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Is it advantage Swansea City in the race for Premier League survival?

Is it advantage Swansea City in the race for Premier League survival?

The usual disappearance of players at the end of current deals can be expected and there will be no shortage of suitors for top-scorer Jermain Defoe or goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

John O'Shea, Victor Anichebe, Sebastian Larsson and George Honeyman are the four likely to be offered contract extensions to continue at the club in the Championship with Joleon Lescott, Jan Kirchhoff, Will Buckley and Steven Pienaar likely to be released.

Seven points from their last three games (Stoke City, Manchester United, Everton) is a points return better than any other side 11th and below, and their impressive results to stellar clubs of late will be encouraging as they go into their penultimate game.

City never looked back after David Silva's 50th goal for the club in the second minute although it was not until the second half that the floodgates opened with Vincent Kompany, Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Otamendi all on target. Anything Hull did manage to must was denied by the ever impressive Jordan Pickford.

The losing team has failed to score in 23 of the 29 league clashes between Hull and Sunderland. We have to find a way to get things correct and we'll see what we can do.

There was no doubting Clucas' determination to make an impact on the game, and he left something of an impression on Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong with a late tackle that earned a booking.

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A majority coalition is now in power with Zaev and ethnic Albanians, although the Government has not been officially formed. In December , Gruevski's conservative party won elections but didn't have a majority of votes to form an administration.

Already relegated Sunderland boss David Moyes was able to celebrate a first win in three months.

Silva has worked wonders since his January appointment at the KCOM Stadium, bringing hope to Hull thanks largely to their superb home form.

Moyes: "The performances have been threatening results, even going back to Leicester City, Watford and Bournemouth, West Ham".

Moyes said: "I had a joke with him afterwards, I don't think any of those saves were hard!" Good players and English players have a premium. Yet he failed to quash speculation of a move by suggesting "wherever Jordan goes, if he goes, it will have to be a really big price". It finished nothing today. They tried to do everything too fast in some moments, not be calm. You could see that the players were a little bit anxious and this is a problem when you need to play with good organisation. Of course it's not a good afternoon for us but it changes nothing.

The striker was quoted as saying by the BBC: "The last few games I thought we have done well to be honest".


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