Date: 9th May 2018 at 4:18pm
Written by:
Swansea City
0 – 1
Southampton

Liberty Stadium

Premier League

8/05/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 20858

Referee: Oliver

Swansea City Southampton
Gabbiadini (72)
Fabianski McCarthy
Naughton 75 Bednarek 68
Fernandez
 
Stephens
Mawson Hoedt
Roberts Soares
Ki Sung-yeung
 
Hojbjerg
King 82 Romeu
 
Clucas Bertrand
Olsson 62 Tadic 83
A Ayew Redmond 64
J Ayew Austin

Substitutes

van der Hoorn Long 64
Abraham 62 Carrillo
Narsingh 75 Ward-Prowse
Dyer Gabbiadini 68
Nordfeldt McQueen 83
Carroll 82 Sims
Renato Sanches Forster

Game Statistics

11 Goal attempts 13
3 On Target 8
7 Corners 6
7 Fouls 15
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
53 % 47

Mark Hughes and the Southampton boys headed to the Liberty Stadium yesterday evening to face Swansea City in the ultimate relegation six-pointer.

Both sides were perched on 33 points for the campaign going into the match and with the layout of the table, the prize for the winner was effectively survival. In a typically unflattering match given what was at stake – plenty of desire but little quality – Manolo Gabbiadini’s 72nd-minute winner was enough for all three points and even though we face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in our curtain closer, the three-point advantage on Swansea means a hell of a goal difference switch is now needed for us to slip back into the drop zone.

They will have eyes on Huddersfield slipping up now as the goal difference needed to put us into danger needs a nine-goal swing to them. Even facing the title winners, that’s still some ask from Swansea in their match.

Our result does see West Bromwich Albion now confirmed for the Championship.

 

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