West Brom relegated after Southampton win at Swansea


"I am really delighted", he told the Premier League website.

Swansea are three points adrift and can only realistically catch Huddersfield on Sunday. But the sad fact is that even with success in the lower leagues or with under-23 sides these coaches are still not given a chance at the sharp end and instead we appoint "safe, experienced" managers from these shores or big-name coaches from overseas who, not by coincidence, were given a chance to shine much earlier at a higher level by more open-minded, forward-thinking boardrooms or technical directors. A 4-0 defeat to champions Chelsea at The Hawthorns left them one point above the relegation zone and proved too much for the club's board, who sacked manager Tony Pulis two days later.

They may be more confident of securing that all-important point on the final day.

The streak includes wins away to Manchester United and at home against Tottenham, either side of a late comeback to snatch a 2-2 draw with Liverpool. Four senior players, including captain Jonny Evans and England midfielder Jake Livermore, were forced to apologise after a taxi was stolen from outside a fast-food restaurant.

The Gunners will be keen to send manager Arsene Wenger out on a high in his final match in charge and if the Terriers lose both matches, while Swansea triumph at home to already-relegated Stoke on Sunday, Mooy's boys will drop down to the Championship next season.

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By mid-February West Brom owner Lai Guochuan had seen enough.

Defender Gibbs tweeted on Tuesday evening: "Horrible feeling to be relegated, especially after our recent form as a team!" "It's been a wild season on and off the pitch and has been a huge learning curve".

"For that we are sorry to the W.B.A fans who have been quite unbelievable considering the circumstances".

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.