Leicester fans spotted fighting in stands as Premier League relegation confirmed

Chaotic scenes erupted at the King Power Stadium as fans were seen fighting one another in the stands amid Leicester's relegation.

The Foxes couldn't preserve their Premier League credentials despite a 2-1 home win over West Ham on the final day of the season. Everton kept their heads above with a 1-0 home win of their own hosting Bournemouth, preventing Dean Smith's men from climbing out of the bottom three.

It's a steep fall from the club's fairytale title win of 2016 and their FA Cup crown five years later. And the jubilant scenes from those days couldn't contrast any more compared to those seen on Sunday.

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Harvey Barnes and Wout Faes scored either side of the half-time break to steer the Foxes to their first win in more than a month. An Everton draw would have been enough for Leicester to survive via goal difference, but Abdoulaye Doucoure's decider meant the Toffees took 17th.

And while relegation may have been an acceptable outcome for former Fox Gary Lineker in light of their success over the years, not every fan agreed. Namely those who were seen trading blows in the stadium stands, where tensions appeared to spill over amid the on-field struggles.

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Former Aston Villa and Brentford boss Smith was hired in early April to turn the ship around following Brendan Rodgers' dismissal. He inherited a team sat 18th in the standings but ultimately only managed to lift them one position, dropping back down to the Championship after procuring only nine points from a possible 21.

Fan frustrations were worsened at the King Power when 'fake news' filtered through on several occasions that Bournemouth in fact led Everton at Goodison. That false hope may have made the eventual fall that much more damaging – and even too much for some to contain their anger.

Southampton came into the final day knowing full well they'd spend next season in the Championship, though the Saints produced a spellbinding 4-4 draw with Liverpool in their farewell. Leeds were far from as fanciful in a 4-1 demolition at home to Tottenham, however.

Coming up in their place is a Burnley side bouncing back at the first chance under Vincent Kompany, and a Sheffield United side impressing once more under Paul Heckingbottom. Rob Edwards' Luton Town completed the promoted trio on Saturday after beating Coventry City on penalties in the play-off final.


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