Tigers Tamed: Hull Relegated After 4-0 Mauling At Selhurst Park (Video)

Alan Duffy

14th, May 2017

After just one season back in the top-flight, Hull City were relegated on Sunday courtesy of an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace.

After seeing Swansea beat Sunderland on Saturday, the Tigers needed to beat Palace, themselves still in danger of the drop, in order to keep their survival hopes alive.

However, within three minutes, the visitors found themselves a goal down after a terrible error from Andrea Ranocchia allowed Wilfried Zaha to fire past Eldin Jakupovic.

A header from Christian Benteke made it 2-0 to the Eagles before the break as Hull failed to threaten the Palace goal.

It was a similar story in the second period, but it took until the 85th minute for Palace to make it 3-0, this time with Luka Milivojevic converting a penalty after Jeff Schlupp was felled in the box.

Things got even worse for the Tigers at the death, with substitute Patrick van Aanholt netted the 1000th goal of the Premier League season.

The result sees Hull return to the Championship, despite looking to have struck gold with the appointment of MArco Silva in January.

However, despite a superb run of form at home, the Portuguese boss couldn’t stop his side succumbing to a late season slump which sees them join Sunderland and Middlesbrough in next season’s second tier.

As for Palace, manager Sam Allardyce has once again saved his side from the drop. However, the former England manager will be expected to steer his side far higher up the table in 2017/18.

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