Sunderland pull level with unwanted Premier League record for finishing bottom

David Moyes Sunderland Premier League
Richard Heathcote
The Black Cats locked up bottom of the table with a loss against Arsenal, putting the club into an unwanted tie with Nottingham Forest

Sunderland have tied an unwanted record in the Premier League by finishing bottom of the table for the third time. 

The Black Cats had no hope of avoiding relegation coming into Tuesday's match against Arsenal, but still held some hope of not being the bottom side in the league. A brace from Alexis Sanchez gave Arsene Wenger's side a 2-0 win and kept alive their hopes of a miracle finish and a Champions League spot next season, but it also confirmed that Sunderland would finish bottom of the table. 

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With just six wins an six draws so far, even a win on the final day of the season would leave David Moyes' side on just 27 points.

Sunderland's third time finishing bottom of the Premier League pulls the club level with Nottingham Forest for the unprestigious title of being the league's best anchor. 

The club also finished bottom of the Premier League in 2003 and 2006.