SUNDERLAND 0-1 BOURNEMOUTH: DAVID MOYES IS A GONER AS SUNDERLAND IS RELEGATED FROM PREMIER LEAGUE
Sunderland's 10-year stay in the Premier League came to an abrupt end as Bournemouth scored a late winner at the Stadium of Light.
The result did not help the Black Cats coupled with Hull City's draw at Southampton means David Moyes' side are 14 points from safety with four games left.
The defeat, which is Sunderland's 23rd of the season, means they are relegated from the Premier League for a joint-record fourth time in Moyes' first season in charge.
Bournemouth's Joshua King scored the only goal with just two minutes left, tapping home from Ryan Fraser's pass.
King also came close in the 20th minute but his shot rebounded off the post and crossbar and into the arms of Jordan Pickford.
Sad looking Sunderland boss David Moyes
David Moyes’ side needed a better result than Hull to keep them in the Premier League – but they failed woefully as their fate was sealed.
Jermain Defoe and Victor Anichebe thinking about the pain of relegation
Jermain Defoe continues to give everything he has for Sunderland but there just isn't enough talent around him
David Moyes side needed to at least match Hull's result against Southampton to survive another week and were doing so - despite another uninspiring performance - until the 88th minute.
Southampton won a penalty in the closing stages which, if converted, would have seen Sunderland survive for now but it was saved by Eldin Jakupovic from Dusan Tadic.
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