Patrick van Aanholt's reaction to relegating Stoke City has really divided people

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With Stoke knowing a draw would also not be enough, they went forward in search of a second goal, but left big gaps at the back and Patrick van Aanholt took advantage with the victor four minutes from time.

But on the other side of things are Palace.

Stoke City 10-year stay in the Premier League came to an end, yesterday, after they were relegated to the Championship by Crystal Palace's second-half resurgence. "It's over a season and we've not been good enough all season", captain Ryan Shawcross told Sky Sports.

Xherdan Shaqiri, who this season did an interview in which he questioned the talent of his team-mates, scored to put Stoke ahead in the 43rd minute but James McArthur levelled for Palace in the second half.

"It's hard obviously but it's not one just about game". The club have got a lot of big decisions to make'.

Paul Lambert is confident Stoke City are well placed to bounce straight back into the Premier League after their relegation was confirmed on an emotional day at bet365 Stadium.

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Record signing Giannelli Imbula has spent the season on loan at Toulouse, while Kevin Wimmer - signed from Tottenham for £18m in August - and Saido Berahino - signed from West Brom for £12m in January 2017 - have been dropped to the under-23s.

"It is a tough, tough afternoon for me, for the players and for every single person connected to this Club". 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.

"Ultimately it's down to the players: we've not been good enough".

Roy Hodgson, meanwhile, lauded his side after they made certain of survival, while offering his sympathy to Stoke.

The Potters' players - who finished 13th last season - collapsed to the turf as a first top-flight relegation since 1985 sank in.

"Normally I like to celebrate when I score but I'd like to apologize to Stoke City and their fans, I wish my goal didn't relegate you, but you'll be back soon!"

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