West Brom relegated from Premier League

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The win boosts Saints onto 36 points, three clear of 18th place Swans and level with 17th place Huddersfield Town.

Swansea City go into tonight's Premier League clash against Southampton knowing they badly need a result after a run of three straight losses.

The game has been dubbed as the £120 million match as the side who are relegated will suffer greatly financially, whereas the side who survive will continue to share in the spoils of the massive television money in the Premier League.

However, after picking up just four points from a possible 30, Tony Pulis was sacked two days after losing 4-0 at home to Chelsea and was replaced by Gary Megson, who temporarily took charge of two games. To catch the Saints, the Swans must win, see Southampton lose, and overturn a nine-goal differential.

Eight Premier League matches without a win left Saints looking doomed but the signs were there in narrow defeats by Arsenal and Chelsea that they might just be able to save themselves.

Crucially, Hughes' men look a threat in front of goal and, although still vulnerable at the back, there has been improvement in recent weeks.

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The game is up, however, for West Brom, which can not escape the bottom three heading into the final weekend. The side needed a draw between Swansea and Southampton to keep alive its faint hopes, but Gabbiadini put paid to that.

And manager Carlos Carvalhal could name an unchanged team for the match, although he may be tempted to make changes in a bid to return to winning ways.

"This has caused Mark Hughes and the team a huge inconvenience and we can only think that someone somewhere wants to make life as hard as possible for us ahead of this game".

"One point more and I think we are safe", said the Danish worldwide goalkeeper. "I don't have any reason to doubt we can do it on Tuesday".

Winger Luciano Narsingh and defender Federico Fernandez returned from spells on the sidelines during Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth, further strengthening Carvalhal's options.

Hughes, meanwhile, will focus on making sure the disappointment of not beating Everton does not impact on Tuesday's game.

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