Josh 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.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the result coupled with Hull City's goalless draw at Southampton means Sunderland are 13 points from safety with four games left. "I'd like to make sure we get Sunderland back in the Premier League".
Moyes said he was not ready to discuss his future, saying two or three weeks of reflection were needed for the club before a plan was developed for a return to the Premier League. Everton had been in the bottom six, I think, four out of the five years before I came in.
Most Sunderland fans filed for the exits, not necessarily disappointed by the day's results - they knew this had been coming - but dejected and exasperated after a season of futility.
"They come here in their thousands and travel in their thousands". I think Moyes has been lazy with his signings. It's an especially cruel blow for our supporters and I am truly sorry we have not been able to retain our top-flight status for them.
But Ireland global O'Shea, who celebrated his 36th birthday on Sunday, is urging his team-mates to go down with their heads held high by throwing off the shackles in the final four games of a soul-destroying campaign.
Defoe's goal touch has deserted him in recent weeks - the England global has not scored in the Premier League since February 4 - and he ought to have done better after 28 minutes than volley straight at Boruc after a concerted spell of Sunderland pressure.
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We're more concerned with the people who follow the club, and they're obviously disappointed, just as we are as well.
Moyes reputation lies in tatters with a relegation on his CV to top a demise which has seen failed stints at Manchester United and Real Sociedad, and the 54-year-old may feel he will have a better chance at rehabilitating his image away from the perma-crisis at the Stadium of Light. I thought we played well against West Ham and Middlesbrough in midweek but we have not turned our opportunities into goals. There's no criticism of the players, or their effort or commitment.
The Scot said as he took charge: "This has got to be a building job".
It would prove to be one of the only things Moyes got right at Sunderland.
Howe deemed the achievement to be "excellent" considering the "size of the clubs we're (Bournemouth) competing against".
"It's been a tough challenge winning away from home in the Premier League", said Burnley manager Sean Dyche.
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