Norwich City have confirmed their relegation to the Championship, with the club joining Fulham and Cardiff in the second tier of English football for the 2014-15 season.
The Canaries entered the final day of the 2013-14 campaign a game behind 17th place and needing to turn around a 17-point goal difference in order to save themselves from the drop.
Such a scenario was always unlikely and now their relegation has been confirmed with manager Neil Adams preparing for life in the Championship.
As Norwich faced the prospect of going down during the week reports swirled that the club are set for a mass exodus as players take issue with senior management, who sacked Chris Hughton at the beginning of April.
The side were in 17th position when the former Ireland international was shown the door, and while Norwich chief executive David McNally insisted Adams would take the club back into sure safety they haven't won a game since.
In their final match against Arsenal, the Canaries finished with a 2-0 loss, to goals from Aaron Ramsey and Carl Jenkinson.
Meanwhile for Fulham and Cardiff the writing was officially on the wall before the last game started and both sides have targeted a quick return to the Premier League with owner Vincent Tan even promising the Blue Birds might return to their traditional shirt colours if they make it back into the top flight.
As for the sides' replacements in the Premier League, Leicester and Burnley secured automatic promotion while QPR, Wigan, Brighton and Derby are fighting it out for the final Premier League place.