Manchester City Boost Top-Four Bid, Hull City In Danger
- Author: Julie Sanders May 09, 2017,
May 09, 2017, 10:09
Swansea visit the Stadium of Light on Saturday to face already-relegated Sunderland, who defeated Hull 2-0 to record their first victory since February.
Veteran talisman Jermaine Defoe would see out the game with a late 92nd minute goal, after a foul on Hull's left hand side.
Paul Clement's side boast the best points return in their last three games than the rest of the bottom-half and have a favourable run-in compared to Hull.
Goals from Billy Jones and Jermain Defoe in the second half gave relegated Sunderland the three points in a game full of chances at the KCOM Stadium.
HULL City's Sam Clucas reacts to their defeat against Sunderland at the KCOM Stadium in Kingston upon Hull.
"We just want to create some good memories, the ultimate one being promoted straight away again". Ultimately there was big tension in some of the team.
"It's not a good moment but it's a moment to be calm".
"It's an important moment for us". "In a balanced game with more possession, more of the ball in the middle, who knows. But I'm very happy for my goals in my first year in the Premier League". "It's a massive three points and now it depends on us", Llorente told BT Sport. "We need to continue and I hope we can win on Friday (against Watford) at home".
Champions Leicester City finally assured their safety with a 3-0 victory at home to Watford, while Stoke City and Bournemouth will be playing top-flight football next season after a 2-2 draw on the south coast.
Eddie Howe's side rescued their priceless point thanks to an 81st-minute own goal from Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross.
West Brom ended their goal drought with a 2-2 draw at Burnley.
Manchester City were the only top-six club in action on Saturday and took advantage with a 5-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace who themselves are not safe from the drop after a third consecutive defeat left them in 16th spot.
Silva opened the scoring inside two minutes and was untouchable as City's conductor until he went off to a standing ovation in the 67th, while De Bruyne also scored and set up goals for center backs Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi. But the Gunners have two games in hand on Liverpool so by winning those the London side could move to within a point with nearly identical goal difference.
Middlesbrough are second bottom and seven points from safety now and will be relegated along with the Black Cats if they fail to beat Chelsea on Monday night - Boro are to survive.
With two relegation spots yet to be decided and six teams still mathematically able to go down, Britton spoke of how the Swansea players not only want a good following at Sunderland, but also hope to reward the fans for their support during a hard season.