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90' + 3'
S. Clucas
Yellow Card
P. van Aanholt
J. McArthur
4 - 0
L. Milivojević
Penalty Goal
3 - 0
C. Benteke
J. Puncheon
2 - 0
W. Zaha
1 - 0

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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 0
Total Passes 200 487
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Sam Allardyce has done it again, guiding another club to safety as he did with Sunderland last term. It was closer than he would have liked, but Palace managed to get over the line in the end.
The Tigers seemed doomed from the off as Andrea Ranocchia's mistake handed Wilfried Zaha the opening goal inside the third minute. Christian Benteke's headed effort in the 34th minute put the game beyond the visitors, while further strikes from Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt compounded the agony.
Hull's relegation is confirmed as they are hammered this afternoon by Crystal Palace, who retain their Premier League status. The Eagles' victory also allows Swansea to remain the top flight next season.
90' + 3' The referee ends the contest.
S. Clucas
Yellow Card
90' + 3' Clucas is booked for a foul on Zaha.
P. van Aanholt
Yellow Card
90' + 1' Van Aanholt is booked for celebrating in the crowd.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
J. McArthur
90' McArthur sees Van Aanholt free on the left and slides a simple pass into his feet to allow the full-back to find the net.
P. van Aanholt
90' GOALLLLLL!!!!! VAN AANHOLTS PUTS THE ICING ON THE CAKE! Palace have their fourth this afternoon as he collects a pass from McArthur and with Jakupovic to beat he slots his effort between the legs of the Hull keeper into the net.
C. Davies
Yellow Card
87' Davies goes into the book for a foul on Zaha.
D. Delaney
J. Tomkins
86' Delaney replaces Tomkins for the home side.
L. Milivojević
Penalty Goal
85' GOALLLLL!!!!! PALACE ARE SAFE! Milivojevic nets the third goal in the contest that wraps up the game as he slots his strike into the bottom corner, sending Jakupovic the wrong way.
M. Dawson
Yellow Card
84' Dawson goes into the book for his challenge on Schlupp.
84' PENALTY TO PALACE! Schlupp raids down the left flank and into the box before he gets brought down by Dawson. Atkinson has no hesitation pointing to the spot.
82' Clucas sums up Hull's afternoon as he attempted to cross from the left and sends his cross into the stand behind the goal.
A. N'Diaye
Yellow Card
80' N'Diaye goes into the book for pulling back Schlupp.
79' Palace are finding room on the break as McArthur raids forward, and although he finds Benteke with his cross, the Belgian miscues his strike on the volley.
77' Van Aanholt stretches the Hull defence, but Dawson is there at the back to stop his pass reaching Benteke in the middle.
P. van Aanholt
A. Townsend
75' Townsend makes way for Van Aanholt.
73' Palace are sitting comfortable in their shape at the back and are posing the question of the visitors to break them down.
71' It has been one of those days for Hull and unless they can pull of some spectacular in the final stages of this game their relegation will be confirmed.
69' Grosicki sends the ball forward into the left inside channel for the visitors, but his cross just trickles out for a goal-kick. A look of despair comes across the face of the Pole.
68' Palace are thwarting the Hull attempts to break down with ease as Townsend and McArthur battle well in the middle of the park to quell an opening.
66' WIDE! Benteke collects Zaha's pass on the left flank and drives an effort at goal on his left foot, but he can only send his strike crashing into the side-netting.
64' Hull are looking short of ideas in the final third, with the Palace defence sitting deep on the edge of their own box and soaking up the pressure with ease.
J. McArthur
Y. Cabaye
62' Cabaye makes way for McArthur for the home side.
61' CHANCE! Grosicki sends a great cross to the back post for Bowen to attack unmarked, but he spurns the opening by failing to make clean contact with his strike.
60' BLOCK! Clucas latches on to Elmohamady's cross at the back post and he meets the ball with a crunching volley, but his effort is blocked by Ward.
59' Hull are moving the ball well around the pitch, but are not turning their dominance of possession into chances at Hennessey's goal. 
56' WIDE! Grosicki seizes on an error from Ward and drives towards the edge of the box, but he can only fire his effort well wide of the post.
54' Grosicki raids down the right flank once again and sends the ball to the near post. Niasse collects and tries to fire at goal, but he cannot bring it under control and sends the ball out for a goal-kick.
53' SCRAMBLE! It's all hands on deck for Palace at the back as Niasse tries to squeeze out room for a strike, but he along with Clucas see their path to goal blocked.
52' Grosicki sends a great cross towards the near post, but the ball just evades the head of Maloney and Ward clears behind for a corner.
C. Davies
H. Maguire
50' Davies replaces the injured Maguire.
50' WIDE! Palace work an opening on the edge of the box and Townsend lines up a strike, but he can only pull his effort well wide of the post.
48' Maguire is down in agony on the pitch after falling awkardly on his ankle. It appears that he will not be ok to continue.
47' Maloney and Bowen try to combine in the final third, but a strong covering tackle Schlupp breaks up the attack in the box.
J. Bowen
A. Ranocchia
46' Ranocchia made the crucial error at the start of the game is replaced by Bowen.
46' We're back underway at Selhurst Park.
S. Maloney
A. Robertson
46' Robertson makes way at the break for the visitors and is replaced by Maloney.
Palace have been clinical enough and solid at the back, which will delight Sam Allardyce. He knows that his side are just 45 minutes away from securing their place in the Premier League for another season.
The Tigers will also feel hard done by as two missed handball decisions from Martin Atkinson cost them. First he missed a handball by Zaha in the build-up to Christian Benteke's header to double Crystal Palace's lead, while no more than a minute later the referee missed Jason Puncheon's block with his outstretched arm in the box.
Hull have 45 minutes to find two or more goals to save themselves from relegation after a disastrous first half for Marco Silva's men. The game could not have started any worse for the visitors when Andrea Ranocchia missed his kick and allowed Wilfried Zaha a free run to slot his effort past Eldin Jakupovic.
45' + 3' The final act of the half for the visitors is a long ball forward from Grosicki that is collected with ease by Hennessey. Story of their match so far as referee Atkinson blows his whistle.
45' + 2' OVER! Benteke collects a pass into the channel from Ward and slides the ball back to Cabaye to shoot. The Frenchman fires at goal, but he gets his effort all wrong, blasting it into the stand.
45' + 1' Zaha and Puncheon combine in the final third to release the Palace skipper in the box, but Hull get enough men back to stop the strike from the former Southampton man.
45' There will be three minutes of added time.
44' Grosicki attempts to pick out Elmohamady with a long ball over the top of the Palace defence, but Hennessey comes off his line to boot the ball away from danger. Hull are looking a bit rattled by the situation.
J. Puncheon
Yellow Card
41' Palace cannot threaten from the resulting free-kick and Puncheon's bid to slow down play by fouling N'Diaye from their counter results in him heading into the book.
A. Robertson
Yellow Card
40' Robertson brings down Ward on the break down the right flank and goes into the book.
37' HANDBALL! For the second time in the space of three minutes the referee misses a handball decision that hurts Hull. In the build-up to Benteke's goal, Zaha handled before he laid the ball back to Ward for the cross. Now Puncheon blocks Grosicki's free-kick with his arm, sending it behind for a corner. Poor officiating from Martin Atkinson.
Y. Cabaye
Yellow Card
37' Cabaye goes into the book for his foul.
36' Niasse goes on the charge down the left flank and is brought down in a dangerous position by Cabaye, who looks in discomfort on the deck.
J. Puncheon
34' Puncheon delivers a great cross into the box and Benteke rewards the delivery with a fine header from close range.
C. Benteke
34' GOALLLL!!!! BENTEKE HEADS HOME! Palace double their lead as Hull allow the Belgian striker to have a free run at Puncheon's cross and he delivers a goal with a bullet header, sending his effort past Jakupovic from close range.
34' Ward sends a teasing cross to the back post and Dawson has to take action to head the ball behind for a corner.
32' Both sides are struggling at the moment as possession is changing hands rather quickly out there. Despite their lead Palace have been on the back foot for the majority of the contest.
30' Robertson wastes a decent attacking platform down the left as he fails to pick out Grosicki with his forward pass, firing the ball straight into the arms of Hennessey.
28' OVER! Niasse does well in the final third to win his aerial battle and feeds Elmohamady. The winger tees up N'Diaye for a strike on the edge of the box and the midfielder meets the ball with a powerful strike, although he sends his effort just over the bar.
26' Cabaye and Zaha attempt to hit Hull on the break and only for a fine tackle from Robertson to break up the play on the edge of the box. The Scotland international appears to be hurt in the collision and the game stops so he receive treatment.
25' Niasse and Kelly battle for the ball, and the the Hull forward comes away with possession. He has options around him, although he goes for goal alone and gets crowded out by a number of Palace defenders.
23' Milivojevic turms defence into attack as he steals possesssion from Robertson and feeds Zaha. He continues his run into the box and the winger attempts to pick him out, but his pass overrruns into the hands of Jakupovic.
21' Hull have enjoyed a lot of possession in the early stages of the contest, but have not tested Hennessey with a meaningful effort as of yet.
20' This time the Belgian makes a stronger clearance from the delivery from the left and the follow-up cross from Robertson is claimed by Hennessey.
19' Benteke wins the the initial header at the near post, but he can only head behind his own goal for another Hull corner to be delivered by Grosicki.
18' Robertson sends a ball into the left channel for the run of Grosicki and the Pole wins a corner for the visitors, firing the ball off the body of Ward.
16' Hull take the free-kick quickly and Evandro sends a cross into the box, but the Palace backline clear their lines once again.
15' A silly foul from Benteke allows Hull the opportunity to send the ball into the box from the right flank.
14' Maguire goes on a surge down the right flank and he drives all the way to the byline before his progress is impeded by solid covering from Puncheon.
12' A long ball over the top from Maguire sails harmlessly into the hands of Hennessey, but Grosicki had made a good run that was impeded by Ward. Experienced defending from the Palace full-back.
10' CHANCE! Palace come inches away from a second as Townsend sends a cross to the back post and Tomkins beats two Hull defenders in the air, but can only guide his effort wide of the post.
8' OVER! Grosicki has made a bright start to the game and he continues in that theme by sending a dangerous cross into the box from the left. Maguire collects at the back post, but he snatches at his volley, sending it over the bar.
7' SHOT! Clucas collects 25 yards from goal and he goes for the strike with his left foot, only to lose his footing and scuff his effort straight at Hennessey.
5' Hull try to respond with a surge down the left, but Robertson's cross is well cleared by Kelly in the box and away from Niasse.
W. Zaha
3' GOALLLLL!!!!!! ZAHA SCORES!!! Disaster for Hull and Ranocchia as the defender commits a huge error at the back to miss his clearing kick and it allows Zaha to break on the ball and slot his strike past Jakupovic. The Tigers could not have gotten off to a worse start.
1' Palace pass an early test at the back as Benteke clears Grosicki's free-kick away from danger. The Eagles conceded early against City last week, so that should calm some nerves.
1' We're underway at Selhurst Park.
The players are making their way out on the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
STAT ATTACK! Hull have not beaten Palace in their last three Premier League matches, losing once and drawing twice.
STAT ATTACK! Hull have not won in 17 away matches in the Premier League - since beating Swansea on the opening day of the season.
Hull have been forced into two changes from their defeat to Sunderland. Abel Hernandez and Lazar Markovic both miss out due to injury, with Michael Dawson and Evandro replacing them in the line-up.
Palace have made two changes from their side that was hammered 5-0 by Manchester City last week. James Tomkins and Yohan Cabaye come into the side this afternoon, replacing Patrick van Aanholt and James McArthur.
Hull subs: Davies, Huddlestone, Elabdellaoui, Maloney, Mbokani, Marshall, Bowen.
HULL (3-4-3): Jakupovic; Maguire, Ranocchia, Dawson; El Mohamady, N'Diaye, Clucas, Robertson; Evandro, Niasse, Grosicki.
Palace subs: Speroni, Van Aanholt, Flamini, Campbell, McArthur, Sako, Delaney.
CRYSTAL PALACE (4-2-3-1): Hennessey; Ward, Kelly, Tomkins, Schlupp; Cabaye, Milivojevic; Zaha, Puncheon, Townsend; Benteke.
The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
Sam Allardyce has never been relegated as a manager from the Premier League, and that record will be put to the test this afternoon - with a draw or a victory guaranteeing their safety. A loss would send the Eagles to Old Trafford next week in danger of dropping down to the second tier.
Palace must have also believed they were safe from the perils of relegation following their impressive run of form that saw them defeat Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. However, three defeats on the bounce, including one damaging home loss against Burnley have put them in trouble.
After looking like they had done enough to beat the drop since Silva's arrival, the club's defeat at the hands of Sunderland last week has put their top-flight status in jeopardy. The Tigers have an inferior goal difference to both of their relegation rivals - as a result, a victory must be their priority this afternoon to avoid further heartbreak on the final day.
The formula for Hull is simple today. If they are beaten by the Eagles they will be joining Sunderland and Middlesbrough in the Championship next season in an immediate return to the second tier. If they win or draw Marco Silva's men will take the battle for the drop into the final day of the season.
Good morning and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park.