Sigurdsson: Of course I want to play in the Champions League

With Middlesbrough close to joining Sunderland in the Championship next season, the favourites to be the third relegated side are either Hull or Swansea.

"But now he plays for an opponent and we are desperate to win and play well".

In contrast, Everton are still involved in a race for European football at the other end of the table, with two points separating themselves and Arsenal, as well as sitting seven points behind Manchester United in fifth.

While it appears to be a straight two-horse race between Hull and Swansea, there are still several clubs whose Premier League status is not yet entirely secure.

The all-important goal by Fernando Llorente ended up being a stroke of luck.

Fortunately for Swansea, they scored the only goal of the game barly 60 seconds later as Llorente broke the deadlock in the 29th minute.

The in-form Spaniard climbed above everyone else to meet the ball with his head and find the net at the far post.

Hull City's hopes of avoiding Premier League relegation suffered a body blow after goals from Billy Jones and Jermain Defoe condemned them to a 2-0 home defeat by already axed Sunderland. Indeed, it's large enough for Swansea to be worth backing at [2.0] in the Draw No Bet market, which seems like a safer proposition considering the amount of away draws Everton have had of late. He's scored nine goals this season and is the man Swansea fans will be looking towards to save them from the drop. In order to achieve this, the team must close a six point gap on Manchester United, who now occupy fifth spot in the Premier League table.

Swansea's goal difference is -29 compared with Hull's -31, and the Welsh club have scored four more goals. The Swansea City FC emerged victorious in their last match played on home soil, in what was a comprehensive win against the Potters (2:0).

Leicester moved into the top half of the standings with a seventh win in 10 games since firing title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri.

Hull City's Lazar Markovic lies injured, during the English Premier League soccer match between Hull City and Sunderland, at the KCOM Stadium, in Hull, England, Saturday May 6, 2017.

Fernando Llorente has recovered from a stomach bug to take his place in the Swansea side for the Premier League clash against Everton.

  • Julie Sanders


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