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Coral’s Heroes and Villains from the Premier League final day

| 25.05.2015

Coral present the final installment of their regular Heroes and Villains feature, which has been a mainstay every Monday this season, detailing the best and the worst from the weekend’s Premier League games.

With just one relegation place to be settled, it was Hull City who were the unlucky team as a draw at home against Manchester United wasn’t enough.

Coral thank customers for their loyal following this season, and look forward to bringing you more editions of this feature next term, with Chelsea offered early 13/8 odds to retain their title! Read on, and find out who makes our final list.


Jonas Gutierrez
Newcastle’s Argentinian really was a hero in front of a home crowd, and after setting up the first for Moussa Sissoko, he drilled in a goal from the edge of the area to make it 2-0 to the Magpies to guarantee their Premier League safety.

After recovering from a cancer scare this season, it really was a fitting end for the player who gave absolutely everything.

Theo Walcott
A simply spectacular display for Arsenal’s latest comeback kid. Recently returning from injury, he followed up on his late equaliser at Old Trafford to dispatch a superb hat-trick at the Emirates a Arsenal beat West Bromwich Albion 4-1 on the final day.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Emirates Stadium

Stoke City
Mark Hughes’ side ended their season on a high at the Britannia Stadium with a sensational 6-1 win over Liverpool, with Mame Biram Diouf bagging an opening brace.


A shocking performance from the Reds in the Potteries saw Brendan Rodgers’ side completely capitulate. Despite captain Steven Gerrard scoring on his last appearance, it certainly wasn’t one to remember for him, or any Liverpool fan who succumbed to their worst ever Premier League defeat.

Marouane Fellaini
Having been one of the standout players for Manchester United this term, the Belgian was silly to get sent off against Hull. This means he will miss the start of the next campaign, and likely be on the bench when he does qualify to play.

David Gold & David Sullivan
To manner in which the West Ham United owners revealed that Sam Allardyce’s contract wouldn’t be renewed was quite simply unprofessional. A meeting was scheduled for the day after, though they released a statement merely seconds after the full time whistle had gone on Tynside after the Hammers’ 2-0 defeat.

Premier League Tips
Hertha to beat Hoffenheim
Schalke to beat Dortmund
Dusseldorf to win at Paderborn


Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.