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By Matthew Henry

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  1. Goodbye

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    That is all from me.

    Stoke City's 10-year stay in the Premier League is over. They are relegated. You can read more in our match report of today's game.

    But who will join Stoke in being relegated from the top-flight? There is still an awful lot to be sorted out this afternoon with West Brom, Swansea and Southampton all in action.

    Follow the 15:00 BST kick-offs here.

  2. I love it here - Lambert

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    Stoke City

    More from Stoke manager Paul Lambert, speaking to Match of the Day: "We lacked a bit more quality at the top end of the pitch. If the lads had been playing the way the did for me all season they probably wouldn't be in this position.

    "I love it here it's brilliant. It's probably not too dissimilar to Glasgow where I'm from; a hard-working place and we have to bounce back up now.

    "The club is too big not to and it's got the right infrastructure in place to do it."

  3. Lambert - 'This club has to bounce back'

    Stoke City 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Stoke City

    Stoke manager Paul Lambert speaking to MOTD: "It's difficult to sum up my emotions because it's not long after the game and your emotions are up and down but I can't have asked for more effort.

    "We lost out way in the second half but can't ask for more commitment. They've gave us everything in the last 15 games. I wish I wasn't here because that would mean they'd be in a far better and more stable position.

    "But the story of the 15 games I've been here for has been exceptional effort and commitment. The club is in a good position to rebuild and either way they had to rebuild.

    "The supporters have backed us to the hilt and I feel it for them. Even after the game they waited to cheer us on."

  4. Watch: Hodgson on Palace survival and Stoke relegation

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    Click play below to watch the typically classy interview from Roy Hodgson after Crystal Palace beat Stoke City to seal their Premier League survival but also relegate their opponents.

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    Video caption: Stoke 1-2 Crystal Palace: Hodgson sympathises for relegated Stoke after Palace win
  5. Lambert on Stoke's relegation

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    Stoke City

    Stoke manager Paul Lambert, speaking to Sky Sports: "My emotions are up and down. You will probably not get a true reflection of the feelings on it. It is a tough afternoon. I am feeling for everyone connected with the club.

    "The season starts in July and August. When teams don't get results you can be sleep-walking into positions you don't want to be in. We never had enough. Since I came in the lads have given everything but we came short. It is a chance to rebuild.

    "It is difficult to come in mid-January to try to assess the team and I had a chat with the players on what went wrong, try to rectify it. No one can point a finger at the effort of the players we lacked quality up top."

  6. Hodgson: 'Now we'll try for top 10'

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    Crystal Palace

    Roy Hodgson said he will ask his side, who are 11th in the table, to aim for a top half finish by winning their remaining game:

    "To get over 40 points is good. I've been celebrating with a small C all week because I couldn't see us getting caught even though we weren't totally safe mathematically.

    "We could, if we're really ambitious, try to get a place in the top 10 now and that would be an achievement and a half. Seeing the effort we put in, we weren't out run or out fought, especially after securing your status the week before, I'm really proud.

    "I regard it as a good achievement. Any credit must be shared though.

    "At times our medical staff have been snowed under with all our injuries but they've got the players out on the field."

  7. Post update

    Since beating Huddersfield in his first Premier League match in charge, the Potters have collected just seven points from 13 games under Lambert.

    They have also failed to win any of the four Premier League matches they’ve gone in at half-time ahead under him.

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    So where does the blame for Stoke's relegation lie? The players? Mark Hughes for his time in charge at the start of the season? Paul Lambert for his 14 games in the second half of the campaign?

  9. I never saw it coming - Hogdson on Palace staying up

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    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson MOTD:"After seven games, or after 11 games with four points, I never saw it coming.

    "I was hoping it would be a low-scoring year in terms of points for the lower sides and we'd just scrape over the line.

    "But we came here, basically safe, I couldn't see us going down with 38 points, so I think it was a great show of character from us to come here and play really well.

    "It's probably the thing I'm most proud of, it's not easy having that euphoria from last week, and then come to a place like this where they're fighting for their lives and put on a performance like we did. I would have been disappointed if we hadn't got the win following the performance we put in."

    On Stoke going down: "Paul Lambert's said come and have a drink with us, but it's a hard one because you don't know what to say. So, I feel a lot of empathy for Stoke today, because I don't think they could have done anymore, they came up against a team who weren't willing to lie down, who put in a top, top performance."

  10. Post update

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    How about this for a stat.

    Crystal Palace are the first top-flight team since Liverpool in the 1899-1900 season to avoid relegation despite losing their first seven matches of the season.

  11. Hodgson - 'Sympathy and empathy for Stoke'

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    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson speaking to Sky Sports about his team's performances: "They deserve all the credit after a difficult first half. They played exactly how we thought they would and asked questions of our back four.

    "They stopped us playing the football we would have liked but we showed courage and played better in the second half.

    "They dropped a bit deeper in the second half and it was a very good performance by us.

    On Stoke's relegation: "I'm proud of the team not just today but all season but I feel a lot of sympathy and empathy for Stoke., Any joy I feel is measured by looking at the faces of the Stoke players who gave everything today but they cam up against a team that wasn't prepared to lay down.

    "We're dangerous on the counter attack with the type of players we possess."

  12. We never felt we were down - McArthur

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    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace goalscorer James McArthur: "It's extra special coming back [from a goal down], because it's a tough place to come - I thought we played outstandingly.

    "You take any goal no matter how it comes, but we are able to create a lot of chances in the second half, and I think we deserved it.

    On being mathematically safe: "We never felt we were down, even after those first seven games. There's always been a lot of quality in the dressing room, and we had a lot of bad injuries, at bad times, so to have come out now we're all absolutely delighted."

    On Roy Hodgson: "Since the manager came in, he's brought a lot of calmness and experience, we're all delighted with how far we've come."

  13. Post update

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    An interesting tweet from Patrick van Aanholt. He has apologised to Stoke's fans for scoring the winning goal which has relegated them to the Championship.

    Patrick van Aanholt tweet
  14. 'We will come back'

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    Stoke City

    More from Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross: "We got hit on the break a few times. It's a great club this and we will come back.

    "The goal was my fault. Sometimes you make mistakes and they cost you. The club have got a lot of big decisions to make.

    "If we can keep our better players we've got a good chance. It'll be difficult and we need to let this sink in but hopefully we will come back stronger."

  15. We've not been good enough - Shawcross

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    Stoke City

    Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross following the club's relegation: "It's difficult obviously but it's not one just about game. It's over a season and we've not been good enough all season.

    "Ultimately it's down to the players: we've not been good enough. The fans have been brilliant today, a tough result and they're still cheering us.

    "Since the gaffer has come in we've had a right go and been in every game. But for whatever reason we've not got the goals we needed and that cost us."

  16. Post update

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    Roy Hodgson has to be up there for manager of the season. He's done a brilliant job.

    He is typically classy in his post-match interview, expressing his sympathy for Stoke despite his side sealing survival.

    He also says any credit that comes his way should be shared with his full coaching and backroom team.

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    Matt: I wonder how often a team is the first to be relegated from the Premier League without being bottom of the table?

    Scott: Fair play to all of the Stoke fans who remained. Day full of emotion for them but class at the death.

    Chelsea: So. No more cold, windy Wednesday nights at Stoke in the English top flight? Pity

  18. Palace secure safety

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    It will get a little forgotten due to Stoke's relegation but this win for Crystal Palace confirms their survival for another season with a game to go which is absolutely remarkable.

    Remember Frank de Boer? Sacked after four games of the season?

    Palace lost all of their first seven games and did not score in any of them.

  19. 'No depth and no quality'

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    Steve McClaren

    Ex-England manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    Stoke were never going to hold on once the game got stretched because they have got no bench, no depth and no quality.

  20. Post update

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    Captain Ryan Shawcross is the man to front up for the post-match interviews for Stoke.

    He was a member of the squad when Stoke were promoted to the Premier League.

    We'll have quotes for you in a sec but unsurprisingly he is gutted.