The shock of the stumble last week at home to the Black Cats will be out of their system and this has been a team able to shake off a reverse and keep fighting in and around the foot of the table since Silva's arrival. Up front, Allardyce freed the talent of Wilfried Zaha as Christian Benteke rediscovered his confidence.
Silva managed to transform Hull's fortunes initially - their form at the KC Stadium remarkably improved - but the former Estoril boss couldn't quite inspire his bunch of football misfits to stave off the forever present threat of relegation.
Allardyce succeeded Alan Pardew with the Eagles 17th in the Premier League - although things got worse before they got better.
The match pack for Crystal Palace v Hull City includes team news, statistics, manager quotes, odds and our prediction. Despite Hull's relegation, few reputations have grown during the second half of this season as manager Marco Silva's.
Hull City have been relegated from the Premier League after being beaten 4-0 by Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace is now in a hard situation again, and given that besides the "tigers" have yet to play against Manchester United, Crystal Palace is simply vital to win this Sunday. Subs: Davies, Huddlestone, Elabdellaoui, Maloney, Mbokani, Marshall, Bowen. We have to deal with the emotion of the game on Sunday and come out on top.
"We had to start at that (defensive) base if we were going to get anywhere".
"We've done it with a game to go".
"[Then at 2-0 down] they had to change it and throw caution to the wind, so we sat in to defend that situation as we didn't need to score again and they did". "We've got two games to play and they are the equivalent of two Champions League finals", Ranocchia told the club's website.
- Curtis Davies is the 13th player to play in at least four Premier League relegation campaigns (4).
Liverpool moved back one point above Manchester City into third place in the Premier League.
Allardyce said: "For me, it's think back to the results we've gained, say to yourself, "We don't want to waste this - waste beating Chelsea away, Liverpool away and Arsenal at home".
Christian Benteke doubled Palace's advantage, heading home unmarked in the box from Jason Puncheon's corner before Hull were unfortunate not to be offered a lifeline back into the match - both Martin Atkinson and his linesman missed Puncheon handling Kamil Grosicki's free kick in the box.
Already facing a mountain to climb, Hull now needed at least two goals to have a chance of survival.