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Summary

  1. Listen on BBC Radio 5 live
  2. Both sides level on 33 points
  3. Swansea in relegation zone on goal difference
  4. West Brom will be relegated if either side wins

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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Party time for Southampton but for Swansea, they are perching precariously above the trapdoor.

It's going to be a nervous wait to see how things pan out over the next few days,

That's it from us, scroll down for all the reaction to tonight's game and we'll see you later.

'Nine or ten teams can be relegated each season'

FT: Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Danny Gabbidon

Former Wales defender on BBC Radio Wales

You can throw a blanket over all of the teams from 10th down in the Premier League table and there is not much between them. The three clubs that came up from the Championship in August all look like they might be safe and that's because of the money that is available to beef up their squads. You might see more and more of this now where nine or ten teams can all be relegated each season.

'Dark arts at work'

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Southampton manager Mark Hughes, speaking to BBC Sport: "It was a big performance from us. I came in late to proceedings and needed to get a reaction our of players who had maybe lost their way somewhat. I have to say, since I've come in they've worked hard and even when results when against us never diminished belief.

"It is not mathematically certain. We had to come here and we had to win. If we had not won today it would have been very, very difficult for us. It is not done yet but tonight we have put ourselves in the position where we have a great chance to stay up.

"We will enjoy tonight, we got what we set out to get. A huge result, we are delighted but still got work to do."

Hughes on having to change hotel late on due to a 'virus': "We suspected that maybe some of the dark arts at work but it didn't let us affect us, in fact we used it as a motivating factor. That helped our focus and we won't be staying in the vicinity of the hotel Marriott Swansea , I think we will stick to the Vale of Glamorgan."

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

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Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal on Sky Sports: "We have the feeling we deserve a bit more – minimum one point.

"We played to win, we showed everyone we played to win. Very emotional, not all the time connected. It is not easy to play these games all the time connected.

"Now we are in the position we don’t have a lot of time. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow and at the weekend we must try and do our part and try and win the game against Stoke.

"It's difficult to explain [the drop off in form] because we make chances – today, against Chelsea, against Everton, but didn't score. I never put the responsibility on our players. They play with everything and the fans gave everything.

"Now we don't have the things in our hands – it is the reality but let's see what happens. We must do our part and win the game and then wait.

"We are professional, it is not easy this situation. We must react very fast because we have a game on Sunday."

'Hughes will remain professional until after the weekend'

FT: Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Francis Benali

Former Southampton defender on BBC Radio 5 Live

I think Southampton have to look into a lot of aspects moving forward. Managerial appointments, player recruitment and development of their own players are three of those issues. Ultimately the squad haven't performed as well as they should've this season. Mark Hughes has come in and done well but he will want to remain professional and confirm their survival at the weekend.

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Charlie Austin
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Southampton striker Charlie Austin, speaking to Sky Sports: "The hard work paid off today. We knew we had to come here and win. I think I had eight or nine chances but it didn't matter who scored.

"It's massive. I have been relegated before with QPR and it's not a nice feeling. The gaffer has come in and got some belief into us."

Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy: "We knew we had to win. We are disappointed after the game at the weekend with the late goal but we got the three points and now we can look forward to the end of the season."

'We did our maximum'

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal, speaking to BBC Sport: "It was a push to us because the boys did everything in the game. They played with a fantastic attitude. We played more long balls than normal but it is normal in this kind of situation with the emotion. The goalkeeper made two or three fantastic saves.

"I will not put the fault in my players, I never do this. I assume responsibility. It is not a question they are not good enough, we created chances. We did our maximum, the players did their maximum but we did not score for whatever reason.

"In this moment we are not relegated. Tomorrow, we don't know. Definitely we don't depend on ourselves."

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John: As a die hard Southampton supporter/sufferer, Swansea 5-0 Stoke + Saints 0-5 Manchester City is not impossible

'We lost an important chance'

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Swansea captain Federico Fernández, speaking to BBC Sport: "We know we lose a very important chance for us, now we see what happens tomorrow and then will have to win on Sunday.

"We pushed and pushed, especially in the first half. It is a difficult night for everyone. The fans were amazing tonight, we are disappointed to lose our chance."

'He has pulled off what looks like an incredible feat'

FT: Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Francis Benali

Former Southampton defender on BBC Radio 5 Live

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I was as nervous as anybody today and I felt helpless not being a player anymore. I played with Mark Hughes and I saw what he brought with his strong mentality, and he has taken that into his managerial career as well. He has pulled off what looks like an incredible feat in keeping them up.

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Mike: Funny old game, football. Mark Hughes gets sacked by Stoke who go down; then gets the gig at Southampton who will stay up...

Sam: There is something sickening about a team celebrating probably finishing 17th like this they’ve been shocking for 7/9 months

Nick: You have to feel for Darren Moore. That’s taken the manager of the month curse to a new level. Forget losing your next game after getting the award. To lose your Premier League place is so tough

Mark Hughes
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BreakingWEST BROM RELEGATED

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The bad news for West Brom is that this result means their eight-year stay in the Premier League is over.

FULL-TIME

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

All over!

Southampton players leap in celebration, they are almost definitely safe.

Despair on the Swansea players' faces.

Connor Roberts
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Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Connor Roberts' long throw into the box goes all the way out for a Southampton free kick.

Just one minute left...

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Southampton conceded that late, late goal against Everton. That's clearly in their mind as they pack everyone back.

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Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Tammy Abraham superbly brings a high ball down in the box but his shot on the turn lets him down as he lashes well over.

Do Swansea have a hero in their ranks? They've got five minutes to find one.

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Suddenly Southampton break and Shane Long rifles a shot into the sidenetting. He had support but went for glory.

The 90 minutes are up but there will be SIX minutes of time added on.

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Lots of concerned faces in the home end. The Swansea fans know defeat will be a real blow to their survival hopes.

Sounds like there will be six minutes of time added on at the end.

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

And then Ki Sung-yueng volleys over after Tammy Abraham misses a header from a Luciano Narsingh cross.

Swansea on the charge now.

Great save

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

What a chance!

Or is it?

Tammy Abraham's header from a free kick is tipped over superbly by Alex McCarthy but the linesman's flag was already up for offside.

Six minutes left...

SUBSTITUTION

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Swansea look drained of confidence now as Southampton embark on wave after wave of attacks.

Tom Carroll replaces Andy King for the hosts as Sam McQueen replaces Dusan Tadic for Southampton.

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Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Charlie Austin gets a header in on goal but again it is too close to Lukasz Fabianski.

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

If Swansea are going to get something, they need to get hold of the ball. It's all Southampton at the moment.

TEN minutes remaining.

Carlos Carvahal
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Swansea 0-1 Southampton

If Southampton win this, you would have to fancy them to stay up thanks to their vastly superior goal difference.

This scoreline is also bad news for West Brom, who are relegated as things stand.

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Andrew: Scrappy, but worth its weight in gold

Sam: Absolutely atrocious defending by Swansea!

Swansea players after Southampton goal
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Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Swansea have to do something now. We're not far off entering all or nothing territory.

Luciano Narsingh is sent on for Kyle Naughton.

'Hammer blow for Swansea'

Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Danny Gabbidon

Former Wales defender on BBC Radio 5 live

It's a hammer blow for Swansea. They don't defend the set-piece and they can't clear their lines. It's a brilliant first save by Fabianski but Gabbiadini sweeps the ball into the net.

GOAL - Swansea 0-1 Southampton

Manolo Gabbiadini

BIG goal!

Dusan Tadic earns Southampton a corner and it looks like the chance is gone but the ball is knocked back in for Charlie Austin, whose shot is superbly blocked by Lukasz Fabianski but substitute Manolo Gabbiadini is there to bundle home.

Seventeen massive minutes remaining.

Manolo Gabbiadini
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Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Tammy Abraham is allowed to turn and Southampton defenders back off. The striker continues unchallenged to edge of the area and shoots but his effort is a tame on.

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales at the Liberty Stadium

Charlie Austin has kept Lukasz Fabianski busy this evening - by my reckoning, his latest effort was his fourth to be saved by the Pole.

Does that make Austin shots saved by Fabianski the most successful passing combination of this match?

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Yep, safety first for Southampton as they take off Jan Bednarek and replace him with Manolo Gabbiadini.

The striker joins Charlie Austin in attack as the Saints switch to a 4-4-2 formation.

Jan Bednarek
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'Shane Long can stretch Swansea defence'

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Francis Benali

Former Southampton defender on BBC Radio 5 Live

By bringing Shane Long on, it gives Saints the opportunity to go a little bit more direct and try and stretch the Swansea defence by getting in behind.

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Jan Bednarek insists to the Southampton medical staff he is OK but he looks a little dazed here.

Manolo Gabbiadini is preparing to come on.

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Concerning moment here as Alex McCarthy thumps away a corner but accidentally hits Jan Bednarek, who drops straight to the floor. Thankfully, after a moment or two, Bednarek is able to sit up.

Jan Bednarek
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Joseph: This game has a 90th (ish) minute winner feeling about it

David: West Brom need a five-goal combined winning margin for themselves and Southampton's opponents to stay up if tonight is a draw. When said opponents are Manchester City... It could legitimately be on!

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Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Southampton boss Mark Hughes makes his first change as on comes Shane Long for Nathan Redmond.

Mark Hughes
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Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Tammy Abraham causing problems immediately with his movement. He runs onto a ball into the box before squaring but Jack Stephens thumps away.

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Kyle Naughton gets in behind the defence on the right and crosses low to the near post but the ball is stabbed away for a throw.

'He knows he should score'

Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Danny Gabbidon

Former Wales defender on BBC Radio 5 live

He knows he should score that Charlie Austin. It was a free header but he can only direct it straight at Fabianski. Third big chance for the Southampton striker.

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Swansea 0-0 Southampton

Thirty nervous minutes remaining and Swansea blink first, making a change in attack as Tammy Abraham replaces Martin Olsson.