The fight for Premier League survival could be one of the most intriguing facets of the English top-flight this season. Half of the English top-flight teams look to be embroiled in the potential fight for survival this season.
However, on Saturday afternoon Swansea City and West Ham recorded vital victories to put some distance between themselves and the drop zone.
Swansea recorded a 1-0 win over Burnley at the Liberty Stadium to move two points clear of the relegation zone. The game looked set for a stalemate, only for the Swans to find a breakthrough on 81 minutes.
Tom Carroll ran at the Clarets defence and laid the ball off into the box, which Jordan Ayew dummied and the ball fell to Ki who hit a low shot beyond Nick Pope in the visitor’s goal.
The victory moved the Welsh side up to 15th place in the Premier League table, while Burnley remains seventh-place.
Injury-hit West Ham recorded a 2-0 home win over Watford at the London Stadium, to move up to 11th place and five points clear of the relegation zone. The victory also means that the side from the east end are only behind the Hornets on goal difference.
The Irons took the lead on 38 minutes. Michail Antonio beat Daryl Janmaat before crossing to striker Javier Hernandez, who headed home from ten yards out. David Moyes side wrapped up the points on 78 minutes, as Austrian winger Marko Arnautovic scored from close-range following a poor clearance from Hornets defender Jose Holebas.
Elsewhere, Stoke and Brighton drew 1-1 at the Bet365 Stadium. Brighton took the lead in the first half courtesy of a strike from winger Jose Izquierdo, only for in-form Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri to equalise in the second half for the Potters.
The draw coupled with results elsewhere meant that the Potters dropped into the relegation zone. The Seagulls are also just three points clear of the drop zone.
Who pulled off the best result in Saturday’s Premier League games?