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Cardiff come top as best hosts in Premier League

Relegated Cardiff City were top of the Premier League when it came to entertaining away fans last season, reports BBC Sport. A survey conducted by the Football Supporters' Federation rated the Bluebirds ahead of Swansea City, Hull City, Southampton and Arsenal.

Just over 5,300 fans took part in the survey, which covered all four professional leagues in England.

Fans were asked to rate clubs on such factors as food and drink, safety, transport and view of the pitch.

From feedback, distance of travel (44%), time and day of kick-off (42.6%) and ticket prices (40.4%) were the main factors for determining whether or not fans attended an away game.

Crystal Palace finished bottom of the Premier League, below Merseyside neighbours Everton and Liverpool.

In the Championship, Wigan were top, while MK Dons led the way in League One. Plymouth Argyle were rated the best hosts in League Two.

Marks out of ten:

PREMIER LEAGUE: 1. Cardiff 8.05, 2. Swansea 7.4, 3. Hull City 7.34, 4. Southampton 7.25, 5. Arsenal 7.11, 6. Fulham 7.08, 7. Norwich 6.89, 8. Sunderland 6.87, 9. West Brom 6.78, 10. Newcastle 6.7, 11. Tottenham 6.69, 12. Man City 6.67, 13. Stoke 6.45, 14. Man United 6.41, 15. Aston Villa 6.34, 16. Chelsea 5.96, 17. West Ham 5.89, 18. Everton 5.71, 19. Liverpool 5.41, 20. Crystal Palace 4.79.

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