MANCHESTER, England -- Swansea virtually secured Premier League survival and West Bromwich Albion moved closer to safety on Satu

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MANCHESTER, England -- Swansea virtually secured Premier League survival and West Bromwich Albion moved closer to safety on Saturday. Francisco Cervelli Jersey . Jonjo Shelvey scored an eye-catching volley in a 4-1 victory for 12th-place Swansea over Aston Villa, which is just four points and two places from the drop zone. Saido Berahino gave West Brom a 1-0 victory over West Ham that took the team five points clear of danger. But Fulham threw away a two-goal lead at home to Hull to draw 2-2 and remain in the drop zone. At the top of the standings, Evertons hopes of qualifying for the Champions League were hit by a 2-0 loss at Southampton which kept the visitors in fifth place. Tottenham closed the gap on Everton to three points after Danny Rose clinched a 1-0 win at Stoke, meaning that Manchester United could even miss out on Europa League qualification. After a sleepless night before his managerial debut, Ryan Giggs saw his Manchester United team reawaken Old Trafford with a comfortable victory over Norwich on Saturday to end a tumultuous week that started with David Moyes dismissal. United asserted itself over Norwich after a tedious start, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice -- the first from the penalty spot -- and Juan Mata also netting a brace after coming off the bench to complete a 4-0 win in the English Premier League. "I should retire now, a 100 per cent record," Giggs quipped. The 40-year-old midfielder, who dropped himself from the match-day squad, is likely to have just three more games as player-manager, with United looking to appoint a more experienced successor to Moyes. "The reception was great. Ive walked out of the tunnel so many times in big games. Thats the best feeling Ive had, I felt so proud," Giggs said. "Did I sleep last night? No." It was a day all about restoring pride after Moyes inherited a team that won the league by 11 points under Alex Ferguson last May and took it down to seventh in the standings. But while United is frustrated to be out of the four Champions League places, Norwichs position is far more precarious -- fighting against relegation. A seventh straight loss left the team just a point and a place above the relegation zone. Although the revenue streams could be hit, a season out of Europe could help the rebuilding process which it seems Giggs wont be overseeing as manager, however much he impresses during his four-game stint as interim manager. "Weve had a tough week and theres been a lot of negativity towards us as a team," Rooney said. "We were hurt by that and we wanted to put that right. Its important for us to end the season well." The breakthrough against Norwich came after Steven Whittaker brought down Danny Welbeck, and Welbeck scored from the penalty spot in the 41st. The striker was on target again inside three minutes of the second half, drifting in from the left unchallenged before unleashing a shot into the bottom corner of the net. United was cruising, and the magnitude of the victory was even more convincing after Mata made an immediate impact after coming off the bench on the hour. The Spain midfielder scored inside three minutes, after meeting a cross from Phil Jones. Mata nodded another over the line in the 73rd after being set up by Antonio Valencia. "Im interim manager but Im also one of their team-mates, so it was tough to leave them out, but youve seen the response of Juan," Giggs said. "Thats a true professional, to not moan and not sulk and come on and perform like he did." Drew Hutchison Jersey .com) - The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to play spoiler as the Los Angeles Kings will try to match their longest winning streak in over four years in Thursdays battle at Staples Center. Kent Tekulve Jersey . Paul, MN (SportsNetwork. . The result was a game-winning, power-play goal. Chiasson snapped a third-period tie and lifted the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory on Monday night.Fighting has been a part of the NHL for about as long as the sport has existed, but the fraternity of enforcers is dwindling as teams place a premium on skill and speed in an era of heightened concern about head injuries. Some of the leagues most ferocious fighters through the years, all of them Canadian except for Nilan (American):Tiger Williams, 1974-1988, 3,966 penalty minutes, first all time. He made a living as an enforcer for five teams, though the 5-foot-11, 190-pound forward could poke in some goals, too. He led the league in penalty minutes in 1976-77 and 1977-78 and set a career high with 358 minutes with the Los Angeles Kings in 1986-87.Marty McSorley, 1983-2000. 3,381 penalty minutes, fourth all time. The personal protector for Wayne Gretzky in Edmonton and Los Angeles, the 6-foot-1, 235-pound McSorley was a goons goon. All fight, limited offence (or defence).Chris Nilan, 1979-1992, 3,043 penalty minutes, ninth all time. Born in Massachusetts where he dreamed of becoming the next Bobby Orr, Nilan instead put those hands to use as one of the leagues premier tough guys of the 1980s. Its no surprise a player billed as Knuckles used his fists to fight his way toward more than 3,000 career penalty minutes.Tie Domi, 1989-2006, 3,515 penalty minutes, third all time. Domi had one of the prickliest personalities in the NHL, serving multiple suspensions. His notable ones served came after he sucker-punched Ulf Samuelsson and threw an elbow at the head of New Jersey Devils defenceman Scott Niedermayer. Domi passed Tiger Williams for most penalty minutes by a Toronto Maple Leaf in a season with 365.Bob Probert, 1985-2002, 3,300 penalty minutes, fifth all time. Probert was as adept with his fists as with a stick in a 16-season career with the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks. One of the games most feared players, Probert struggled to overcome drinking problems during his time in the NHL.Gordie Howe, 1946-1980, 1,685 penalty mminutes, 91st all time. Jung-ho Kang Jersey. One of the toughest players in NHL history, Howe made opponents of the Detroit Red Wings play in more ways than one. He could score, too, and held many of the leagues records until Wayne Gretzky came along and bumped him off the top spot. The Gordie Howe hat trick to this day means a goal, an assist, and a fight in the same game.Donald Brashear, 1992-2010, 2,634 penalty minutes, 15th all time. He dropped the gloves 212 times in a 1,025-game NHL career, when he also had 85 goals and 120 assists. In the January 2010 issue of The Hockey News, Brashear was named enforcer of the decade. He was a former amateur boxer who also dabbled in mixed martial arts.Derek Boogaard, 2005-2011, 589 career penalty minutes. In several player polls, Boogaard was voted as the leagues most intimidating player. When the New York Rangers signed him in 2010, general manager Glen Sather said the decision was made because Boogaard was the biggest and toughest. Boogaard was only 28 when he died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol.Dave Schultz, 1971-1980, 2,294 penalty minutes, 34th all time. He was the baddest bully on Philadelphias famed Broad Street Bullies teams of the 1970s. Known as The Hammer, Schultz set the NHL record for penalty minutes in a season with 472 in 1974-75. He had a ready-to-rumble style of play that satisfied the bloodlust of fans who paid to see an old-fashioned brawl.Craig Berube, 1986-2003, 3,149 penalty minutes, seventh all time. Better known these days in a suit and tie and on the bench as the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, Berube was one of the toughest players of his era. He hasnt been a pushover on the bench, either. When he gets barking, you dont want to be making eye contact with him too much, Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds said. 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