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Huddersfield relegated after defeat at Palace; Brighton lose in Balogun’s absence



Huddersfield Town have been relegated from the English Premier League after a disappointing 2-0 defeat away to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Terriers’ defeat, combined with victories for Burnley and Southampton, confirmed their demotion back to the Championship.

They equalled the record for the earliest relegation in the English top flight, as there are still six more matches to be played.

After a goalless first half, Luka Milivojevic scored from the penalty spot in the 76th minute after Wilfried Zaha had been fouled by Juninho Bacuna.

Patrick van Aanholt the sealed the win 2 minutes from time as Palace moved eight points clear of the bottom three.

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Huddersfield Town manager Jan Siewert, speaking after the game:

“It is hard to say what I am feeling, disappointment of course. It sums the season up that a penalty decides the direction. I haven’t counted but we’ve conceded maybe eight to 10 penalties this season.

“When you go into the dressing room at half time and get applause from the opponent you must have done something right. But it is not enough to win games in the Premier League.

“For me in life there is failure and success and it belongs together, as a club we have to learn from the failures. The performance proved it in a way, we’ve got to go through all the details and come back strong.

Elsewhere, Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun was absent for Brighton, who lost 1-0 at home to visiting Southampton.

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