Relegation: A Blessing in Disguise for Sunderland? - The Football Faithful (blog)

After a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bournemouth, Sunderland have been confirmed as relegated despite a fairly spirited performance – a rarity on Wearside this season. A 2-0 defeat at the hands of an almost dead and buried Middlesbrough side last weekend ...

Stephen Hunt: 'How can you get that passion if the training ground is 200 miles away? It's just not possible' - Irish Independent

After six years battling against relegation from the Premier League with six different managers, Sunderland were finally relegated from the top flight yesterday. When a big, well-supported, historical club like Sunderland falls from the top division ...

No escape as Sunderland relegated from Premier League - China Post

The northeast club is returning to the second tier after a decade in world soccer's richest league. Relegation was confirmed with four games remaining after a loss to Bournemouth on Saturday. Owner Ellis Short doesn't mask the problems engulfing the ...

Howe: We had to dig in - Vitalfootball

Eddie Howe praised his AFC Bournemouth side for their resilience after the 1-0 win at Sunderland yesterday. Joshua King netted a late winner to secure back-to-back wins for the Cherries, and end Sunderland's 10-year stay in the Premier League. Howe ...

Eddie Howe says David Moyes is an 'outstanding' manager, backs Sunderland to come back and praises fans - Sunderland Echo

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has expressed sympathy for Sunderland's plight but has backed them to bounce back. Joshua King's 88th minute winner for Bournemouth ended Sunderland's 10-year stint in the Premier League. Howe's opposite number ...

Sunderland legend Niall Quinn on relegation, David Moyes and what's needed for the club to bounce back - Sunderland Echo

Sunderland legend Niall Quinn says there will be a lot of “soul-searching” in the corridors of power at the Stadium of Light after the club's relegation. And the former striker has called on the hierarchy to come up with a defined and clear plan in ...

Sunderland relegated from the Premier League - Alive For Football

With the club reportedly in debt, Defoe and Pickford may, to their delight, be sold this summer. It did little to deter the Cherries and when King lobbed Jordan Pickford the ball seemed destined for the top corner, but the crossbar - and then the post ...