It’s been on the cards for weeks if not months, but a 1-0 home defeat against Bournemouth today was enough to officially relegate Sunderland from the Premier League.
Josh King’s 12th goal of 2017 (coupled with Hull’s draw against Southampton) was enough to resign the Black Cats to their fate, leaving them 13 points from safety with just four games left to go.
Personally stunned that Sunderland didn’t have the quality to stay up this season. pic.twitter.com/IpC3cBQvbu
— Who Ate All The Pies (@waatpies) April 29, 2017
Indeed, Hull were actually below Sunderland when Marco Silva took over in January, making David Moyes’ miserablist approach look all the more self-defeating.
His dour side now draw level with Crystal Palace and Norwich in having been flushed from the Premier League a joint-record four times.
Never has a hashtag looked more misplaced.