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Cardiff relegated, Tottenham loss blows open race for top 4

Cardiff relegated, Tottenham loss blows open race for top 4

West Ham defeated Southampton 3-0, Everton were 2-0 winners at home to Burnley, Crystal Palace scrapped to a 3-2 victory away to Cardiff City while Wolves overcame Fulham 1-0.

The Blue Birds needed an outright win in the contest to boost their chances of survival in the English topflight division.

"That puts it into perspective - yes, we've got relegated, but life is far more important", said Warnock after the 3-2 defeat by Crystal Palace.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson was pleased with the efforts of his side as strikes from Wilfried Zaha, Michy Batshuayi and Andros Townsend outweighed a Martin Kelly own goal and Bobby Reid's late consolation.

Origi, who scored a crucial stoppage-time victor against Everton last December, ensured that they will fight on for the title by heading in Xherdan Shaqiri's 86th-minute free kick at St James' Park.

Their plight means that Brighton, who have 35 points with two games remaining, have secured their Premier League status for next season.

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Cardiff join Huddersfield and Fulham as the teams leaving the Premier League. "They know we've given it our best", said Warnock. "I can't really be any prouder". "They've given me everything and they've just come up short".

Etheridge was one of the few bright spots for Cardiff as the Philippine Azkals veteran produced nine clean sheets in his first Premier League season, tied for seventh with Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel.

'The club's arrived again now.

Brighton travel to Arsenal on Sunday and finish their campaign against champions Manchester City but Cardiff face a trip to Old Trafford to play Manchester United on the final day.

The previous time Cardiff were relegated from the Premier League, in 2014, it took them four years to return.