Rain didn't stop the Leicester party, the player wearing gloves - and who's that in sunglasses?


There was the small matter of a football game before Premier League champions Leicester could get their hands on the coveted trophy.

With much still to be played for throughout the rest of the league there were battles at all games with relegation contenders Sunderland taking three points while rivals Newcastle were held to a 0-0 draw at Villa.

Here's what else was going on...

The results

Charlie Adam for Stoke battles with Crystal Palace's Connor Wickham
Palace's victory against Stoke secured their Premier League status (John Walton/PA)

Norwich 0-1 Manchester United
Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle
Bournemouth 1-1 West Brom
Crystal Palace 2-1 Stoke
Sunderland 3-2 Chelsea
West Ham 1-4 Swansea
Leicester 3-1 Everton

Nothing's going to rain on Leicester's parade

Leicester City's Andy King celebrates  his side's second goal
(Nigel French/EMPICS Sport)

With goals for Jamie Vardy and Andy King the late kick-off was the icing on the cake for Leicester's week. A spot of rain - or torrential downpour - wasn't about to dampen spirits.

Fan sign of the day

Everton fan Speedo Mick - who wears Speedo trunks to games - taunts Gary Lineker the Match Of The Day host who said he would present the first episode of the 2016/17 show in his pants if Leicester won.
Speedo Mick adds to the calls aimed at the MOTD host (Nigel French/EMPICS Sport)

Everton fan Speedo Mick, who regularly watches his team wearing a pair of swimming trunks, taunted Match Of The Day host Gary Lineker as he saw his side take on the new champions at the King Power Stadium.

Mick held aloft a sign reading: "Get your kit off Gary Lineker A promise is a promise."

Lineker pledged to host the first episode of the next season of MOTD "in his pants" in the unlikely case of his beloved Leicester winning the league.

Glove wearer of the day

James McArthur plays against Giannelli Imbula who is wearing gloves
Brrrr, apparently (John Walton/PA)

From swimming trunks to something altogether different. Forget the fact most of England was enjoying some of the warmest temperatures of the year there was still one player in gloves - and we're not talking goalkeepers.

Step forward Giannelli Imbula, Stoke's £18 million signing from Porto who was sporting gloves on a balmy day in South London as the Potters faced Crystal Palace. Why???

Sunglasses wearer of the day

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal  wearing Ray-Bans
Looking good LVG (Adam Davy/PA)

If Imbula needed a reminder of just how warm and sunny a day it was, then he should have glanced to the early kick-off. Manchester United were playing Norwich City at Carrow Road and Louis van Gaal was definitely feeling the sun if Imbula wasn't, rocking a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Saddest end to a Chelsea career - possibly

John Terry during an early game of his Chelsea career
JT back in the day (Barry Coombs/EMPICS Sport)

John Terry could have ended his Chelsea career by being sent off at the death against Sunderland for a second bookable offence. Given that the skipper doesn't have a contract for next season he could have played his final game for the club where he made his debut in 1998.

Terry, who was first booked for a foul on striker Jermain Defoe, was given his marching orders after he felled Wahbi Khazri in stoppage time.

Most important goal of the day

Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring his winning goal against Chelsea
Defoe celebrated his goal which netted Sunderland three points (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Leicester fans were obviously keen to see the Football Writers' Player Of The Year on the score sheet but except for pride, Leicester didn't really need to win on their victory lap.

Sunderland on the other hand were a different story. After Norwich lost points against Man United the Black Cats had the upper hand and Defoe's strike - with the game at 2-2 - was invaluable.

He calmly controlled DeAndre Yedlin's deflected cross and blasted it past the helpless Thibaut Courtois.

Sad record of the day

Sunderland's Fabio Borini and Chelsea's John Terry collide
The picture that just needs Batman-esque captions "pow" (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Villa Park saw the end of top-flight football with a 0-0 draw against Newcastle but that point stopped Aston Villa from getting a new record - and one they definitely didn't want - 12 successive league defeats.

Instead John Terry's sending off earned him the sad honour of being the most sent-off Chelsea player in BPL history.

Free kick of the day

Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring for Crystal Palace against Stoke City
Gayle's brace secured Crystal Palace's BPL status for another year (John Walton/PA)

School PE teachers can often be heard bellowing "stay on your feet" but the lesson didn't seem to make much difference to Crystal Palace's Dwight Gayle.

Shoved over by Stoke's Ryan Shawcross, Gayle got up to take the resulting free-kick from 25 yards. The diminutive striker slipped as he struck the set-piece, but it didn't matter with the ball flying into the top corner of the Stoke net.

Gayle's two goals secured the three points for Palace guaranteeing Alan Pardew's men top-flight football next season.

Upset of the day

A dejected Dimitri Payet for West Ham
European football edged further away from West Ham (Anthony Devlin/PA)

West Ham were hoping to add to their tally against Swansea to shore up their Champions League ambitions but that emphatically didn't happen as Wayne Routledge, Andre Ayew and Ki Sung-Yueng stunned West Ham inside 50 minutes.

Diafra Sakho might have pulled one back, but fellow sub Bafetimbi Gomis killed West Ham off in stoppage time. Will the Hammers be playing any European football at their new home of the Olympic Stadium?