Palace relegate Hull with EPL thumping

May 14, 2017 - 2:21 PM Hull City were relegated for the second time in three seasons when they went down 4-0 at Crystal Palace, who guaranteed their own Premier League survival with the win.

Palace went into the relegation tussle at Selhurst Park needing one point to stay up and took the upper hand from the start with a goal inside three minutes from Wilfried Zaha.

Christian Benteke gave Palace a two-goal cushion before halftime when he headed home Jason Puncheon's corner in the 34th minute for his 15th league goal.

Palace, with Luka Milivojevic adding an 85th-minute penalty and substitute Patrick van Aanholt completing the rout in stoppage time, climbed to 13th on 41 points leaving Hull in 18th with 34, four adrift of 17th-placed Swansea with one match remaining.

It was a dejected Hull manager Marco Silva who spoke after the match.

"It's a sad day for our fans and our boys," Silva said.

"It's not a good moment. Now we have to take the next step and find out why this happened.

"When the club came to me, we knew we were taking on a big risk. But we had one target to stay in the Premier League. We did our best to improve the boys in the team and that was our job."

Source: AAP

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