Sunday, May 14, 2017 11:15 pm
Hull City Football Club were relegated from the English Premier League on Sunday with one game to go after a 0-4 defeat at Crystal Palace.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the result, while sending Hull City down, also secured top-flight survival for Crystal Palace.
Marco Silva’s side went behind after a shocking error just two minutes and 11 seconds into a game they needed to win.
NAN reports that a win would have given Hull City FC a fighting chance of survival.
Italy defender Andrea Ranocchia missed a simple clearance, allowing Wilfried Zaha to run clear and slot beyond goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic.
Christian Benteke’s header doubled Palace’s lead.
Late goals from Luka Milivojevic, from the penalty kick spot, and substitute Patrick van Aanholt, completed Hull’s misery.
The Tigers, who failed to register a shot on target on Sunday, will now join Sunderland and Middlesbrough in the Championship next season.
This result also means Swansea City, who were bottom of the table and four points from safety at the start of 2017, stay up.
NAN reports that Hull City FC are relegated 12 months after winning promotion by beating Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship play-off final.