Cardiff relegated from Premier League following 3-2 defeat against Crystal Palace

Ghana forward Jordan Ayew provided an assist in Crystal Palace 3-2 win against Cardiff City which automatically sent the Blue Birds to the Championship.

But Warnock said his latest setback was different, adding that the Cardiff crowd will be proud of what his players achieved. 'His stats speak for themselves - eight promotions, ' Cardiff goalkeeper Etheridge said of Warnock.

"He's a fantastic man-manager and knows exactly what to do". And now they need a giant leap.

A significant number of Cardiff fans stayed after the full-time whistle to offer warm applause to the Bluebirds' players and staff following their final home game of the campaign.

Michy Batshuayi and Andros Townsend scored either side of the break to put Palace 3-1 ahead, before Bobby Reid struck a stoppage-time consolation.

It won't be a season fondly remembered by Cardiff, with their relegation coming after the tragic death of striker Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash en route to Wales before he had even played a game for the club.

"It is a really sad day for everyone involved at the club".

"A lot of people wrote us off long before these final two games". 'We fought hard to the end, but unfortunately we fell short.

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League thanks to a 3-2 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday evening.

"He [Salah] got hit off the goalie's hip on his head and we had to make a decision, on or off the pitch", Klopp said. What's most important is we stick together, we are positive and we believe in ourselves.

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Chelsea are sitting in a good spot when it comes to Champions League qualification - or, at least, certainly better than those teams around them. 'He has got the reward - five or six of those goals have come in the last six weeks, because he has been scoring regularly'.

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