Hull City were confirmed as the third and final team to be relegated from the 2016-17 Premier League on Sunday after a 4-0 defeat at Crystal Palace left the Tigers too far adrift of safety in the penultimate round of the campaign.
Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke, Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt supplied the goals at Selhurst Park as Hull manager Marco Silva was consigned to dropping down to the Championship in time for next season.
Swansea City edged away from the bottom three after they secured a 2-0 victory away at Sunderland on Saturday, giving them a four-point cushion over perilously placed Hull, who sit 18th with one match remaining and have no further prospects of safety.
The Welsh outfit’s manager, Paul Clement, arrived at the Liberty Stadium in January as successor to the fired Bob Bradley. The former Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain assistant has ensured the Swans of their place in next season’s top flight with a game to spare.
Sunderland were the first team to have their relegation confirmed this season, with fellow northeast outfit Middlesbrough following shortly after.