THE talk was all about Swansea versus Southampton but the big story ended up being West Brom who went down on Tuesday without kicking a ball.

It was the ultimate manager of the month curse – relegated on the day Darren Moore picked up the oft-cursed gong.

The game in Wales was won thanks to Manolo Gabbiadini’s late goal and virtually ensures Saints’ survival barring an improbably 10-goal swing on the final day.

The following evening it was Swansea who suffered the same fate – consigned to the Championship while they sat at home praying for a Chelsea win.

Huddersfield – dragged slowly but surely into the dogfight like a Terrier stuck in quicksand – were in the midst of a run-in from hell.

They earned an improbably point at champions Manchester City where it was defence versus attack with Town as deep as the Mariana Trench.

David Wagner’s men tried to employ the same tactic at Stamford Bridge and took a shock lead when Willy Caballero made a right hash of coming out to challenge Laurent Depoitre who calmly lobbed the ball home.

But football is a cruel mistress as Chelsea levelled through a Marcos Alonso fluke – not that he knew much about it as the ball was whacked into his face and rebounded into the net.

But despite the best attempts of Eden Hazard & Co they could not beat Jonas Lossl, who made some inspired saves, and his rock solid defence again.

The dropped points further dim the Blues top-four hopes as they need Brighton to win on the final day at Anfield, while they take care of business in Newcastle.

Huddersfield on the other hand didn’t just believe in miracles they depended on them existing and achieved theirs – quite an amazing feat for the club with the smallest budget in the division. 

LAST weekend saw the end of the Arsene Wenger era in North London.

Wenger walked out for the last time at The Emirates as Gunners boss and for once his boys did him proud, battering Burnley 5-0. Heck even Alex Iwobi scored!

Anyone who did not find his leaving speech moving is colder than Katie Hopkins’ heart.

DAVID HAYE’S colourful boxing career looks over after a fifth-round defeat to fellow Brit Tony Bellew at London’s O2 arena.

It was the second stoppage win in 14 months for Bellew, 35, over his 37-year-old rival.

The Haymaker should now go make hay while the sun shines and not put his battered and broken body through another fight.

In the boxing world Haye’s no longer a big fish; he’s not even a fish.

AND finally all footballing rivalries were put aside this week as iconic former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was left fighting for his life.

From City fans bringing a flag bearing a goodwill message to their title celebrations, to players from around the globe tweeting support to the stricken Scot, he was in all supporters’ thoughts.

Ferguson, 76, is now in a stable condition and out of intensive care after having emergency surgery on a brain haemorrhage following a fall at home.

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