Southampton compounded Bournemouth’s relegation woes with a 2-0 victory in the south coast derby at the Vitality Stadium.
Goals in either half from Danny Ings (his 21st of the league campaign) and a second in the dying seconds of the encounter from Che Adams, sealed a result which sunk Bournemouth a spot below Aston Villa, as they now occupy 19th-place.
Perhaps the story could have been different for the Cherries had Sam Surridge’s late equaliser stood, but it was ruled out by VAR after Callum Wilson was adjudged to have been offside.
It was a disheartening decision for the hosts, further worsened by Adams’ goal after been set-up by substitute Michael Obafemi.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Leicester City 3-0 at home, leaving the Foxes on the verge of dropping out of the top four spot and kiss goodbye to their UEFA Champions League ambitions.
The implication of the defeat is that a Manchester United home win on Wednesday night see’s them topple Leicester in fourth-place, ahead of a potentially decisive final day clash between the pair at the King Power Stadium.
Son Heung-min’s deflected shot off James Justin handed Spurs a sixth-minute lead.
Leicester twice came close to leveling, Ayoze Perez producing a smart save from Hugo Lloris and another Toby Alderweireld block prevented Jamie Vardy’s strike from finding target.
Those missed chances were to prove crucial as Harry Kane netted twice within three minutes (37th and 40th minutes), goals which effectively killed off the game as a contest and left Leicester red faced as their entire seasons effort could just have gone up in flames.