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 CitySouthampton
Gabbiadini (72)
FabianskiMcCarthy
Naughton75Bednarek68
Fernandez
 
Stephens
MawsonHoedt
RobertsSoares
Ki Sung-yeung
 
Hojbjerg
King82Romeu
 
ClucasBertrand
Olsson62Tadic83
A AyewRedmond64
J AyewAustin

Substitutes

van der HoornLong64
Abraham62Carrillo
Narsingh75Ward-Prowse
DyerGabbiadini68
NordfeldtMcQueen83
Carroll82Sims
Renato SanchesForster

Game Statistics

11Goal attempts13
3On Target8
7Corners6
7Fouls15
2Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
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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