13 May, 2017
Bournemouth picked up a hard-fought 1-0 win over David Moyes' doomed Sunderland, as the Black Cats failed to deliver a late charge to surivive the drop and were condemned to relegation at a gloomy afternoon at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
For now, Moyes has said he needs time to reflect and it will be interesting if he does stay on in the Championship - he has not managed at that level since leaving Preston for Everton in 2002.
In a statement, Short apologised and admitted mistakes: "Like any supporter my initial reaction if one of sadness, disappointment, anger and frustration", he said.
David Moyes saw his "most hard day" as a manager after seeing his side relegated on Saturday.
"We have travelled in great numbers away from home, we have had big home supports and unfortunately we have not been able to get the results which everyone wanted". People will be flat because they are hoping that something is going to dramatically change.
Jamie Vardy capitalised on a Baggies error to give the Foxes a half time lead, and Craig Shakespeare's side didn't look back, as they held on to secure all three points.
4 - No side has been relegated from the @premierleague on more occasions than Sunderland.
One, Victor Anichebe, has been injured for much of the campaign.
But as the summer transfer window closed without the arrivals for which he had hoped, he realised very quickly that he might have his work cut out. These are difficulties which we have been unable to overcome and we are paying the price for that now. We take collective responsibility from top to bottom. It's been a disastrous season from start to finish.
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. There are two players that are assets in that team [Jordan Pickford and Jermain Defoe]. There is more money in the Championship and teams are getting stronger. Little wonder when the club also recorded a loss of 33 million pounds ($43 million) in the last financial year, with a debt of 110 million pounds ($142 million). "If they had scored, they would not deserve it", said Hull manager Silva. I am agreeing with them. But obviously, we are really disappointed.
"I don't think this is the time to offer a reason".
That's why they have skipped from manager to manager with no real plan or identity.
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 half-time.