Sports

West Brom relegated after Southampton beats Swansea 1-0

West Brom relegated after Southampton beats Swansea 1-0

Carlos Carvalhal's side have not won in their last eight games, scoring just two goals in the process, and go into this vital clash on a three-match losing run.

I'm always dubious when a coach who is fantastic on the training ground becomes a manager and sends out a team containing limited players to play patient, possession-based football.

They will pass and move, sending the ball into midfield and then back to... The loss was the Swans third in a row and third game they failed to score a goal.

The Saints were winning 1-0 at Everton last time out until Tom Davies struck an equaliser with the last kick of the game to rescue a point for the Toffees.

Any set of results - again, provided they don't somehow finish with a goal differential worse than Swansea's.

Southampton manager Mark Hughes watches their English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, Tuesday May 8, 2018.

Darren Moore's side needed a draw between the Saints and Swans in south Wales to take West Brom's fight to avoid relegation into the final day of the season on Sunday. Southampton have picked up five points in their last three games to get out of the bottom three for the first time since March. Austin and Tadic have combined for 13 goals this season.

More news: Boston Celtics Win In A Thriller To Take Game 2 From 76ers

Southampton and Swansea were the only teams West Brom, in 19th, would have been able to catch prior to the game at the Liberty Stadium.

The Swans play host to Southampton on Tuesday evening, with the two sides separated by goal difference only following the weekend action - with City now occupying the final relegation place.

A Southampton source said on Monday night: "As far as we are concerned, there is no proof that there is a problem with the hotel".

The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.

Huddersfield are the only other club Swansea can catch, should the Terriers lose both their remaining Premier League fixtures and Swansea beat Stoke on the final day.

Southampton believe Swansea had a role to play in their hotel mess-up.