LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) - Hull City were relegated to England’s second tier Championship on Sunday after a 4-0 thumping at Crystal Palace.
Goals from Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke, Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt secured top-flight survival for Sam Allardyce’s team with one game to go.
Here is some post match reaction from supporters of both clubs:
Crystal Palace: Holmesdale.net
And breathe! What a massive relief to secure our place in the Premier League for another season. Good old Sam Allardyce has done it again. Can we just forget this season now, it didn’t happen? Saying that, I’ll be savouring the memories of beating Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal.
We put on a very professional performance today. There were no nerves, no dramas, just a great win. Thanks to the unexpected early goal, it was actually an enjoyable game to watch.
Hull looked beaten early on. They had lost all interest, they were not even trying to defend. They looked like a team that deserved to be relegated. They were broken, and for much of the second half we were just toying with them.
Hull arguably had most of the possession in the first half but it’s what you do with it that counts. They made two key mistakes and were punished for them both. The Premier League really is a league of fine margins.
I just hope Steve Parish is already on the phone to Liverpool about signing Mamadou Sakho on a permanent deal.
As for Yohan Cabaye, it looked like he was giving the fans a farewell. I thought we would see more quality from him but he’s been a huge disappointment. We’ll get decent money for him in the summer, though.
Hull City: Not606.com
In the end class showed and the bookies were right all along - Hull would go down this season.
It’s worrying to see us lose our battle for survival because we know Hull will struggle in the Championship. No doubt we will face another relegation battle next season if no major changes are made over the summer.
There’s really not much to look forward to next year because even if we do have a different manager, there will be no financial backing.
It’s true that half the team are mercenaries and are only playing here because their own clubs didn’t want them. When times get tough they are not the type of players you need.
We did not even manage one shot on target in 82 minutes and then Michael Dawson conceded a penalty. The only miracle was kidding everyone we had a chance. Seriously, we haven’t won a single away game. It was never on.
The relegation is not a problem - it’s the fact that the heart of the club has been ripped out by the owners and now they’re not even going to try and paper over the cracks. (Editing by Toby Davis)