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Crystal Palace vs Hull as it happened: Marco Silva's side relegated from the Premier League

Re-live the Premier League clash at Selhurst Park

Joe Miles,Freddie Paxton
Sunday 14 May 2017 11:05

Crystal Palace host Hull this afternoon in a relegation six pointer with the Tigers' Premier League safety on the line.

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What time does it start?

Crystal Palace vs Hull City kicks off at 12pm on Sunday 14th May.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be televised live on Sky Sports 1, with coverage starting at 11am.

It’s a big game for…

Wilfried Zaha. He has recaptured the form which convinced Sir Alex Ferguson to sign him for Manchester United in 2013 and Crystal Palace will need him to perform if they are to escape relegation. He has got 6 goals and 9 assists this season, and is a creative threat out wide with his trickery and power. If he can get involved in the game and provide good service to frontman Christian Benteke, they will punish Hull.

Wilfried Zaha will be a key man (Getty )

Best stat…

8 of the last 17 meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw.

Remember when…

Crystal Palace came out 4-2 victors over Hull in a Championship game in March 2013. Some familiar names got on the scoresheet, with Kevin Phillips (3) and Zaha scoring Palace’s goals, while Hull’s were scored by Jay Simpson and David Meyler.

Player to watch...

Harry Maguire. The centre-half has performed admirably all season and will be central to keeping out all of the home side’s attacking talents. His strength, composure and ability on the ball have meant he is attracting attention ahead of the summer window from the likes of Tottenham and Everton. If Hull have any chance of keeping him they will need to remain in the Premier League, and this match will be vital in that quest.

Past three meetings…

Hull City 3-3 Crystal Palace, Premier League, December 2016

Crystal Palace 0-2 Hull City, Premier League, April 2015

Hull City 2-0 Crystal Palace, Premier League, October 2014

Form guide…

Crystal Palace: DWLLL

Hull City: LLWDL


Crystal Palace: 21/20

Hull City: 27/10

Draw: 51/20


Good morning and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of Hull's trip to Selhurst Park. Palace only need a draw to secure their safety, but they have failed to find form lately with three defeats on the bounce. Its simple for Hull, if they loose, then they go down.

Stay tuned for all of the build up, team news and minute-by-minute coverage of the action. 

Joe Miles14 May 2017 11:15

Team news: 

Joe Miles14 May 2017 11:17

By the time Hull City kick off at Crystal Palace at 12:00, they will know what they need to do. It even piles it on Palace, who should be safe and have felt safe for weeks now, only to relapse, their relegation battle DNA simply too dominant to overcome.

Joe Miles14 May 2017 11:28

Mamadou Sakho may well have played his final game for Crystal Palace with Sam Allardyce revealing it is unlikely the on-loan Liverpool defender will play again this season. 

Joe Miles14 May 2017 11:29

Hull need a result today or they will suffer the harsh consequences of relegation, but their record against Palace is far from encouraging. The Tigers won 2-0 at Selhurst Park in April 2015, but their is only victory away to Palace in 32 years. However, this will certainly be the most important of the bunch. 

Marco Silva's men enter this clash armed with the worst away record in the league, but they will need to put this horrific record behind them and focus on securing their position in the top flight. However, Palace have failed to score in their last three league games - so they might just be in with a chance. 

Joe Miles14 May 2017 11:38

Wise words from the 24-year-old... 

Joe Miles14 May 2017 11:44

The Tigers record away from home

-They have not won away since their 2-0 victory against Swansea in August, 2015.

- Scored the fewest goals and conceded the most.

- Worst away record in the league.

- Not won in the last 17 away from home. 

Joe Miles14 May 2017 11:52


The Tigers kick off to get the action under way. Game on!

Joe Miles14 May 2017 12:01


Grosicki sends an early set piece into the danger zone. but Benteke leaps and manages to clear the danger. 

Joe Miles14 May 2017 12:02




Zaha breaks the deadlock, following a huge error from Ranocchia. The Hull defender looks to clear the danger, but he misses the ball and it puts the chance on a plate for Zaha, who slots it past Jakupovic effortlessly. 

Joe Miles14 May 2017 12:05

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