Hull City relegated from the English Premier League
Hull City will play in the Championship next season after a 4-0 trashing at the hands of Crystal Palace
A late surge in the second half of the season proved too little too late for the Tigers who were doomed to the Championship next season after losing 4-0 to the clinical and ruthless Crystal Palace.
Marco Silva had already performed a minor miracle at the club since taking over in January, winning 6 games in the league this calendar year. However, the miracle could not be stretched further to maintain Hull's status in the English Premier. The mess in the club that Silva had inherited after sales of players in the January transfer window and uncertainty in the boardroom proved too much for the manager in the end.
The 4-0 defeat at Selhurst Park encapsulated the season Hull have had. Balls were put in the final third but a lack of composure and direction prevented them from getting back in the game. Contrastingly, Crystal Palace took all of theirs, scoring four goals from four shots on target.
Going into the game, Hull only needed a draw to keep their survival hopes alive going into the final game of the season. Defeat for them will give welsh club Swansea City much jubilation as they were at danger of the drop as well, sitting just outside the bottom three.
Hull would do well to keep manager Marco Silva, who has been exceptional since taking the job. However, the Portuguese was coy about his future when interviewed after the game, "We have to analyse with the board and chairman, you start to win or lose a season ahead one year in advance. I will give the board and the chairman my opinion, about what they need to do differently to make sure this doesn't happen."