Premier League on Betfair: Baggies relegated, Saints all but safe after win at Swansea

Southampton boss Mark Hughes
Mark Hughes was all smiles on Tuesday night after watching his Southampton side beat Swansea
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Southampton have defeated Swansea in Tuesday night's huge relegation encounter, meaning West Brom have been relegated and Huddersfield are now effectively the only club that the Welsh side can overtake to remain a Premier League outfit...

"If Huddersfield take at least a point in either of their remaining two fixtures, or if Carlos Carvalhal's men fail to beat Stoke at the weekend, then it will be Swansea that will be playing Championship football next season."

Southampton have all but sealed their Premier League status after a 1-0 victory away at fellow relegation candidates Swansea on Tuesday night, meaning West Brom will join Stoke City in next season's Championship.

Only a draw at the Liberty Stadium would have saved the Baggies from relegation for another five days at least, but a win for either the Swans or the Saints would condemn Darren Moore's side to the second tier of English football.

And it was Southampton that grabbed the priceless win thanks to a second half goal from substitute Manolo Gabbiadini who pounced on the rebound after Charlie Austin's shot was superbly saved.

The victory moves Mark Hughes' men up to 16th in the table, three points above the Swans but with a much better goal difference, meaning they'd have to lose at home to Man City on Sunday and Swansea beat Stoke with a 10-goal swing to be in any danger of being relegated.

Terriers dragged into the scrap

The final relegation place therefore is likely to be decided between Swansea and Huddersfield. The Terriers face Chelsea - still chasing a Top 4 Finish - on Wednesday night, and should they lose that then if Swansea win on Sunday, and Huddersfield lose at home to Arsenal, then it will be David Wagner's men who will be relegated.

If Huddersfield take at least a point in either of their remaining two fixtures, or if Carlos Carvalhal's men fail to beat Stoke at the weekend, then it will be Swansea that will be playing Championship football next season.

The Betfair Exchange has Swansea trading at [1.36] in the Relegation market, with Huddersfield trading at [3.8] and Southampton at [160.0].

Key Relegation Fixtures

Chelsea v Huddersfield (Wed)
Huddersfield v Arsenal
Swansea v Stoke


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