Carvalhal reveals why he still thinks Swansea will survive


Carvalhal reveals why he still thinks Swansea will survive

Moore's side escaped relegation from the English Premier League twice on Saturday, first when they beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 thanks to an injury-time goal from Spurs youth product Jake Livermore, then again when another late goal earned Everton a 1-1 draw with relegation rivals Southampton in the day's late game. It is something we need to sort out for the remaining games because they are massive for us now. The problem for Carlos Carvalhal, however, is that Swansea can ill-afford this sequence to continue. Bournemouth started the match as marginally the better side before they fell behind in the 24th minute after the Saints gained control.

Joshua King will be Bournemouth's most potent attacking threat against Swansea.

Still Swansea created chances and nearly immediately Jordan Ayew fluffed a golden one to level when he shot horribly wide after muscling his way through in on goal.

The Swansea manager has turned things around at the Liberty Stadium since he joined in December and has been praised for the job he has done so far, however, he and his players will realise it is far from finished. - The Swans have lost three consecutive Premier League games without scoring for only the second time, since a a three-game run in September 2012. We didn't compete enough for the second ball.

Callum Wilson had a chance to double the Cherries' lead before the break when a mistake allowed him behind the Swans' back-line, but Fabianski stood up to deny him from the angle.

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Carlos Carvalhal's men are now sitting 17th in the table with just two games to play, although only goal difference separates them from their visitors.

These sides played out a scoreless draw in the reverse fixture at St Mary's Stadium back in August, while Southampton have won six of the 11 Premier League matches between these clubs. That those two games are against sides below them in the table adds to the complexity of the situation.

The first of their two remaining games is against Southampton, in a clash which could decide the fates of both teams.

"It's an incredible achievement", Howe told Sky Sports. If they don't get the three points - Swansea still can't afford to drop points.



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