LONDON, May 5: Stoke City were relegated from the Premier League after crashing to a 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Paul Lambert’s side are second bottom, three points from safety, with only one game remaining.
With fourth-bottom Swansea and third-bottom Southampton playing each other in midweek, it is impossible for Stoke to collect enough points to avoid slipping into the Championship.
Stoke have spent 10 seasons in the Premier League, but a run of 13 games without a victory ensured that streak will come to an end.
Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland was in tears at the final whistle and City fans were just as emotional as the realisation of their team’s relegation sank in. (AFP)