Stoke relegated from Premier League after Crystal Palace defeat

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The Potters have fallen into the Championship with one game still to play following a decade in the top-flight

Stoke City have been relegated from the Premier League after falling in front on their own fans in a must-win clash at the Bet365 Stadium.

The Potters lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday , confirming their' drop into the Championship, with the result also securing the Eagles' survival.

Stoke took the lead through a deflected Xherdan Shaqiri free-kick but were unable to maintain their lead, with James McArthur equalising in the 68th minute before Patrick van Aanholt gave Palace all three points with just four minutes of normal time to play.

Stoke were promoted to the Premier League in the 2007-08 season, but will play in the second tier next year, as they are unable to overhaul 17th-placed Swansea City.

They had been the eighth longest-serving club in the top-flight, and they had not finished below 14th in their previous nine Premier League seasons.

Indeed, this is the first relegation of any type to befall Stoke since 1997-98, when they were relegated from the second-tier along with Reading and Manchester City.

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Goalkeeper Jack Butland, an England international, was reduced to tears at the final whistle, and it remains to be seen if Butland and Shaqiri, among others, will remain at the club beyond the summer transfer window.

Elsewhere, West Brom can become the second Premier League team relegated on Saturday if they fail to beat Tottenham at the Hawthorns.

Swansea and Southampton, currently 17th and 18th respectively, face each other in a vital game on Tuesday while Huddersfield Town and West Ham are not out of danger yet.

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