West Brom relegated from Premier League

Southampton manager Mark Hughes celebrates after the match against Swansea City

Southampton manager Mark Hughes celebrates after the match against Swansea City

Southampton took a huge step towards Premier League safety on Tuesday night as a 1-0 win against at Swansea inched their hosts towards the trapdoor and relegated West Brom.

The result means Southampton move up to 16th in the table, three points clear of 18th-place Swansea, who are favourites to be the third side relegated.

While West Brom have joined Stoke City in the relegation contingent, Swansea are still in the fight, but will need Chelsea and Arsenal to beat Huddersfield to have a chance on final day. We don't know what will happen tomorrow and at the weekend and we will try to do our part. "We had things in our hands, and now we don't". All the others, we dominated and were better than our opponents.

The game is up, however, for West Brom, which can not escape the bottom three heading into the final weekend.

Pulis' replacement Alan Pardew was also sacked after a run of poor results , and caretaker manager Moore took over for Pardew in April.

Under Moore, West Brom is undefeated in five games and has beaten Manchester United and Newcastle away and Tottenham at home.

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Darren Moore's men needed the game at the Liberty Stadium to end in a draw to keep their survival hopes alive, but Manolo Gabbiadini's victor confirmed West Brom's relegation.

The Italy striker has been used mostly as a substitute in recent months and he came off the bench again in the 68th minute against Swansea, with Southampton heading for an unsatisfactory draw. Yet Carvalhal is convinced that home advantage will make all the difference in turning around this parlous situation with Swansea enjoying their last two matches at the Liberty Stadium against Southampton and doomed Stoke on Sunday.

The goal came from a corner which fell to Austin, who saw his goalbound shot well-saved by Fabianski, but on the rebound, Gabbiadini reacted first to slot the ball into the back of the net. "It can be done, I suppose".

"At the end of the game all the lads had the feeling we deserved a bit more", the Swansea boss said.

Southampton manager Mark Hughes celebrated wildly with his players on the field, a release of emotion for a coach who was facing being partly responsible for two clubs getting relegated. We must do our part and win the game and then wait. The team has scored just twice in eight games.

As was to be expected, given the magnitude of the game, both sides started the game nervously and that showed with some slack passing from both sets of players.