Following a 3-1 loss to Arsenal on Sunday evening, West Bromwich Albion has been relegated from the Premier League.
The result puts the Baggies 10 points behind safety with only nine points to play for,
confirming their immediate return to the Championship with three games remaining.
The relegation is Sam Allardyce’s first as a manager, and it puts an end to his illustrious record of keeping all of his previous top-flight clubs in the division.
West Brom went down 2-0 to Emile Smith Rowe and Nicolas Pepe in the first half at the Emirates Stadium,
and they needed a stirring second-half fightback to keep their slim survival hopes alive for at least another game.
In the second half, Matheus Pereira pulled one back for the visitors,
but Willian’s 90th-minute strike confirmed the Baggies’ relegation for good.
West Bromwich Albion have joined Sheffield United in being relegated to the Championship this season,
and Fulham will follow them if they lose to Burnley on Monday night.
The Baggies have now been relegated from the Premier League 11 times, with only Birmingham City (12) having experienced it more frequently in English football history.
With games against Liverpool,
West Ham United, and Leeds United,
Allardyce’s side will wrap up their one-season stay in the Premier League.