Ghana’s Andre and Jordan Ayew head to the English Championship after Swansea’s seven-year stint in the Premier League was formally ended by a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Stoke at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.
The brothers last the entire game with Andre Ayew providing an assist for the side.
Swansea needed a 10-goal swing with Southampton on the final day but couldn’t manage it despite the Southampton losing 1-0 against Manchester City.
The atmosphere at the Liberty Stadium was a blend of appreciation for the departing Leon Britton and Angel Rangel, anger at chairman Huw Jenkins and the owners and banter with the Stoke fans about both teams’ impending relegations.
Andy King lightened the mood as he slotted beyond Jack Butland in the 14th minute, but goals from Badou Ndiaye and Peter Crouch saw Stoke hold the lead at the break.
The Swans created plenty of chances in the second half but couldn’t force another one beyond the England goalkeeper, who was forced to make a brilliant double save from Sam Clucas in the 79th minute.
And the inevitable happened as Anthony Taylor called time on the game and Swansea City’s Premier League existence.
At one stage of the season it had looked as though manager Carlos Carvalhal was going to pull off the great escape.
When the Portuguese took over just after Christmas, the Swans were five points adrift of safety at the bottom of the league but with five games remaining, they were four points clear of the drop zone.