- Associated Press - Saturday, May 6, 2017

HULL, England (AP) - Hull coach Marco Silva’s 41-match unbeaten home record as a manager ended when his side lost to last-placed Sunderland 2-0 to intensify its relegation fears in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Silva had not lost a home league game since 2014, a period taking in spells in charge of Estoril, Sporting Lisbon, Olympiakos, and now four months at Hull.

Billy Jones struck in the 69th minute and Jermain Defoe added a second goal in injury time at the KCOM Stadium for Sunderland, which was relegated last weekend when Hull drew at Southampton thanks to a last-minute penalty save.

Hull stayed fourth from bottom and just two points ahead of Swansea, which played Everton late Saturday.

The result also was a boost for next-to-last Middlesbrough, which was six points behind Hull with three games left. Middlesbrough visits Chelsea on Monday.

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