SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Southampton became the first team to be relegated from the Premier League after losing 2-0 to Fulham on Saturday, ensuring the south coast team’s 11-year tenure in the Premier League England’s top division comes to an end.

Southampton’s fate was sealed with two games to go in their first full season since Sport Republic, a sports and entertainment investment firm run by Serbian businessman Dragan Solak, took over last year.

Goals from Carlos Vinicius and Aleksandar Mitrovic, in their first game back after an eight-match ban for grabbing a referee, gave Fulham victory at St. Mary’s Stadium, where British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, a fan of the Southampton, was in the stands.

Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, center, watches from the stands during the Premier League soccer match between Southampton FC and Fulham FC at St. Mary’s Stadium, in Southampton, England, Saturday, May 13, 2023. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)

Southampton are eight points from safety with games to play against Brighton and Liverpool.