West Bromwich Albion have been relegated from the Premier League after Southampton won 1-0 at Swansea City on Tuesday. That result left West Brom five points from safety with one game remaining, Sunday’s trip to Crystal Palace. It means their eight-year stay in the top flight comes to an end.
The Baggies – currently on 31 points from their 37 games – had hoped to reach the final day and repeat their memorable escape of the 2004-05 season. With Stoke and West Brom’s relegation confirmed, Southampton’s victory has virtually guaranteed their safety due to their vastly superior goal difference over Swansea and Huddersfield.
The Terriers will confirm their survival by taking a point from their next two fixtures against Chelsea on Wednesday (19:45 BST) or Arsenal on Sunday (15:00 BST)