Southampton have taken a huge step towards Premier League survival after they defeated their hosts Swansea City 1-0 in a relegation six-pointer at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday night.
Swansea City largely dominated proceedings in the first half but it was their visitors who carried the bigger threat as both teams played out a goalless affair at the interval.
The same pattern continued into the second half until Italian substitute Manolo Gabiaddini struck the only goal of the game from close range in the last twenty minutes to give Mark Hughes’ men their biggest cum the most important win of the season via the rescheduled game.
The win means that West Brom (31 games) are the second team to suffer relegation this season after Stoke City (30 points) despite the fact that they were not in action on Tuesday.
Southampton (36 points) climb above Huddersfield Town (36 points) into 16th spot on goal difference their hosts (33 points) stay in the relegation with one game left to play for these teams this season.