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Football: Swansea confirm Flores-Monk bust-up

Swansea City confirmed on Tuesday that police were called to the club's training ground last week following a training-ground row involving defenders Garry Monk and Chico Flores. The pair clashed on Friday, a day before Swansea's 3-1 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. Reports in the British media claimed Spanish centre-back Flores had threatened Monk with a brick during the incident, but Swansea denied the allegation.

Football: West Ham's Demel released from hospital

West Ham United defender Guy Demel has left hospital after sustaining concussion during his side's 2-0 win at Cardiff City on Saturday, the London club announced on Sunday. Demel was stretchered off in the early stages of the Premier League game at the Cardiff City Stadium following an accidental collision involving Cardiff striker Fraizer Campbell and team-mate Roger Johnson. The Ivory Coast right-back subsequently spent Saturday night in hospital, before being released on Sunday morning.

Football: Cardiff boss Solksjaer swoops for Eirem

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made his first signing as Cardiff manager when the Premier League side announced Wednesday his fellow Norwegian Magnus Wolff Eikrem had joined for an undisclosed fee from Dutch side Heerenveen. The 23-year-old Eirem is also a former Manchester United youth team player, where Old Trafford favourite Solskjaer got to know him as a coach. "I've known Magnus for many years, having worked with him at Manchester United and then signing him for Molde," Solskjaer told Cardiff's official website.

Football: City edge Swansea to take first pole of 2014

Manchester City climbed to the top of the Premier League table after winning 3-2 at Swansea City on Wednesday in the first English top-flight fixture of the year 2014. City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho scored the first goal of the new year in the 14th minute at a rain-soaked Liberty Stadium, drilling home right-footed after Swansea partially cleared a Samir Nasri corner.

Football: City edge Swansea to take first pole of 2014

Manchester City climbed to the top of the Premier League table after winning 3-2 at Swansea City on Wednesday in the first English top-flight fixture of the year 2014. City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho scored the first goal of the new year in the 14th minute at a rain-soaked Liberty Stadium, drilling home right-footed after Swansea partially cleared a Samir Nasri corner.

City show title form to see off Swansea

LONDON (Reuters) - The goals continued to flow for Manchester City who subdued a spirited Swansea City 3-2 at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday to move top of the Premier League. Second-half strikes from Yaya Toure and Aleksandar Kolarov after Swansea's Wilfried Bony had cancelled out Fernandinho's early opener helped City record their fifth consecutive Premier League win.

Football: Swansea, Hull fined for on-pitch melee

Swansea City and Hull City have each been fined £20,000 ($32,800, 23,800 euros) over an on-pitch fracas during their Premier League encounter last week, the Football Association announced on Tuesday. The clubs both admitted to a charge of failing to ensure that their players "conducted themselves in an orderly fashion" during their 1-1 draw at Swansea's Liberty Stadium on December 9. The charge related to a confrontation late in the game between Hull pair Tom Huddlestone and Yannick Sagbo and Swansea centre-backs Ashley Williams and Chico Flores.

Football: Swansea, Hull charged over Liberty fracas

Swansea City and Hull City have been charged over an on-pitch fracas during their Premier League encounter last week, the Football Association announced on Monday. The clubs are accused of failing "to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion" during their 1-1 draw at Swansea's Liberty Stadium on December 9. The charge relates to a confrontation late in the game between Hull pair Tom Huddlestone and Yannick Sagbo and Swansea centre-backs Ashley Williams and Chico Flores.

Football: Dyer injured as Swansea draw with Norwich

Swansea City's Nathan Dyer scored but was then stretchered off with a serious ankle injury as his side drew 1-1 at Norwich City in the Premier League on Sunday. The 26-year-old winger put Swansea ahead with a 12th-minute lob, but after he was carried off later in the first half, Gary Hooper struck with a glorious volley to earn the home side a share of the points. Swansea later tweeted that Dyer will undergo more tests on Monday.

Football: Hull's Graham makes a point on return to Swansea

Danny Graham finally ended his 11-month goal drought as the Hull striker returned to haunt his former club in a 1-1 draw against Swansea on Monday. Graham enjoyed a prolific 18-month spell with Swansea before moving to Sunderland for £5 million in January and then onto Hull on loan in August. The 28-year-old has struggled at both Sunderland and Hull, but he produced a fine strike early in the first half at the Liberty Stadium to put his name on the scoresheet for the first time since he netted for Swansea in a League Cup win at Chelsea in January.
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