EPL: Stoke City suffer relegation

Palace see off Stoke to seal safety

- Since beating Huddersfield in his first Premier League match in charge, the Potters have collected just seven points from 13 games under Paul Lambert (W0 D7 L6).

Crystal Palace confront a visit to Stoke now comprehending this a more triumph will seal premier-league success for still another year old.

The Stoke City goalkeeper was clearly devastated at the final whistle, as Stoke's relegation was confirmed.

Below are four talking points from the bet365 Stadium.

"It's hard obviously but it's not one just about game".

"Ultimately it's down to the players".

"My emotions are up and down".

Unable to add anything to the side, Afellay was eventually banished by Lambert for the remainder of the season, citing a disruptive attitude in training. "I am feeling for everyone connected with the club", Lambert said.

After the game got under way with Stoke being roared on by a thunderous rendition of "Delilah" from their supporters, the home team looked nervy in the early stages.

"When we sit down with Steve (Parish) at the end of the season and see what we want to do, I hope that I will be a part of that planning".

Normally I like to celebrate when I score but I'd like to apologise to Stoke City and their fans, I wish my goal didn't relegate you, but you'll be back soon! It is a chance to rebuild.

At the restart, Stoke sat deep to defend their goal and they were duly punished by the Eagles.

Today heralded a do-or-die game for both Crystal Palace and Stoke City.

Having been fouled on the edge of the penalty area, Shaqiri picked himself up and exacted his revenge.

The Potters came into this game needing to win and got the good fortune that every relegation battler needs when Ruben Loftus-Cheek deflected home Xherdan Shaqiri's free-kick before the break.

The visitors to the bet365 Stadium sliced Stoke open on several occasions in the second half, with Zaha, Loftus-Cheek and Andros Townsend all causing problems for Lambert's side.

Stoke were visibly deflated by that goal and their fate was sealed in the 86th minute when Van Aanholt latched onto Ryan Shawcross' attempted block on Zaha's pass to slide past the onrushing Butland.

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