West Brom have been relegated from the Premier League after a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday, May 9.
Following the loss, Sam Allardyce’s team are 10 points away from safety in the English top flight with just three games left to play making it mathematically impossible to claw back to safety.
West Brom went behind against the Gunners less than 30 minutes into the clash when Emile Smith Rowe struck from close range.
Then Nicolas Pepe doubled the home side’s lead in the 35th minute by smashing into the top corner. Matheus Pereira gave the visitors hope in the second half before Willian wrapped up the points with a late free kick.
“It’s not sunk in yet, but I’m sure I’ll wake up tomorrow and realise the situation,” Sam Allardyce told BT Sport. “I’m bitterly disappointed we’re not still in the fight.
“I’m not saying we would have avoided relegation but we should have been closer, we should have taken it down to the last three games, based on how we performed. The creating of chances has been there but the converting has not.
“We had [enough] time to pull it round. Our real problem was not beating the bottom-six sides when we came up against them. The results against Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City should have been bonus points.”
West Brom still have games against Liverpool, West Ham and Leeds to round off the campaign.
After just one season back in the top flight, they will return to the Championship with Sheffield United, while Fulham look set to follow, having taken just one point from their last six games.
This is the first time in 17 years Sam Allardyce will be relegated from the top flight .
By Terry W.