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Swansea joins Stoke in being relegated from Premier League

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99   //    13 May 2018, 22:33 IST
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SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Swansea's relegation from the Premier League was confirmed when already demoted Stoke won 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

Andy King gave Swansea an early lead, but Badou Ndiaye and Peter Crouch scored before halftime to give Stoke only its second victory since Paul Lambert took charge in January.

Stoke could even afford the luxury of Xherdan Shaqiri failing to convert a second-half penalty, and the two clubs will next meet in the second-tier League Championship next season.

Swansea's survival hopes had rested on the longest of long shots, victory coupled by a Southampton defeat to Manchester City and a 10-goal swing in the process.

But, by the final whistle, Swansea's seven-season stay in the top flight was over and Stoke had drawn level with the south Wales team on 33 points.

Swansea paid tribute to long-serving custodians Angel Rangel and Leon Britton before kickoff.

Spanish defender Rangel led the side in his last game after 11 years at Swansea, while midfielder Britton came on as a 57th-minute substitute in his 537th and final appearance for a club he made his debut for in 2002. But there was little else to celebrate at the Liberty Stadium.

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