You start to win or lose a season ahead one year in advance. That philosophy has to apply for Sunday and whatever happens, however well you play or don't play, it's the result that matters. It wasn't today we got relegated. The Welsh club's players were due to gather at Fernando Llorente's house to watch Hull's match at Selhurst Park, and can now plan for another top-flight campaign under Paul Clement.
"But it's football, it's our life". He's done good things for our team since he came, but now is the moment to find another solution. But Antonio Conte united a Chelsea dressing room fractured by his predecessor Mourinho, and he had too many tactical answers for his rivals. The great and good of White Hart Lane down the years were there, while Chas & Dave also popped in to say farewell. It's important for us. Then Crystal Palace win one corner and score again.
"The pressure has been on us but we've delivered in the last four games", said the Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, whose team had gleaned 10 points in that period while Hull lost four of their last six matches.
"But until the end we will fight".
Crystal Palace: Hennessey 6, Ward 7, Kelly 6, Tomkins 7, Schlupp 7, Cabaye 7, Milivojevic 7, Puncheon 7, Zaha 8, Benteke 7, Townsend 7. That was one target I had in my career, and we tried to do our best. They also have the worst defence in the Premier League with 69 goals allowed in 36 matches.
Sam Allardyce is still the Premier League's survival specialist.
Silva, who neatly side-stepped the suggestion at his news conference that he would extend his stay at the KC Stadium if he kept Hull up, said his players have got last week's 2-0 defeat to the already-relegated Wearsiders out of their system.
It was money well spent by the Welsh club with a 3,000-strong travelling away end urging their team to a victory which ultimately sealed their place in the Premier League for a seventh straight season.
Palace have issues at centre-half, with Mamadou Sakho not available to play against Hull getting injured against Tottenham Hotspur recently. Crystal Palace will win their battle for Premier League survival, according to their former midfielder Aki Riihilahti, whose combative performances made him a cult hero for the club.
However, five of Hull's 12 all-time Premier League away wins have been in London (42%).
- Hull have conceded a league-high 14 goals from corners this season.
Chelsea and Liverpool are also said to be in the running but City do not want to sell to a title rival and would prefer to see him join a club like Palace, or move overseas.