Cardiff City finally relegated following 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace

Cardiff City finally relegated following 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace

- Cardiff City will be playing next season's football in the Championship

- The Blue Birds lost to Crystal Palace by 3-2 in front of their home fans

- They now join Huddlesfield Town and Fulham as relegated teams in the EPL

Cardiff City have been relegated after a year in the Premier League following 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace in the penultimate fixture of the season.

The Blue Birds needed an outright win in the contest to boost their chances of survival in the English topflight division.

But it was Palace who got their noses in front through their dangerman Wilfred Zaha, courtesy of an Andros Townsend's assist to make it 1-0.

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Neil Warnock side equalized as Martin Kelly put the ball into his own net for an own-goal to make it 1-1.

Then in the 39th minute, Chelsea on loan striker Mitchy Batshuayi restored Palace lead to make it 2-1.

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Townsend then broke Cardiff's heart with a trademark goal from outside of the box, as he took the ball from his own half before unleashing a low shot to put the scores at 3-1.

Bobby Reid gave the fans something to cheer about as he scored a consolation in the 90th minute, but it was not enough to save the Welsh side from dropping into the Championships.

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With the result, Brighton are now safe to play in the Premier League next season irrespective of the scoreline at the Emirates against Arsenal on Sunday, April 4.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that nine-man Tottenham lost 1-0 to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium at the top four race will be decided on the last day of the season.

Nathan Ake scored the winner in the 90th minute following a goal-mouth scramble from a corner kick. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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