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Diouf, Choupo-Moting, Badou, Sobhi go down with relegated Stoke City

15:10 BST 05/05/2018
Mame Diouf
The Potters have fallen into the Championship with one game still to play following a decade in the top-flight
African attackers Mame Diouf, Eric Choupo-Moting and Ramadan Sobhi, and midfielder Ndiaye Badou were part of a Stoke City side that confirmed its relegation from the English Premier League, after succumbing to a defeat to Crystal Palace in Saturday’s early kickoff.

The Potters lost 2-1 to Roy Hodgson’s men to confirm their status as a Championship side next season.

A late Patrick van Aanholt goal completed the Eagles’ fightback after James McArthur had equalised Xherdan Shaqiri’s deflected free-kick.

Their inability to overtake 17th-placed Swansea City meant their ten-season stay in the English top-flight came to an end, having gained promotion back in 2007-08.

This, however, comes as a reward to Wilfried Zaha - and Ghana's Jeffrey Schlupp - who has been pivotal to Palace retaining their Premier League status.

Senegal internationals Diouf and Badou played for the entire duration of the tie with Egypt youngster Sobhi featuring as a second-half substitute. Cameroon forward Choupo-Moting was not available for the tie.

For Palace, Zaha was on from start to finish but could not add to his tally of eight goals this season while Schlupp made his second appearance - as a late entrant - since returning from a lengthy injury layoff.