Southampton had ended up staying 35 miles away at the Vale of Glamorgan resort - an hour away in M4 rush hour traffic - after their block booking in Swansea city centre was cancelled because of a "virus" at the Marriott Hotel.
There remains a glimmer of hope for Premier League survival for Swansea City, but they need some extraordinary things to take place on Championship Sunday to avoid heading to the Championship next season. Southampton are pretty much safe but will be looking to keep it tight and not concede too many goals, especially if they hear Swansea have put a few past Stoke.
Carlos Carvalhal admitted he was not in a "nice situation" as he prepared on Friday for what is set to be his final game as Swansea manager, with the club facing nearly certain relegation from the Premier League.
Swansea are at home to already-relegated Stoke on the final day.
"Manchester City are such a joy to watch as a neutral but they are horrifying as the opposition. There has been speculation about me, but we will decide after the end of the season". We were always positive and we achieved points. Do your best to try and win the game and we will see'.
"We are breathing badly, but we are still alive so we will look to do our bit on Sunday", he added.
"So it would make sense to make a quick appointment, but I can't shape that or dictate that, that's a decision for the club".
Swansea have scored less goals than any other team in the league at just 27 meaning a big return like that isn't hugely likely - something which works in Southampton's favour.
The report even stressed that Gabiadini wants to be the key player at a club next season. We must analyse the whole season with all the games. "The anger's there. Any successful sportsman has got an edge to them and I don't think we had enough edge to succeed".
There are two winnable games left for Swansea and with both at the Liberty, you'd expect the Jack Army to help seal Premier League football for another season.
The popular figure - who has played under 11 permanent and two caretaker managers during his time at the Vetch Field and the Liberty - went on to win promotion to League One in 2005 and then the Championship in 2008 before leaving for Sheffield United as a free agent in 2010.