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Summary

  1. Sunderland must match Hull's result or are relegated
  2. David Moyes' side start 20th, 12 points from safety
  3. Sunderland have only taken two points from last nine games
  4. Bournemouth start 13th on 38 points
  5. Four changes for Sunderland, one for Bournemouth

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By Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth

All over. Sunderland are relegated. 

Follow reaction here.

INJURY TIME

Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth

Remarkable stuff at St Mary's. Southampton have a penalty as that goal went in at the Stadium of Light but it was saved by Eldin Jakupovic.

Sunderland are still going down as it stands. We're into added time here.

Sunderland down as it stands

Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth

Clinical stuff on the break away. Ryan Fraser feeds Joshua King who makes no mistake with the finish. Sunderland are going down as it stands.

Joshua King
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GOAL - Sunderland 0-1 Bournemouth

Joshua King

Sunderland down?

Jermain Defoe
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Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Route one at it's best.

A long ball from Jordan Pickford is played right up to the penalty area where its headed on in the direction of Jermain Defoe.

The Englishman takes a touch and shoots but the effort is blocked narrowly over. As they say, that could have gone anywhere.

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Has Lamine Kone got away with one?

Joshua King goes down after the Ivorian puts an arm on his shoulder and pleads for a penalty.

Having seen a replay the referee got that one absolutely right.

SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Charlie Daniels is jogging around the pitch with one boot on at the moment. I'm not sure how he lost it but the boot is currently in his own half.

Another sub for Bournemouth as Lys Mousset replaces Marc Pugh.

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

That yellow for Arter is his 10th of the season but luckily for him we're beyond the cut-off for a suspension.

That bit of handbags has sparked the home fans into life. Cries of "ha'way the lads" ring down from the stands.

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth
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Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

This has been a fairly placid game but it's all got a bit feisty now.

Fabio Borini hacks down Lewis Cook from behind which results in a whole load of pushing and shoving from almost all of the outfield players. 

In the end Borini and Harry Arter get their names taken, the latter for his reaction to the foul.

Fabio Borini
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Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

It's no surprise this one is goalless. Sunderland have failed to score in eight of their past nine games, don't forget.

Bournemouth are not the best on the road either, they're without a win in their past seven away.

Marc Pugh has had a couple of headed opportunities at the back post today by getting above Donald Love. He has wasted the latest of those, nodding over the bar.

David Moyes
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Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

The Sunderland fans seem to be getting behind local lad Honeyman. The 22-year-old midfielder finds space in the box and is picked out by Fabio Borini but his shot his saved by Boruc at the near post.

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Still goalless at St Mary's between Hull and Southampton.

As it stands Sunderland are staying up at least for another week.

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

If Sunderland are to go down they could have to look more to their academy next season.

George Honeyman has been at the club since the age of 10 and gets a good round of applause as he beats his man.

Elliot Embleton and Lynden Gooch are two other youngsters on the bench today.

SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

What's that saying about London buses?

Benik Afobe looks to have damaged his hamstring. He's replaced by Junior Stanislas.

SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

First change of the day.

Steven Pienaar is off and Sunderland academy product George Honeyman comes on for just his fourth Premier League appearance.

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

More hands on heads from the Bournemouth players.

Ryan Fraser crosses a free-kick from the right and Steve Cook climbs highest in the box but heads over when unchallenged.

You have to say he should have done better there.

Eddie Howe
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Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

That's better from Sunderland.

Finally they inject a bit of pace into their play as Defoe plays Fabio Borini in on goal.

The Italian carries on into the area and shoots across Artur Boruc who saves well. The Sunderland fans are encouraged by that and show their approval.

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Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Marc Pugh has his hands on his head after this shot which suggests how close it was.

From the left-side of the penalty area he looks for the far post but it goes narrowly wide.

YELLOW CARD

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Steven Pienaar gets a deserved yellow card for a foul on King. That's one way to stop the Bournemouth striker scoring.

KICK-OFF

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Sunderland get the second half under way.

Seconds after the re-start Marc Pugh has a free header at the back post but fails to make a proper connection.

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Bournemouth are the first team to resurface from the dressing rooms after the break. Joshua King gets a friendly high-five from Sunderland substitute Adnan Januzaj.

Here come Sunderland...

Don't miss the fantastic five-a-side finale

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A player in the 2017 FA People's Cup
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Teams up and down the country will be playing in some crucial games this weekend (as we get to the sharp end of the season) - and especially those who have made it through to the FA People's Cup finals in Birmingham.

There are 16 different categories all vying for their individual trophies and you'll be able to catch up with how they do with our live coverage on Sunday, 30 April and Monday, 1 May.

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Joshua v Klitschko
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Excited for the boxing tonight? Of course you are. In case you didn’t know already, Britain’s Anthony Joshua is fighting for the world title against the legendary Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium. 

You can follow the fight live on BBC Radio 5 live and via our dedicated text commentary. Alternatively, you can sign up for our breaking boxing news alerts service which will ensure you are kept fully up to date with the big fight. You can do that here.

The rugby team in a football final

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You don't even need to be a football team to play in the FA People's Cup.

LBoro Rangers are a group of university students who are taking part in the Higher Education category......

LBoro Rangers will be in action in the Higher Education finals on Sunday

Catch up with what's been going on in the FA People's Cup so far - and follow live coverage of the FA People's Cup finals on Sunday, 30 April and Monday, 1 May.

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Joshua King's shot off the woodwork was the closest we came to a goal in that half.

Bournemouth had the better off it with a shot cleared off the line as well, although Defoe failed to capitalise on a good chance.

But as things stand Sunderland are staying up for another week.

Remember they have to match Hull's result (currently 0-0 against Southampton) to prevent their relegation being confirmed. 

HALF-TIME

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

And it comes to nothing. They play the corner short but the delivery is poor.

Defoe then fires way over moments later.

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Sunderland have a corner right before the break...

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Bournemouth have probably had the better chances in this game.

They look to have much more variety in their game than Sunderland. Joshua King, Benik Afobe, Ryan Fraser and Marc Pugh have all looked good going forward.

Sunderland, meanwhile, are very one dimensional, looking to find Defoe as early as possible.

We're into two minutes of added time.

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Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Sunderland are living dangerously.

Firstly Javier Manquillo blocks a shot from seven yards from Benik Afobe before Joshua King's shot is cleared off the line by Donald Love. Both teams are knocking on the door but yet to find a way through.

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

As things stand Sunderland will hang on to their Premier League status for another week.

With this game and Hull City's match at Southampton both goalless Sunderland will be 12 points behind the Tigers with four games left.

YELLOW CARD

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

There's an odd atmosphere around the Stadium of Light this afternoon. There's a smattering of empty seats and you can't really blame the Sunderland fans with their team rock-bottom of the league. They have not been out of the bottom three since 10 September.

On the pitch Lewis Cook is the first man to receive a yellow card for a cynical foul on Borini.

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Sunderland are starting to grow into this now. Didier Ndong heads the ball over the Bournemouth defence where Jermain Defoe runs between the two centre-backs but he can only divert his volleyed effort straight at Boruc.

Ndong has been the busiest player in the Sunderland side, putting in plenty of effort in central midfield.

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth
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Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Defoe is now appealing for a penalty for handball after his shot is blocked by Simon Francis.

Stuart Attwell isn't having any of it though and neither am I. It may have hit an arm but from close range.

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Moments before that shot from King, Jermain Defoe fired over for Sunderland from the edge of the box. 

A reminder he has not scored for Sunderland since the start of February.

Fabio Borini has just taken a nasty knock on the ankle after a tackle from Harry Arter but after treatment he looks OK to continue.

'A wonderful piece of skill'

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

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Josh King uses his pace, gets to just inside the box and it somehow hits the crossbar and the post and stays out.

It was a wonderful piece of skill from a player who is in fine form right now, and how it stayed out I have no idea.

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Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

How has this stayed out?

I told you Joshua King was in form and he's just rattled both crossbar and post with one effort here. He is on the left edge of the box and floats a curling shot to the back post but - with Jordan Pickford rooted - it came off the bar, then onto the upright and back into the Sunderland keeper's arms.

So close to a 12th league goal of 2017 for King.

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

The visitors have had 69% of the possession here in the opening period.

They start the game seven points clear of the drop in 13th and Eddie Howe still insists they need another win to ensure survival.

They won't get it like that though. Adam Smith lets the ball slip under his boot for a Sunderland throw - cue sarcastic cheers from the home fans.

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Sunderland look so frantic at the back.

Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels looks to be going nowhere in the Sunderland box but John O'Shea just can't get the ball away from his feet.

None of the defenders want to make a tackle until eventually Jordan Pickford drops on the ball.

Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth
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Sunderland 0-0 Bournemouth

Fabio Borini has received a lot of criticism in recent weeks from Sunderland fans but he's had their first shot here.

It's a swerving effort from outside the area that Artur Boruc does well to save and Jermain Defoe can't adjust his feet to benefit on the rebound.

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