Crystal Palace 4-0 Hull City: Tigers relegated after thrashing

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

Wilfried Zaha scored in the second minute to get ball rolling and Christian Benteke doubled Palace's lead 30 minutes later as they looked in control at half-time.

Spurs had attempted to bring the Ivory Coast worldwide to White Hart Lane last summer, however they reportedly failed after a £12 million bid was rejected.

LONDON — Hull's return to the Premier League ended after a single season on Sunday, relegated after a 4-0 loss at Crystal Palace.

Steve Bruce's exit plus a summer where no new signings were made until the final 36 hours of the window meant Hull went into the campaign as arguably the worst prepared team in Premier League history. "West Ham have not had too much luck this season". They knew what was in it for them. When times get tough they are not the type of players you need. We started to lose in pre-season when making our preparation.

"Their home form wasn't good enough until Marco Silva came in", Ricketts told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

"It's a flawless performance from the players today - four goals and a clean sheet and terrific for everyone that has taken part, not just the squad, but everyone behind the scenes. We'll talk in the next few days, before the Tottenham match". When we have players like Michael Dawson, Harry Maguire, Andrea Ranocchia and Alfred N'Diaye on our side, conceding from a corner can only be down to a lack of focus and to do that in matches at this level makes things very hard'. "We did our best to do something in the last four months, but the players need to understand why this happened and start to win next season", he said.

As for what he believes has been the cause of relegation, Silva added: "This is something I will say first to the chairman". I will talk to the board and the chairman first, talking inside the walls of the club.

"We took three points at Chelsea away, and that gave us a great lift as it was our fourth win on the trot, and then we had a little stumble but the way we have seen Hull City off today really pleased me".

  • Julie Sanders