Tigers are relegated after tame display at Palace

HULL, 8-11 for relegation at the start of the season, dropped out of the Premier League with a tame 4-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.

The Tigers, tipped to go down by Racing Post Sport’s Mark Langdon, had shown more fight since Marco Silva replaced Mike Phelan but have taken only four points from their last six games.

The good news for Hull is that Ladbrokes make them more likely than fellow Premier League rejects Middlesbrough and Sunderland to return next season.

The Tigers are 10-3 to bounce back with Boro 4-1 and the Black Cats 5-1. Hull are 10-1 to go up as champions, but Silva would not commit to staying.

Liverpool are 1-10 for a top-four finish after thrashing West Ham 4-0. With Manchester City 1-20 in the same market, Arsenal are out to 11-2 to make the Champions League places.

Tottenham beat Manchester United 2-1 in their final game at White Hart Lane to wrap up second place. They are 16-1 with bet365 to go unbeaten at home next season and 8-1 for the title.

It completed a full set of ten victories for the weekend’s Premier League favourites. Bet365’s Steve Freeth said: “The perfect ten doesn’t happen often but two Championship playoff draws eased the pain a bit.”

Match in Focus

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Man Utd v Burton

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • United have conceded in just one of five league games
Expert verdict
Holders Manchester United have started the season in excellent form and the title-chasing Red Devils should have little trouble overcoming poor-travelling Burton in the third round of the League Cup at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho fielded a strong team throughout last term’s competition, which saw his side oust Northampton, rivals Manchester City, West Ham, Hull and Southampton on their way to silverware. Burton have won just two of their last 12 league away games.



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