Relegated Hull only have themselves to blame, says boss

The former Manchester United winger scored an early goal in Palace's 4-0 win over Hull on Sunday, which secured their Premier League status. So we'll analyse it and talk in the next few days. "We will talk before the Tottenham game". Steve [Parish, Palace chairman] saw that we needed the change and thought I was the man.

- Curtis Davies is the 13th player to play in at least four Premier League relegation campaigns (4). "Now is time to be calm and see what is best, first for the future of the club, and also for my career as well".

In the circumstances, the first goal would be crucial and Hull, who had won only once at Palace in 32 years, were getting a sinking feeling in south London once again after Zaha punished a bad blunder to open the scoring in the third minute. "I will give my opinion to the board and the chairman to understand what the club needs to do differently", the Portuguese said.

Silva's contract expires at the end of the season, and it would seem that keeping him on board represents Hull's best chance of making an instant return to the top flight.

Come full time it was a comprehensive four nil victory for Palace and we failed to take the battle against relegation to the final day and are set for a Championship life again next year. "You need to prepare better", he said.

Hull City have officially been relegated from the Premier League.

Palace were able to rubber-stamp their own survival thanks to goals from Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke, Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt.

"It is clear to me that we start to win one season or lose one season through the preparation".

But the 62-year-old has maintained his record of never taking a team out of the Premier League and ranked it higher than his survival acts with Bolton, Blackburn and Sunderland.

Silva, who succeeded Mike Phelan in the first week of January, added: "This was a sad day for the club".

"We had a little slip-up but that came through injuries really and now we have come back, in our last home game, what a way to finish in front of your home fans".

Eagles defender Tomkins told News Shopper: "For Wilf [Zaha] to punish Hull like that was massive for us".

He pointed out in his programme notes that the point with which Palace started every match, including Sunday afternoon, had to be defended above all else.

  • Julie Sanders