AFTER 10 YEARS IN THE TOPFLIGHT SUNDERLAND ARE RELEGATED FROM THE PREMIERSHIP

Jermain Defoe and Fabio Borini both wasted good chances to fire Sunderland into the lead when they desperately needed three points to keep their survival hopes alive.

But they were punished three minutes before the end when Josh King touched home from close range to send the Black Cats tumbling towards the Championship.

Here are some FACTS, STATS, GOALS AND LOLS

Sunderland were without TEN first-team players. Jack Rodwell and Jason Denayer both failed fitness tests on the pitch before kick-off.
It meant Donald Love was making his first league appearance since January, when Stoke’s Marko Arnautovic ripped him apart.

But on-loan Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj still cannot get a game. There is no chance of him having a future at Old Trafford.
Eddie Howe was taking charge of his 200th league game in his second spell as Bournemouth boss.

Sunderland fans are voting with their feet. The attendance was 38,394 – their lowest in the league this season. But even that official figure looked generous.

David Moyes started the match stood in his technical area and did not return to his dugout for the entire match. In the last home match, he was booed by supporters whenever he stood up.
Jermain Defoe has now not scored in ten matches for the Black Cats – a goal drought stretching back to February.

David Moyes started the match stood in his technical area and did not return to his dugout for the entire match. In the last home match, he was booed by supporters whenever he stood up.
Jermain Defoe has now not scored in ten matches for the Black Cats – a goal drought stretching back to February.

TEAM RATINGS

SUNDERLAND : Pickford 6, Love 7, Manquillo, O’Shea, Kone 7, Pienaar (Honeyman 55, 7), Ndong 7, Khazri 6, Borini 6, Anichebe 6, Defoe 6

BOURNEMOUTH: Boruc 7, A Smith 7, Francis 8, S Cook 7, Daniels 7, Fraser 7 (Gradel 90, 5), L Cook 6, Arter 7, Pugh 7 (Mousset 82, 6), King 8 , Afobe 6 (Stanislas 57, 6)

David Moyes has come under fire for his management of the team as results have been woeful. He says he wants to bring Sunderland back up next season. Your guess is as good as mine on the chances of that happening.

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