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Premier League braced for thrilling relegation battle

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The Premier League is often proudly described as the 'most exciting division in Europe' and this year that statement is most certainly the case.

Not since 2005 and West Bromwich Albion's great escape on the final day of the season has the Premier League been so exciting at the bottom.

Incredibly just six points separate Hull City placed tenth to Crystal Palace who find themselves at the bottom of the Premier League.

Fans across the UK will no doubt be enjoying the tussle at the bottom of the league and hoping that this can continue through to the end of the season decider in May.

Hull City faced Jose Mourinho's Chelsea on Saturday but slumped to a 2-0 defeat to leave them in the mix with the sides below them.

Crystal Palace played brilliantly in the opening 20 minutes against Tottenham Hotspur but failed to take advantage and Jason Puncheon will be haunted by his penalty miss.

The Eagles went on to lose 2-0 to Spurs and other results going against them means they drop from safety to the foot of the table.

It could be expected that Michael Laudrup and Swansea will eventually have enough quality in their squad to resolve a poor first half of the season.

A defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford has kept The Swans in the fight for survival however, the team from Wales outplayed the hosts with superior passing and look like they will move up the table sooner rather than later.

Victories for Sunderland and West Ham means that they gain crucial points to bunch the sides together and will be an invaluable boost to morale for teams struggling for confidence.

If the sides fighting against relegation can remain competitive until the end of the season, the famous battles of the past will surely be eclipsed this summer.


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