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Apr 8, 2017 at 3pm UK at London Stadium
Attendance: 56,973
West HamWest Ham United
1-0
SwanseaSwansea City
Kouyate (44')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Result: West Ham United boosted in survival fight with victory over Swansea City

West Ham United claim a crucial 1-0 win over fellow Premier League strugglers Swansea City in Saturday's clash at the London Stadium.

West Ham United have given themselves a huge boost in their fight for Premier League survival with a 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Swansea City in Saturday's clash at the London Stadium.

Slaven Bilic's future had been under question with the Hammers reeling from five consecutive league defeats, but he will have done his chances of hanging on to the hotseat no harm with his side's performance and result against the Swans.

The hosts were bright from the off and took a deserved lead just before half time when Cheikhou Kouyate collected a Robert Snodgrass pass, strode into space and rifled a ferocious strike past Lukasz Fabianski from 25 yards out.

Swansea, desperately trying to avoid a fifth straight away loss, improved in the second half following a double substitution by Paul Clement at the break, with Luciano Narsingh coming closest to an equaliser for the visitors in the 82nd minute, but his powerful strike went just over.

Andre Ayew had two late opportunities to clinch the points against his former club but both were snuffed out by the impressive Fabianski, though the squandered chances mattered little as West Ham clung on and extended Swansea's miserable run away from home.

The result puts 14th-placed West Ham on 36 points, eight ahead of 18th-placed Swansea, with both teams having just six games left this season.

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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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