West Brom relegated from Premier League as Southampton defeat Swansea

Arnold Nichols
May 9, 2018

Substitute Manolo Gabbiadini scored the second-half victor as Southampton took a massive towards Premier League survival with a 1-0 win at relegation-haunted Swansea.

Mark Hughes has described the Swansea Marriott as one of the "poorest hotels we stay in" after Southampton's preparations for Tuesday's crunch clash against Swansea City were disrupted.

Substitute Gabbiadini struck in the 72nd minute after pouncing on a loose ball in the box - a goal that also confirms West Brom's relegation to the Championship.

However, after picking up just four points from a possible 30, Tony Pulis was sacked two days after losing 4-0 at home to Chelsea and was replaced by Gary Megson, who temporarily took charge of two games.

However, Saints could take encouragement from Huddersfield's draw with Pep Guardiola's men last weekend, while playing with freedom might make Stoke more risky to Swansea than the table appears.

So, if you want to watch all the big match action here's how to tune in online.

Swansea City make three changes for their vital relegation battle against Southampton in Wales.


Swansea, meanwhile, are now on the brink of relegation after their defeat, which leaves them three points behind Saints - who have a better goal difference by nine.

Swansea are 9/4 to defeat Southampton on Tuesday and are 8/1 to do so by a 1-0 scoreline, with the home side 12/5 to keep a clean sheet.

Swansea is without a win in their last seven games and has two home games to close out the campaign.

Predicted team- Swansea Fabianski; Van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson; Naughton, Ki, King, Olsson; J Ayew, A Ayew; Abraham.

While Southampton are not mathematically safe, the victory saw Mark Hughes' side take a giant stride towards securing Premier League status. Unfortunately, a wicked deflection off defender Wesley Hoedt meant a 1-1 draw for the Saints. "You have got to deal with pressure, you have got to think clearly".

"For the most part, we did that (at Everton)".

TALKING POINT: Will Swansea survive the drop?

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER