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Stoke are officially RELEGATED after dismal defeat to Crystal Palace

Despite not being bottom of the table the Potters have won the race - so to speak - to be the first team relegated this season

Stoke have officially won the race – so to speak – to be the first Premier League side relegated this season.

A pretty dismal 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday lunchtime sealed their fate.


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Lambert cut a despondent figure

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Lambert cut a despondent figure

But in truth it’s been a long time coming.

Paul Lambert’s appointment in January initially inspired a 2-0 win over Huddersfield and their prospects looked good.

But since then Stoke have failed to win and failed to score more than once in any of their league games.

Butland was in tears at the final whistle

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Butland was in tears at the final whistle

And a defeat today confirmed they can’t over take their nearest rivals.

Stoke took the lead through a brilliant free kick from Xherdan Shaqiri, but second-half goals from James McArthur and Patrick van Aanholt condemned them to another defeat.

Shawcross was at fault for Palace’s second goal

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Shawcross was at fault for Palace’s second goal

Strangely enough, the Potters managed to get relegated before any other club this campaign despite not sitting bottom of the table.

West Brom will join them if they don’t beat Tottenham later on…


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