into his path. But Boro equalised when Rhodes, who was about to be replaced by David Nugent, tapped

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Norwich City 0-3 Sunderland

Sunderland climbed to within a point of safety by beating relegation rivals Norwich at Carrow Road. At the end of an even first half, Fabio Borini buried a penalty following Andre Wisdom’s rash challenge in the box. The Italian put in an excellent cross for Jermain Defoe to turn in a second after the break

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Getafe v Real Madrid

Line-ups Line-ups Getafe 13Guaita 19Suárez 15Martín Vigaray 5Vergini 2Pereira 14Sánchez Gil 8Lacen 22Rodríguez Villamuela 10Sarabia 12Scepovic 9Alvaro Substitutes 1Megyeri 11Karim Yoda 17Mensah 18Rodríguez Romero 21Gómez Bardonado 30Maciel Sousa Campos 32Buendía Stati Real Madrid 1Navas 15Carvajal 3Pepe 2Varane 12Marcelo 22Isco 8Kroos 10Rodríguez 11Bale 9Benzema 7Ronaldo Substitutes 6Nacho 13Casilla 16Kovacic 17Arbeloa 18Vázquez 19Modric 20Jesé Referee: José Luis

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Villa's Black fears relegation 'anarchy'

Aston Villa caretaker manager Eric Black says he will take a hardline stance to prevent “anarchy” if they are relegated from the Premier League. Villa have lost eight successive matches and are 15 points from safety with five games of the season left. “They’re probably going to be relegated,” Black said. “This could very easily

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Players congratulated me – Gutierrez

Jonas Gutierrez says his former Newcastle United team-mates phoned to congratulate him on winning an employment tribunal against the club. It ruled he was dropped by Newcastle because of his cancer diagnosis, with the 32-year-old suing for about £2m on grounds of disability discrimination. Gutierrez called the ruling a “relief” but says he “can’t understand”

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Title not over 'because it's Leicester'

Claudio Ranieri says if one of the Manchester clubs were in Leicester City’s position, people would believe the title race to be “finished”. The Foxes, who host West Ham on Sunday, are seven points clear in the Premier League with five games remaining. Ranieri says Leicester, having avoided the drop 12 months ago, make for

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Schweinsteiger may miss rest of season

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is unlikely to play for the club again this season, says manager Louis van Gaal. Schweinsteiger, 31, has endured an injury-interrupted first season at Old Trafford since joining on a three-year contract from Bayern Munich last July. The 2014 Germany World Cup winner tore a knee ligament while training for

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