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

15:00 Sa 25Nov

C Palace v Stoke

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Palace’s only five points of the season have come from their last three home games
Expert verdict
Things are slowly picking up for Crystal Palace, who have beaten Chelsea and drawn with West Ham and Everton in their last three games at Selhurst Park. A home clash with Stoke looks winnable for the Eagles as the Potters have conceded 20 goals in their last eight league matches.

 

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