There's still a chance Sunderland could avoid the drop, but it's an unlikely prospect even after Fabio Borini came off the bench to rescue a point in the 90th. The Italian scored two minutes after replacing the concussed Billy Jones, who was carried from the pitch while being given oxygen.
LONDON (AP) There's still a chance Sunderland could avoid the drop, but it's an unlikely prospect even after Fabio Borini came off the bench to rescue a point in the 90th. The Italian scored two minutes after replacing the concussed Billy Jones, who was carried from the pitch while being given oxygen.
With six games remaining, though, Sunderland is nine points from safety but it has a game in hand over Hull - the team directly above the drop zone.
Twice West Ham led, through Andre Ayew and James Collins, but twice Sunderland rallied - the first time when Wahbi Khazri scored direct from a corner.
After Borini's late leveler, West Ham finished with 10 men after Sam Byram was dismissed in the fifth minute of stoppage time after being shown a second yellow card.
CRYSTAL PALACE 2, LEICESTER 2
Crystal Palace recovered from two goals down to move seven points clear of the relegation zone. Goals from Leicester duo Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy were canceled out by Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke. Leicester has mounted a feeble defense of its title - sitting 12th - but it is England's last Champions League participant and hosts Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in the quarterfinals. The Foxes are only 1-0 down from the first leg.
EVERTON 3, BURNLEY 1
Phil Jagielka's close-range effort, Ross Barkley's deflected strike and Romelu Lukaku's league-leading 24th of the campaign sealed Everton's eighth successive home win. The Toffees moved ahead of Manchester United into fifth place on goal difference, having played three games more.
STOKE 3, HULL 1
Hull remains two points above the relegation zone after 11th-placed Stoke ended its four-game losing run with a win that was wrapped up by Xherdan Shaqiri striking into the top corner from 30 yards (meters) with 10 minutes remaining.
WATFORD 1, SWANSEA 0
Swansea is two points behind Hull in the third relegation place after a fifth loss in six games. Etienne Capoue secured the victory for a Watford side which is all but assured of avoiding the drop.