Swansea will fight to bitter end in survival battle, says Tom Carroll

Harry Maguire: We want to stay up to reward loyal Hull City fans

Hull City's Sam Clucas scores his side's second goal of the game (not pictured) during the Premier League match at the KCOM Stadium, Hull.

Swansea ended a six-game winless run by beating Stoke 2-0 but the team remains in the English Premier League relegation zone.

They arrested that slide on Saturday, as goals from top scorer Fernando Llorente and Tom Carroll gave the Swans their first victory since March.

As he celebrated his team's 2-0 victory over Stoke last night, Paul Clement could have been forgiven for having mixed feelings. Hull have won their game at home and I was sure they would do that.

"Hopefully it give us that impetus to go on and finish really strongly".

The Tigers did that, despite having striker Oumar Niasse red carded after 25 minutes with the game goalless.

The day's other match saw West Ham eke out a tedious 0-0 draw with Everton - the point should be enough to ensure the Hammers remain in the elite next season while Everton moved above Arsenal into sixth spot although they have played three games more than the Gunners.

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"I hope to manage to get into their heads everything that we have spoken about in the week (during training). I'm really happy when our club fighting the way we have and we will continue to fight to keep our club in the Premier League".

Swansea manager Paul Clement changed his team shape for this game, having favoured a 4-3-3 during his time at the club he chose to employ a diamond system to allow Sigurdsson more attacking freedom.

Before and after Maguire's equaliser early in the second half, Silva's side created and spurned a host of chances before late strikes from Peter Crouch and Xherdan Shaqiri clinched the points for the Potters. "We were in the right position, but we didn't challenge for the ball, and in that area you need to get your head on it".

The Swans had their second of the match mere moments later, when a long-range effort from Carroll took a massive deflection off Joe Allen to arc over Jack Butland and into the net. "I did feel it would be a game they would win".

"I was a player once, unfortunately, subconsciously, if you reach your target you relax, so I am curious to see what is going to happen when we play on Saturday".

Time is running out for Boro who have not won in 16 league games and they endured a nightmare opening 20 minutes in which they conceded two goals and had midfielder Gaston Ramirez sent off for a second booking.

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