Soccer Saturday: Merse, Le Tiss and co assess the state of the relegation fight

'Fulham have a chance but Swansea and Norwich are still in peril'

Last Updated: 06/04/14 5:03pm

Aston Villa 1-2 Fulham

MATT LE TISSIER SAYS: It was an end-to-end game but as the away team you'd probably say Fulham did enough attacking and created enough chances to warrant the three points. The first half was turgid, but Fulham subs Ashkan Dejagah and Hugo Rodallega made a big difference when they came on. Fulham are giving their all for Felix Magath and they have got a massive result because of that, ahead of Norwich at home next week. Even though they are five points adrift you still think they have a chance as when they play at home against Hull and Crystal Palace those sides should be safe.

Norwich 0-1 West Brom

PAUL MERSON SAYS: West Brom were outstanding. It was a typical away performance in that they were solid at the back but dangerous on the counter attack and when they got people forward they didn't mess about and broke with real pace. Once they scored, they were comfortable and Ben Foster, other than a great save from Johan Elmander, didn't have a lot to do. The result will take West Brom a long way to Premier League safety but three shots in 94 minutes in a game you have to win wasn't good enough for Norwich and their strikers don't really scare you. So if they lose at Fulham next up they become favourites to go down, as their final four fixtures - Liverpool, Man United, Chelsea and Arsenal - are going to be really hard.

Hull 1-0 Swansea

CHARLIE NICHOLAS SAYS: Hull thoroughly deserved this win; George Boyd played very well up the park and they were outstanding defensively dealing with crosses, which has been the basis for their success this season. They have some tough games coming up but if they get a point against Fulham I think that will be enough for them - but I fear for Swansea because they were very poor in this game. They didn't look like they were going to hurt anybody, with Michu struggling and Wilfried Bony only having a couple of half-chances. The passing was nice but without purpose so not a lot was created and they appeared to run out of ideas. With Chelsea at home and Newcastle away coming up, they certainly have work to do to stay up.

Cardiff 0-3 Crystal Palace

PHIL THOMPSON SAYS: Cardiff score goals - they got three against Liverpool and West Brom - but they offered nothing through Kenwyne Jones, Fraizer Campbell, Wilfried Zaha and Mats Møller Dæhli here. They were poor all round and run ragged by Palace, but the number of headers the Palace centre-backs, Scott Dann and Damien Delaney, made was unbelievable. Jason Puncheon was fantastic, with two goals and an assist, but Cameron Jerome foraged and ran himself into the ground. Everybody at Palace knows their position and what to do, which you knew they would when Tony Pulis took over, so all credit to them.