Fulham became the third and final team after losing 2–0 to the English Premier League, which sealed the London club’s immediate return to the second-tier championship after losing 2–0 to Burnley.
LONDON – Fulham became the third and final team to be eliminated from the English Premier League, with a 2–0 loss to Burnley to return to the London club’s second-tier championship on Monday.
Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion, the bottom two squads of the league, were already down.
Burnley was one of four clubs – with Brighton, Newcastle and Southampton – still not mathematically safe in the match at Craven Cottage above the charge zone.
First-half goals from Ashley Westwood and Chris Wood ultimately killed any hope of escape by Fulham, owned by Shahid Khan – whose portfolio of sports teams includes the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.
Fulham had 10 points remaining from safety with three matches remaining.
The team, managed by former England midfielder Scott Parker, has been near the bottom of the league all season, with the biggest drawback at the start.
Parker was able to shore up the defense until the middle of the season – helped by the impressive performances of Alon Areola, a center from Lone, Joaquim Anderson, a center from Lyon, and a goalkeeper from Paris Saint-Germain, but that came at the expense of its attacking flow. K.
Fulham have just 25 goals in 35 games, better than last-placed Sheffield United.
Fulham and West Brom had only one season in the top flight.
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