Sunderland U23s back in relegation zone after Derby County win

Sunderland U23s beat Leicester City 4-1 on Sunday.
Sunderland U23s beat Leicester City 4-1 on Sunday.
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Sunderland Under-23s dropped back into the Premier League 2 relegation zone yesterday after Derby County beat West Ham 1-0.

The young Black Cats had climbed out of the danger zone on Sunday with their 4-1 victory over title hopefuls Leicester City.

But yesterday, Jayden Bogle scored the only goal of the game to give the Rams a massive boost as they climbed above Sunderland again.

Derby’s victory relegates botom side Manchester United, with second-bottom Sunderland now two points behind Derby with both sides having just one game left.

Derby also have a far superior goal difference.

The final positions at the bottom will be decided next Monday evening.

Derby are away to title-chasing Leicester - although the Foxes’ title hopes will be over if top side Arsenal get a point or more at West Ham this Friday.

Sunderland are away to fourth-top Swansea next Monday - needing a win and hoping Derby lose.