Moore's great escape bid at West Brom nets Premier League award
May 11 2018
Swansea'sPremier League demise has been one thing of a roller-coaster this season, however somebody noticed it coming all alongside.
West Bromwich Albion caretaker boss Darren Moore was named the Premier League's manager of the month on Tuesday after steering the relegation-threatened club through April unbeaten.
Substitute Manolo Gabbiadini scored the second-half victor as Southampton took a massive towards Premier League survival with a 1-0 win at relegation-haunted Swansea.
Congratulations to @WBA manager @DarrenMooro on winning the April Manager of the Month Award.
The former Besiktas handler left his role at championship club Sheffield Wednesday on the eve of Christmas to accept the job at Swansea City.
West Brom's players have responded to Moore and the end-of-season results have helped rebuild relations with the club's supporters. In the eight-season time frame, West Brom finished in the top ten twice, including an eighth-place finish in 2012-13. If the Saints somehow lose 6-0 then Swansea would need to win by four goals against the already-relegated Potters, but it isn't that easy.
Swansea is hosting Stoke on Sunday and a loss will mean they will be eliminated from the Premier League.
The goal difference situation is pretty dire for the Swans as they are now -27 with Southampton only -18.
Those fixtures look seriously daunting, with a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea tomorrow morning, followed by a home game against a resurgent Arsenal side fresh off a 5-0 demolition of Burnley.
After 37 games, the Swans have scored 27 goals and Southampton have scored 37, so they will not be making up that difference, therefore need the 10-goal swing in goal difference.