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Aleksandar Mitrovic double earns Fulham vital win at Championship promotion rivals Swansea

Aleksandar Mitrovic double earns Fulham vital win at Championship promotion rivals Swansea

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Aleksandar Mitrovic struck twice in the first-half to earn Fulham a 2-1 win over promotion rivals Swansea on Friday night.The Serbia striker took his tally to 23 goals in as many games for club and country this season as he led his side to within two points of the Championship’s automatic promotion places. Getty Scott Parker’s side are chasing an automatic promotion spot George Byers scored a second-half header, but it was not enough to end Swansea’s dismal home run of just one win from their last seven matches at the Liberty Stadium. Fulham’s fourth consecutive victory took them to within a win of second-placed Leeds before Saturday’s matches. Hosts Swansea had made three changes, with Steve Cooper bringing in Kyle Naughton, Byers and Sam Surridge for Jak
Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal: Aubameyang earns Gunners a point

Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal: Aubameyang earns Gunners a point

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Manchester United and Arsenal played out a grim stalemate at Old Trafford that provided compelling evidence to illustrate just how far away from a Premier League challenge both clubs are.In a disappointing encounter that was a pale shadow of their mighty clashes of years gone by, Scott McTominay gave Manchester United the lead at the end of an attritional first-half with a rising drive from the edge of the area.Arsenal equalised just before the hour courtesy of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's cool finish. It was originally ruled out for offside but the video assistant referee confirmed the striker had been played onside by Harry Maguire. Goalkeeper Bernd Leno excelled for Arsenal with fine saves ...
Aretha Franklin earns posthumous Pulitzer prize

Aretha Franklin earns posthumous Pulitzer prize

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The Queen of Soul is now a Pulitzer Prize winner.Aretha Franklin has been awarded a special citation honouring "her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades".She becomes the 12th musician, and first female performer, to be given the citation - joining the likes of Bob Dylan, Scott Joplin and John Coltrane.Franklin died of pancreatic cancer last August, aged 76.During her career, the singer won 18 Grammys, had 17 top 10 US chart hits and became the first woman admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.An artist of immense versatility, her powerful voice, trained in the gospel tradition, moved on to embrace jazz, soul and rhythm and blues. Rolling Stone magazine rated her as the greatest si...
Zoe Ball earns respect with new BBC Radio 2 breakfast show

Zoe Ball earns respect with new BBC Radio 2 breakfast show

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Zoe Ball has begun her tenure as BBC Radio 2's first female weekday breakfast host by playing Aretha Franklin's Respect as her first song."It had to be a dame on this occasion," she told listeners.Ball has taken over from Chris Evans in the most listened-to slot on the UK airwaves.She began Monday's show with the words: "Hello, my name is Zoe. How's your belly off for spots? Good morning Radio 2 superstar listeners, here we go."The saying "How's your belly off for spots?" is an alternative way of asking: "How are you?" Zoe Ball: 'I'm such a different person now' Seven facts about Zoe Ball ...
West Brom 2-2 Aston Villa: Jay Rodriguez earns Baggies stoppage-time draw

West Brom 2-2 Aston Villa: Jay Rodriguez earns Baggies stoppage-time draw

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Jay Rodriguez bundled in a controversial injury-time equaliser as West Brom twice came from behind to draw a dramatic derby and deny Aston Villa a third successive away win.Two Anwar El Ghazi goals - one wickedly defected off Ahmed Hegazi, the second a stunner - had looked set to lift Dean Smith's Villa into the Championship top six.But, from Matt Phillips' right-wing cross, Villa keeper Orjan Nyland was found wanting as Rodriguez bravely nipped in ahead of him to get his chest to the cross - and the ball trickled over the line. However, Villa players complained it had gone in off the striker's arm. After consulting with officials referee Darren England gave it, taking Rodriguez to 10 Champio...