The Black Cats' fate was confirmed with a 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon.
A reported target for next season for Eddie Howe is our the player we had on loan from West Ham for one season Jermain Defoe, he has scored 14 of Sunderlands 26 goals this season and will be a player for our defenders to contain. They'll look to take advantage of the extra rest to secure a good result at the Stadium of Light.
Defoe actually produced as many first-half threats as the entire Bournemouth team, but their forwards were sharing out the chances and they nearly went ahead five minute from the interval.
Likely bringing in upwards of £15 million in transfer fees if the club decide to cash in on Pickford, he would be a tough figure to replace between the sticks but may be sacrificed in favour of reshaping the squad as a whole.
Asked if his job had been made more hard by Hull's resurgence under new manager Marco Silva, Moyes added: "It's good when people come in, but when people do it for 14, 15 years in the Premier League, and how their record stands up over that period, that's when you judge people".
While Sunderland don't have the worst defence in the Premier League, they have still conceded 59 goals, and to be successful in the Championship, your defence must be watertight.
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O'Shea said: "I thought if we kept it going we were definitely going to score because we were so dominant".
With Moyes suggesting he may consider his future at the end of the season, some Sunderland fans may feel a show of displeasure will convince him to walk away from a job which has become increasingly hard with each passing fixture of the campaign.
While the race for the Premier League title has become a contest exclusively between leaders Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, the battle to beat the drop is a more complicated affair.
Chelsea, four points clear of Spurs, who've also got five league games remaining, are away to Everton on Sunday when Tottenham face Arsenal in the north London derby.
Sunderland are on a nine-game winless streak but the 54-year-old Scot is still optimistic about their chances of top-flight survival.
"I can guess it's a bit of a red card and a bit of a very smart, very experienced Argentinian player (Aguero)", said United manager Jose Mourinho. The club made an operating profit of £1.5m and reduced the debt burden from £133.2m to £110.4m during the year to 31 July 2016. In the short history of semimatchevuyu confrontation of these teams, "cherries" have won only once - in a home match last season - 2: 0.
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