Football: Hull City relegated from the English Premier League after 4-0 defeat by Crystal Palace

Hull City's Kamil Grosicki looking dejected after defeat by Crystal Palace on May 14, 2017.
Hull City's Kamil Grosicki looking dejected after defeat by Crystal Palace on May 14, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS
Hull City's Sam Clucas despondent over the team's relegation. Hull join Sunderland and Middlesbrough as the three teams that will drop to the Championship next season.
Hull City's Sam Clucas despondent over the team's relegation. Hull join Sunderland and Middlesbrough as the three teams that will drop to the Championship next season.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Hull City crashed out of the English Premier League on Sunday as Crystal Palace secured their own survival with a 4-0 thrashing of their relegation rivals at Selhurst Park.

Marco Silva's side knew only a victory would give them a realistic chance of staying up, but goals from Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke, Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt consigned them to the drop.

Third-from-bottom Hull, winners just once in their last six matches, return to the Championship just 12 months after their promotion via the play-offs.