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Swansea vs Southampton: Live Premier League score, goals and updates from the Liberty Stadium

Swansea and Southampton meet at the Liberty Stadium tonight in a match that will potentially decide their Premier League future.

Mark Hughes has to lift a Southampton side denied three points against Everton at the death in the most demoralising way possible.

They head to a Swansea team who lost an eminently winnable game at Bournemouth on Saturday to leave themselves in the relegation zone on goal difference.

SWANSEA 0-1 SOUTHAMPTON – GABBIADINI (73)

Swansea XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Roberts, Ki, King, Clucas, Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew.

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Bednarek, Stephens, Hoedt, Cedric, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Bertrand, Tadic, Redmond, Austin.

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Swansea vs Southampton: Live Premier League score, goals and updates from the Liberty Stadium

SWANSEA 0-1 SOUTHAMPTON – GABBIADINI

73: He’s spent most of the season in the wilderness, but Manolo Gabbiadini has come up trumps!

How important could this be? Substitute Gabbiadini pokes home from close range after Lukasz Fabianski saves from Charlie Austin.

As it stands, West Brom will be relegated from the Premier League.

60: Just ticked passed the hour-mark and things remain unchanged. Tammy Abraham has been sent on for Swansea with Manolo Gabbiadini entering the fray for the visitors.

Charlie Austin should have given Southampton the lead when arriving unmarked inside the six-yard box, only to head straight at Fabianski.

SWANSEA 0-0 SOUTHAMPTON

45: And we’re back underway. What’s that saying? Fortune favours the brave? Let’s see shall we…

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Swansea vs Southampton: Live Premier League score, goals and updates from the Liberty Stadium

SWANSEA 0-0 SOUTHAMPTON

HT: Michael Oliver blows the half-time whistle and we’re level at the break.

Swansea have seen more possession and attempts on goal (5-3) but it’s Southampton who’ve had the better chances with Charlie Austin twice denied by Lukasz Fabianski.

It’s ridiculously tense here, but just imagine the scenes in West Brom…

SWANSEA 0-0 SOUTHAMPTON

20: We’ve nearly reached the halfway point in the first half and things are exactly as you would expect.

Neither side is giving an inch or prepared to commit numbers forward. Swansea have edged the possession stats and tested Alex McCarthy with a couple of shots from distance.

Still poised…

1: And we’re underway on a beautiful evening in Wales. Mark Hughes looks disconcertingly calm on the touchline – does he know something we don’t?!

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Swansea vs Southampton: Live Premier League score, goals and updates from the Liberty Stadium

SWANSEA vs SOUTHAMPTON

18:45: And here are your line-ups folks. Looks like both sides are going for the win tonight with those starting XI’s…

Swansea XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Roberts, Ki, King, Clucas, Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew.

Subs: van der Hoorn, Abraham, Narsingh, Dyer, Nordfeldt, Carroll, Sanches.

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Bednarek, Stephens, Hoedt, Cedric, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Bertrand, Tadic, Redmond, Austin.

Subs: Long, Carrillo, Ward-Prowse, Gabbiadini, McQueen, Sims, Forster.

Referee: Michael Oliver.

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Swansea vs Southampton: Live Premier League score, goals and updates from the Liberty Stadium

THE SITUATION…

With things pretty much decided towards the top of the Premier League, the main interest is at the bottom end of the table.

West Brom’s impressive late rally appears to be too little, too late as if there is a winner at the Liberty Stadium tonight, then that would condemn the Baggies to relegation.

However, a draw would see West Brom’s fight for survival extended to the final day of the campaign when they would have to win at Crystal Palace as well as relying on defeats for Swansea, who host relegated Stoke, and Southampton, who host champions Manchester City. The Baggies would also require a four-goal swing with Saints.

A draw would leave Swansea needing to better Southampton’s result on Sunday as their goal difference is worse than that of Saints.

Should Swansea beat Southampton then they would still need a point against Stoke on Sunday to stay up.

Should Southampton win in Wales then that would almost guarantee their survival as their goal difference is already seven better than Swansea’s heading into tonight’s game.

SWANSEA vs SOUTHAMPTON

Swansea will hope to have Kyle Naughton back for the vital home game with Southampton.

Naughton missed the Swans’ 1-0 loss at Bournemouth with a stomach bug, with Sam Clucas back in the frame to start after being left on the bench due to a knock.

Boss Carlos Carvalhal could contemplate changes for the must-win encounter, though Kyle Bartley is out and set to miss the rest of the season with knee ligament damage.

Southampton must do without Maya Yoshida.

The Japan defender was sent off in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Everton, and will now serve a suspension.

Midfielder Mario Lemina was withdrawn on Saturday with a suspected hamstring injury, while Steven Davies should remain sidelined with Achilles trouble.



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