Cardiff & Fulham relegated from Premier League

The bottom two in the Premier League will be playing Championship football next season after defeats on their travels meant Sunderland's win at Man Utd sent them both down
Cardiff and Fulham have been relegated from the Premier League following their respective defeats to Newcastle and Stoke on Saturday afternoon.

Results elsewhere saw Sunderland secure an unlikely victory at Old Trafford, meaning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, who lost 3-0 at Newcastle, will return to the Championship after just one season in the top flight.

Despite starting the campaign brightly under Malky Mackay, defeating Manchester City in front of their home fans, eccentric owner Vincent Tan saw fit to replace the Scot with Solskjaer.

The gamble failed as the Norwegian struggled to improve on Mackay's record, winning just three of 17 matches in charge of the south Wales club.

For Fulham, the picture is the same as a heavy 4-1 loss at Stoke brought to an end their 13-year stay in the Premier League.

Until this point, German manager Felix Magath had never been relegated and had a reputation for saving clubs in trouble, yet only managed three wins in his 11 games in charge, collecting just 11 points from 33.