Hull City had shot themselves in the head when they lost at home to relegated Sunderland by 0-2 goals a week ago. Due to that grave mistake, they handed the initiative to Swansea City who won their game and had their destiny firmly in their hands.
In a week that was as exciting as it could be after Chelsea managed to get a late winner against stubborn West Brom at the Hawthorns to win the league, it was clear that Hull City will require some super human strength to overcome Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
The Eagles themselves needed an assurance of the maximum points to secure their safety. No one was left in doubt of Hull City’s fate after Wifred Zaha and Christian Benteke put Crystal Palace two goals up within the half hour.
Hull City joined Sunderland and Middleborough on the journey to the less fancied English Championship. For the Tigers; it is back to the basics to find out if there is any capacity within to do a Newcastle.
White Hart Lane witnessed its last match before demolition in the after season. In a boisterous and emotional atmosphere, Tottenham played some breath taking football to hand Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United its second consecutive defeat in the Premiership.
Spurs would now have the Wembley Stadium as their new home pending the completion of a new stadium that is already advanced in construction.
Meanwhile, Liverpool did their top four finish hope a great good after comprehensively defeating a lackluster West Ham at the London Stadium.
Flattering to deceive, the Hammers eventually got hammered in every department of the game. Brazilian Philippe Coutinho ran the show from the middle of the park and scored two excellent goals to haul his team firmly back into contention for Champions League football.
For Liverpool, there is only the small matter of Middlesbrough at Anfield left to contend with. If they manage to win that; it is top four alright!