9 May 2013

Wigan suffer blow in bid to avoid relegation

5:39 am on 9 May 2013

Wigan Athletic's English Premier League survival hopes have suffered a huge blow after Swansea City hit back from 2-1 down to win 3-2 and leave the FA Cup finalists staring at relegation.

Wigan, who face Manchester City in the cup showpiece at Wembley this weeknd, fell apart in the second half and remain third from bottom on 35 points with two matches to play.

Just above them on 38 points are Newcastle United, Norwich City and Sunderland.

Southampton, on 39, and Aston Villa and Fulham with 40 are not yet assured of safety.

Manchester City moved a step closer to securing runners-up spot after beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0.

City need three more points from their last two games to guarantee finishing second behind champions Manchester United.