Sunderland 0 Bournemouth 1: David Moyes' side relegated after Josh King ends 10-year stay in Premier League

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Jermain Defoe following Sunderland's defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday - REUTERS

Sunderland's 10-year stay in the Premier League was ended as Josh King's late winner for Bournemouth confirmed their relegation.

King struck with two minutes remaining at the Stadium of Light to snatch a 1-0 win which finally ended the Black Cats' hopes of a fifth successive great escape.

There was brief hope from elsewhere as Southampton were awarded a penalty against Hull but Eldin Jakupovic's save earned the Tigers a goalless draw which leaves them 13 points clear of David Moyes' side, who have only 12 to play for.

King had earlier been denied by the woodwork but Jermain Defoe uncharacteristically passed up a series of inviting opportunities for the home side and sections of the 38,394 crowd at the Stadium of Light once again called for Moyes' head on the final whistle.

Sunderland 0 - 2 Bournemouth (Joshua King, 88 min)

On an afternoon when the Black Cats, who on Friday reported losses of £33million after tax for the year to July 31, ran out knowing the price of failure only too well, they huffed and puffed during a nervy first half in which Bournemouth played the better football and came desperately close to taking the lead.

That said, they had chances and had leading scorer Defoe been able to call upon his early-season form - the last of his 14 goals came nine games ago - they might even have grabbed the lead.

Fabio Borini forced Artur Boruc into an 11th-minute save with a rising drive, but it was Defoe to whom most of the better openings fell.

He fired high over from a promising position with 19 minutes gone after exchanging passes with Wahbi Khazri and just wide six minutes before the break, having earlier seen his penalty appeals waved away by referee Stuart Attwell when his shot appeared to hit the arm of Simon Francis.

But in the meantime, Jordan Pickford, who made regulation saves from Benik Afobe, Marc Pugh and Adam Smith, enjoyed a rare moment of good fortune when King left him rooted to the spot with a 20th-minute chip from a tight angle only to see the ball hit both the bar and the post before bouncing into the keeper's arms.

Pugh was unable to trouble Pickford with a header from King's ball in seconds after the restart but fired just wide of the far post with 50 minutes gone, although Boruc had to palm away Borini's effort as play switched rapidly to the other end.

Central defender Lamine Kone headed over from Khazri's 55th-minute cross with the Black Cats pressing once again but as time ran down, any composure began to ebb away.

However, George Honeyman had the home fans off their seats when he latched on to Borini's 67th-minute pass and tested Boruc at his near post.

The game descended into an ugly melee after Borini brought down Lewis Cook with a clumsy challenge, and the Italian and Harry Arter were both booked for their roles in it once order had been restored.

Boruc needed two attempts to field full-back Donald Love's skidding low drive four minutes from time, but it was the visitors who snatched victory at the death. Substitute Lys Mousset picked out Ryan Fraser on the right and his cross was steered home by King.

Southampton's penalty was awarded at almost the same moment, but Jakupovic denied Dusan Tadic to condemn the Black Cats to life back in the Sky Bet Championship.

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Full time: Stoke 0-0 West Ham

The final whistle blows at bet365 Stadium.

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Average touch positions (full time)

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Full time: West Brom 0-1 Leicester

The final whistle blows at The Hawthorns.

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Average touch positions (full time)

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Full time: Sunderland 0-2 Bournemouth

The referee has seen enough at Stadium of Light and blows the final whistle.

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Average touch positions (full time)

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Full time: Southampton 0-0 Hull

The final whistle blows at St. Mary's Stadium.

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Average touch positions (full time)

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GOAL!

Joshua King has doubled Bournemouth's lead - it's now 0-2.

Sunderland 0 - 2 Bournemouth (Joshua King, 88 min) 4:47PM

GOAL!

0-1. Joshua King has put Bournemouth ahead in the dying minutes!

Sunderland 0 - 1 Bournemouth (Joshua King, 88 min) 4:03PM

Second half: Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

The second 45 has begun at Stadium of Light.

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Second half: Stoke 0-0 West Ham

The action restarts at bet365 Stadium.

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Second half: West Brom 0-1 Leicester

The action restarts at The Hawthorns.

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Second half: Southampton 0-0 Hull

The action restarts at St. Mary's Stadium.

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Half time: Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

The half-time whistle blows at Stadium of Light.

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Average touch positions (half time)

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Half time: West Brom 0-1 Leicester

The first 45 minutes is up at The Hawthorns.

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Half time: Stoke 0-0 West Ham

The teams head in at the break at bet365 Stadium.

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Half time: Southampton 0-0 Hull

The first 45 minutes is up at St. Mary's Stadium.

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Southampton looking toothless in attack

Southampton managed just a single shot in the opening 45 minutes.

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GOAL!

Leicester take the lead just before the break - Jamie Vardy has made it 0-1.

West Brom 0 - 1 Leicester (Jamie Vardy, 43 min) 3:43PM

Southampton hit back

Southampton register their first shot, in response to three so far from Hull.

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The shot count is similar

Sunderland have attempted eight shots so far, compared to five for Bournemouth.

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The shot count is similar

Southampton and Hull are evenly matched in attack so far - the vistors have fired in three shots to the hosts' 0.

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The shot count is similar

West Brom and Leicester are evenly matched in attack so far - the home side have fired in five shots to the visitors' five.

West Brom vs Leicester shots on goal 3:40PM

The shot count is similar

Stoke and West Ham are evenly matched in attack so far - the vistors have fired in five shots to the hosts' four.

Stoke vs West Ham shots on goal 3:31PM

Neither side taking control of the game yet

West Brom having more of the ball so far, with 181 touches to 151 from Leicester.

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Neither side able to dictate the game so far

Southampton having more of the ball so far, with 211 touches to 210 from Hull.

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Sunderland threaten for the first time

Following the earlier Bournemouth effort, Sunderland register their first attempt at goal.

Sunderland vs Bournemouth shots on goal 3:12PM

West Brom respond

The hosts have their first shot of the game, in reply to two so far from Leicester.

West Brom vs Leicester shots on goal 3:09PM

Stoke have their first strike at goal

Stoke respond to the earlier West Ham effort with their first shot of the game.

Stoke vs West Ham shots on goal 3:00PM

Kick off: West Brom vs Leicester

The action gets started at The Hawthorns.

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Kick off: Sunderland vs Bournemouth

We're under way at Stadium of Light.

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Kick off: Stoke vs West Ham

The action gets started at bet365 Stadium.

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Kick off: Southampton vs Hull

They're off and running at St. Mary's Stadium.

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Match previews

Afternoon all. We have four 3pm kick-offs this afternoon which could see the first team fall through the Premier League trapdoor.

If Sunderland lose at home to Bournemouth today and other results don't go their way (more specifically if Hull beat Southampton), David Moyes' team will effectively be down (although not mathematically confirmed until tomorrow).

We'll have all the goals from both of those matches and the two other clashes thanks to the futuristic powers of our loyal and obedient Roboblogger.

While we're waiting for the action to get under way, here are some predictions from our writers:

Sunderland vs Bournemouth

An awkward day looms for Sunderland manager David Moyes. The hostile reception from their 3,000 followers at Middlesbrough in midweek will be multiplied many times if they lose and results elsewhere confirm  relegation. Bournemouth, seven points above the relegation zone, are not mathematically secure, so won't make it easy for Sunderland.

John Wardle's prediction 1-1

Southampton v Hull

Having taken just one point from a possible 45 on their travels, Hull's chorinic problmems on the road are in danger of dragging them under. It wil be another difficult day at Southampton, who had their moments before succumbing at leaders Chelsea.

Ben Findon's prediction 1-1

Stoke v West Ham

Five defeats in the last six matches have dented Stoke’s prospects of reaching 50 points for the fourth season in a row but their home record suggests they will be too good for a West Ham side without a win in their last five away.  Apart from Bournemouth, the only visitors to have won at Stoke in the Premier League this season are those in the current top four.

Jon Cully's prediction: Stoke City 2 West Ham United 1

West Brom v Leicester

Craig Shakespeare is on course to land the Leicester job and will surely end the debate if he removes the threat of relegation. The champions remain in trouble and face a West Brom team still capable of securing their highest ever points total.

John Percy's prediction: 2-2

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