Two more English Premier League clubs will see their revenue reduced by millions of dollars next season as they’ve been relegated into the second-tier Championship League. The fate of both Burnley FC and Queens Park Rangers was sealed over the weekend when Burnley won 1-0 at Hull and QPR was hammered 6-0 away at the Etihad Stadium by Manchester City. Even though Burnley earned all three points in their match on May 9 they’re too far down in the standings to dig themselves to safety during the last two games of the season.
Burnley and Queens Park Rangers relegated from English Premier League – bet365 currently lists Hull at 2/5 to be relegated with Newcastle 11/2, Sunderland 9/2, Leicester 33/1 and Aston Villa at 66/1.
The results didn’t go Burnley’s way since Sunderland, Leicester City and Aston Villa all won their games and Newcastle drew, and Burnley now has no chance of catching them. Danny Ings scored the only game of the contest for Burnley when he found the back of the net at the KC Stadium in the 62nd minute. The loss could prove crucial to Hull City as they’re now the likely candidate to be the third team relegated this season. Their last two outings are on the road to sixth-place Tottenham and at home to fourth-place Manchester United. Burnley was promoted last year and their current spell in the top flight lasted just one season.
Queens Park Rangers were relegated for the second time in the past three campaigns after being blown away 6-0 by Man City on May 10. Argentine international forward Sergio Aguero had a hat trick for City while James Milner, Aleksandar Kolarov and David Silva each chipped in with a single. The win was a big one for second-place City as the three points solidifies their shot at a top four finish and a berth in next season’s European Champions League tournament.
After the May 10 games were completed, QPR sat at the bottom of the standings in 20th place with just 17 points after 36 games. Burnley was in 19th with 29 points while Hull City occupied 18th position and the last relegation spot with 34 points. Hull City still has a possible six points to gain and this means 17th-place Newcastle (36 points), 16th-place Sunderland (36 points), 15th-place Leicester City (37 points), and 14th-place Aston Villa with 38 points can all be caught still and may end up being relegated. All of those teams helped themselves out by earning points over the weekend.
Anything can still happen during the remaining two games of the 2014/15 season, so nobody can assume they’re safe. bet365 currently lists Hull at 2/5 to be relegated with Newcastle 11/2, Sunderland 9/2, Leicester 33/1 and Aston Villa at 66/1.