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Saturday, 4 May 2019


Cardiff's one-year stay in the Premier League came to an end after Crystal Palace secured a 3-2 win on Saturday.
The Bluebirds needed to win in order to take their fight to the final day, but their faint hopes of survival were ended by an impressive Palace side.
The relegations of Huddersfield and Fulham had already been confirmed prior to Cardiff's return to the Championship.
Goals from Wilfried Zaha, Michy Batshuayi and Andros Townsend consigned Cardiff to an immediate return to the Sky Bet Championship with their second successive Premier League stint ended after a single season.
Manager Neil Warnock has called the 2018/19 season his "best year in management" despite Cardiff's relegation and believes the club are in a much better place than when he first arrived.
"Everybody is disappointed when you suffer a relegation. It would be wrong not to feel like that, if you're not hurt, but I can't really be much prouder. The lads put a lot of effort in but you can see the limitations there," he told his post-match press conference.
"Their front four were just too good for us really, but we created so many chances in the second half. That's the story of the Premier League and you've got to take chances like that and we haven't really had a goalscorer this year so it's been a disappointment.
"But I think when you look back to when I came to the club, I thought it was broken and really in a poor state. You saw the fans tonight, the club has almost been reborn and I'm so proud that the fans have been like they have been, I've never experienced anything like it in my career.

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