West Bromwich Albion have been relegated from English football's the Premier League after just one season when they lost 2-0 at home to Liverpool.
Goals from Steven Gerrard and Dirk Kuyt sealed West Brom's fate after a recent revival in their form suggested they could launch a second "great escape" after famously avoiding relegation in 2005.
West Brom play their last match of the season at Blackburn Rovers next weekend and remain bottom with 31 points.
. Sunderland (36) , Hull City (35), Newcastle United (34) and Middlesbrough (32) are all still hoping to avoid filling the other two relegation places.
Liverpool, trying to finish runners-up to Manchester United who've won the title, stretched their unbeaten League run to 10 matches and moved on to 83 points, their best tally since the Premier League started in 1992-93.
Chelsea beat Blackbrun 2-0.