Post-Match Reaction With Marco Silva

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The shock of the stumble last week at home to the Black Cats will be out of their system and this has been a team able to shake off a reverse and keep fighting in and around the foot of the table since Silva's arrival.

Hull City have been relegated from the Premier League after succumbing to a 4-0 defeat against Crystal Palace in a season-defining match at Selhurst Park.

"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".

Coverage of today's Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and Hull will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 (Sky 401, Sky HD 409, Virgin Media 511, Talk Talk 402 and BT TV 402), with the pre-match build-up starting at 11am and kick-off set for 12pm.

Palace, who have been transformed since the arrival of manager Sam Allardyce in December, host relegation rivals Hull City tomorrow.

"It gave Palace what they wanted for the match".

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Hull captain Michael Dawson admitted the team deserved relegation after poor form. This club has been in the Premier League for [four years] and wants to grow with it now. Subs: James McArthur (for Cabaye, 62mins) 8, Patrick van Aanholt (for Townsend, 75mins) 8, Damien Delaney (for Tomkins, 86mins) 5.

Marco Silva refused to discuss his future as Hull manager after they were relegated from the Premier League, but warned the club they need to learn from the mistakes made this season. "I have always said that the fight would go on until the end of the season and we will continue our fight until then".

"And I'm sure the fans will feel the same way after everything they've been through this season". "It's not a good moment".

After a surprisingly good start to the season which followed a tumultuous summer that saw Steve Bruce leave the club, Mike Phelan was sacked at the start of January. Not as the high-flying Signor Allardici but the next best thing - the Premier League Houdini.

As with Swansea's 2-0 victory at Sunderland on Saturday, it already appeared that by taking the lead the hardest part was done, and after a quiet period of play the home side added a second in the 34th minute.

Palace manager Sam Allardyce had spoken during the week of the need for his team to handle the pressure of the occasion and of how the opening goal would be key. "We've got a lot of experienced players, of playing in the Premier League; much more experience than Hull City have got, so use that experience when it's needed on Sunday".

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