Thursday, 24 May, 2018

City seek a ton, Swansea hope for a miracle

City seek a ton, Swansea hope for a miracle City seek a ton, Swansea hope for a miracle
Elias Hubbard | 12 May, 2018, 14:20

Having lost against fellow relegation battlers Southampton on Tuesday, Swansea required Chelsea to do them a favour by getting the win against Huddersfield.

Carvalhal insists he will discuss his future with Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins after facing Stoke, but the Portuguese is determined to go out with a bang and said his private goodbyes to the gathered media at Fairwood on Friday.

They need a nine-goal swing just to level things up with Southampton - considering Swansea are the lowest scorers in the division, this seems unlikely.

Swansea City are 17th on log sheet with 33 points minus 27 goals, while Southampton are 16th with 36 points minus 18 goals.

Swansea, who are third from bottom in the table, are nearly certain to be relegated on Sunday.

Carvalhal was only given a contract until the end of the season when he took over from Paul Clement in December. Former Wales manager Chris Coleman has become available after leaving Sunderland. The only way the Londoners can nick the fourth spot is by winning at Newcastle and hope Liverpool, perhaps distracted by the upcoming Champions League final, lose their first game at Anfield. Swansea would then only have to better Mark Hughes' result on the final day. They were only able to sign one player in January, Andre Ayew from West Ham for £18million, and the striker has not scored for them.

Swansea will now seek a manager who can lead them in the Championship, with the aim of returning straight back to the Premier League.

Dave Wagner's men will be looking to send Arsene Wenger off into the Premier League sunset without the farewell win his 22 years at Arsenal demands.

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