Swansea secure huge win in survival scrap

SWANSEA took a huge step towards Premier League survival after moving four points clear of relegation rivals Hull with a crucial 2-0 success at Sunderland.

First-half goals from Fernando Llorente and Kyle Naughton saw Swansea, who host West Brom on the final day, pushed out to 25-1 by Paddy Power for the drop.

That was bad news for Hull. The Tigers are 1-18 to be relegated and because of their goal difference of minus 33 City effectively need to beat Crystal Palace today to stay in the race.

Palace are 16-1 to be relegated and know a point will see them remain in the top flight. Hull host Tottenham in their final encounter, while Palace head to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United.

Arsenal are 11-8 with Sky Bet to finish in the top four following a 4-1 victory at Stoke.

The pressure is now on Liverpool, who are 8-15 to land a Champions League spot, ahead of Sunday's trip to West Ham.

Manchester City moved up to third following a 2-1 success over Leicester. David Silva and Gabriel Jesus were on target for City, although they survived a scare when Riyad Mahrez’s penalty was chalked off for a double hit as he slipped with the Foxes 2-1 down at the time.

Southampton won 2-1 at relegated Middlesbrough and Bournemouth beat Burnley by the same score.

Match in Focus

20:00 We 20Sep SKY

Man Utd v Burton

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • United have conceded in just one of five league games
Expert verdict
Holders Manchester United have started the season in excellent form and the title-chasing Red Devils should have little trouble overcoming poor-travelling Burton in the third round of the League Cup at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho fielded a strong team throughout last term’s competition, which saw his side oust Northampton, rivals Manchester City, West Ham, Hull and Southampton on their way to silverware. Burton have won just two of their last 12 league away games.

 

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