Sunderland relegated from Premier League as they crash to 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth

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David Moyes’ side sent packing to the Championship after Josh King strikes late winner for the Cherries

SUNDERLAND crashed out of the Premier League with a whimper as they slipped to a late defeat to Bournemouth.

David Moyes’ side needed to record a better result than Hull to keep themselves in the top flight – but they failed miserably as their fate was confirmed.

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Josh King fires the late winner for Bournemouth that consigned Sunderland to relegation

Josh King celebrates the goal that ended Sunderland's ten year stay in the top flight

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Josh King celebrates the goal that ended Sunderland’s ten year stay in the top flight

Jermain Defoe and Victor Anichebe suffer the pain of relegation

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Jermain Defoe and Victor Anichebe suffer the pain of relegation

 

 

David Moyes looks crestfallen as his Sunderland side head towards relegation

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David Moyes looks crestfallen as his Sunderland side head towards relegation

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.

 

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.

 

Jermain Defoe sees his point-blank shot saved by Artur Boruc in the Bournemouth goal

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Jermain Defoe sees his point-blank shot saved by Artur Boruc in the Bournemouth goal

Jermain Defoe cannot believe his early chance has gone begging

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Jermain Defoe cannot believe his early chance has gone begging
  • 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.

 

Fabio Borini completely misses his kick as he tries to shoot on goal

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Fabio Borini completely misses his kick as he tries to shoot on goal

Marc Pugh sees his shot blocked by Sunderland defender Donald Love

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Marc Pugh sees his shot blocked by Sunderland defender Donald Love
  • 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.

Fabio Borini tries his luck but Art Boruc is up the to task and saves for Bournemouth

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Fabio Borini tries his luck but Art Boruc is up the to task and saves for Bournemouth
  • Bournemouth’s late triumph meant they ended a run of seven league away matches without a win.
  • Sunderland have won one of their last 17 league matches – away at Crystal Palace in February.

TEAMS

SUNDERLAND : Pickford, Love, Manquillo, O’Shea, Kone, Pienaar, Ndong, Khazri, Borini, Anichebe, Defoe

Subs: Mannone, Lescott, honeyman, Embleton, Gooch, Januzaj, Djilobodi

BOURNEMOUTH: Boruc, A Smith, Francis, S Cook, Daniels, Fraser, L Cook, Arter, Pugh, King, Afobe

Subs: Allsop, Mings, B Smith, Stanislas, Ibe, Gradel, Mousset

THE BIG PICTURE

Remaining Fixtures

SUNDERLAND

May 6: Hull (a) Premier League

May 13: Swansea (h) Premier League

May 16: Arsenal (a) Premier League

May 21: Chelsea (a) Premier League

 

BOURNEMOUTH

May 6: Stoke (h) Premier League

May 13: Burnley (h) Premier League

May 21: Leicester (a) Premier League

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