SWANSEA City ended their Premier League season with a 3-1 defeat of Sunderland.
The hosts went into the game in fine form, with 13 points from the last 15 on offer steering them away from the threat of relegation.
But Swansea came flying out of the blocks and two goals in the first 13 minutes, from Nathan Dyer and Marvin Emnes, put them in command.
Fabio Borini cut the deficit, but Swansea wrapped up the points when Wilfried Bony netted.
Garry Monk made six changes to his team - and saw his side take the lead early on.
Dyer was played in by Wayne Routledge and lifted a shot over the advancing Vito Mannone and into the net.
Emnes then turned John O'Shea and blasted a left-foot shot past the Italian keeper.
The Black Cats started the second half with much greater urgency and they were back in the game within five minutes when Borini met Adam Johnson's corner at the near post and headed past Gerhard Tremmel.
Tremmel preserved his side's lead with a save after Johnson had cut inside and unleashed a left-foot shot.
However, the visitors re-established their advantage when Jack Colback could only help Emnes's cross to Bony, who stepped outside Bardsley before firing home off the inside of the post.
Tremmel got down well to keep out Sebastian Larsson's 71st-minute free-kick.