Sunderland’s 10-year stay in the Premier League is over after Josh King’s late strike gave
David Moyes’ side slumped out of the English top-flight with a whimper as the latest dismal display in a wretched campaign ended with King’s winner in the 88th minute.
Moyes briefly thought there might be a reprieve when their relegation rivals
In the bottom three since September 10, bottom-of-the-table
Sacked by United after less than a year and dismissed by Real Sociedad following a disappointing spell in
Moyes found his hands tied by a lack of financial backing from
Criticised by fans for his negative tactics and charged by the Football Association following his crude comments to a television reporter, it would be no surprise if Moyes parts company with
With injuries ravaging his squad, Moyes had to make four changes to the team that lost at Middlesbrough on Wednesday as Sunderland chased a first home league win since December 17.
Moyes’ men desperately needed an early goal to steady their nerves, and they went close when Fabio Borini’s swerving effort drew a good save from Artur Boruc.
Jermain Defoe’s failure to score since February has been instrumental in Sunderland’s downfall, and the
He blazed high over the bar midway through the half and then, played in by Didier Ndong’s header, he volleyed straight at Boruc from a good position.
Sunderland were just as error-prone at the back, and more poor defending let in King for a shot that was cleared off the line by Donald Love just before halftime.
Bournemouth wasted two chances to seal
There was little improvement from
Honeyman did have a sight of goal, but couldn’t beat Boruc, and