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EPL: Dele Alli, Son fire Spurs to first 2020 league win

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Trio of signings make instant impact as Everton stun Spurs EPL: Spurs, Everton light up London Heung-Min Son’s late header helped below-par Tottenham pick up their first league victory of 2020 with a 2-1 defeat of Norwich – but Jose Mourinho will know there is plenty of work to do if his side are to further close the six-point gap on the top four. Dele Alli tucked in Tottenham’s first Premier League goal of the year from Serge Aurier’s low cross on 38 minutes after both sides had spurned good chances in the early exchanges but the hosts failed to kick-on. Teemu Pukki made bottom-of-the-league Norwich’s second-half dominance count, squeezing his penalty past Hugo Lloris – who had made a surprise return from injury to start – but Son’s header from Alli’s deflected shot ended the visitors’ hopes of a turnaround. The result moves Spurs to within two wins of fourth-placed Chelsea, while Norwich have a six-point gap of their own to overcome if they are to escape relegation. Tottenham had failed to find the net in their past three Premier League games but were immediately on the front foot, with Erik Lamela following up an early free-kick attempt by drawing a sharp save from Tim Krul with a volley on 10 minutes. However, Norwich showed their own attacking intent on the quarter-hour mark, when Todd Cantwell capped an impressive spell of possession with a neat pass through to Pukki from the edge of the area but the Finn was surprisingly wasteful, snatching his shot wide.Tags: Dele AlliHeung-Min SonNorwichTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

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Warnock compares Mourinho to Clough

first_img “I just like the way he’s gone about it while he’s been in the game. “And I like it when he’s the underdog because he’s not always the favourite. He’s the underdog in some games. “People are waiting to write him off because he gets the result. He’s always tactically astute. “Jose talks about players going through brick walls for him and yet they’re not in his pockets. “He says it how it is, his team always want to play well and tactically and when it comes to the tough games, I think he’s spot on.” Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has prepared for his managerial duel with Jose Mourinho by describing the Portuguese as the rightful heir to Brian Clough. And he pays the man he views as the best coach in the Premier League the ultimate compliment by comparing him to his managerial hero Clough. “In my eyes Jose is the nearest thing to Cloughie really. Jose’s the same type – a players’ manager,” Warnock said. “When I was growing up as a young manager, I thought Cloughie had everything. “I had a couple of afternoons with him on my own and I enjoyed his company. He talked a lot of sense. “Yes he upset a few people here and there, but his philosophy was very good. “And I like Jose. I think he is the best there is – I always have done. “He looks after his players. You don’t get anywhere without being a players’ manager. “You only have to listen to people like John Terry and (Frank) Lampard and what they think about him. (Didier) Drogba coming back in. Press Association Unbeaten Chelsea resume their Barclays Premier League title challenge at Selhurst Park on Saturday with Warnock among those believing them capable of emulating Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ of 2003-04. Warnock has vast admiration for the tactical nous and man management skills of Mourinho, who has embarked on his second spell at Stamford Bridge. last_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo on course to $1 billion in career earnings

first_imgLisbon: Cristiano Ronaldo is en route to becoming first football player and third sportsman overall to cross $1 billion in career earnings. This is despite the fact that Ronaldo has reportedly agreed to a wage cut of nearly 4 million Euros with his club Juventus so as to fight the coronavirus pandemic.According to Forbes, the cut hardly puts a dent on the Portuguese captain’s annual earnings and he had earned a staggering $109 million last year. A further 30 percent wage cut is on the cards with the Serie A frozen due to the pandemic but Ronaldo could still earn an estimated $46 million annual paycheck.The earnings he receives from his sponsorship deals and his CR7 underwear line could help take his earnings this year close to the $100 million mark again. This would help take him past the $1 billion in total earnings over an 18-year career. Ronaldo made his professional debut in 2002.The 35-year-old is currently in his hometown of Madeira as the football season in Italy and around the world grinded to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.Three of Ronaldo’s teammates at Juventus — Argentine star Paulo Dybala, Italian defender Daniele Rugani and France’s World Cup winning midfielder Blaise Matuidi have all tested positive for the novel virus that has taken nearly 65,000 around the world. IANS Also Read: Breathe in, breathe out, stay active during lockdown: Cristiano RonaldoAlso Watch: War against COVID-19: Assam Health Department signs 22 MoUs with private hospitals in Silcharlast_img read more

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Now is the time for Trojan baseball

first_imgThroughout his truly remarkable and incomparable coaching career, legendary USC baseball coach Rod Dedeaux amassed more than 1,300 wins and brought home 11 national championships, figures that led to him being named the Coach of the 20th Century by Baseball America in 1999.Dedeaux coached dozens of future Major Leaguers, and the Trojans’ baseball program, despite its recent struggles, remains by far the most accomplished program in NCAA history, which makes it all the more puzzling that it took the USC Athletic Department so long to build a statue of Dedeaux in front of the aptly-named Dedeaux Field.Call it a coincidence or call it good karma, but since the statue’s first appearance, something special has been going on for the boys in cardinal and gold.On Sunday, redshirt junior outfielder Omar Cotto Lozada hit a three-run home run in the 12th inning that capped a miraculous 10-day run in which the Trojans have started the season 7-0. The team’s unbeaten streak has seen four walk-off wins, three extra-inning games and a victory over national powerhouse Cal State Fullerton, which was ranked No. 2 before USC’s 6-1 win on Feb. 18.What’s been more impressive than the team’s penchant for late-game heroics is the way in which USC’s pitching has kept it in games. Last season’s bullpen situation became so dire that head coach Dan Hubbs’ decision-making process on which arm to turn to boiled down to little more than flipping a coin. In the early goings of 2014, however, USC has a team ERA of 1.95, compared to last season’s unimpressive mark of 4.81.Furthermore opposing batters are hitting just .224 and posting a .314 on-base percentage with a .270 slugging percentage against Trojan pitching this season. Last year, opponents hit .294/.388/.392 against USC’s pitchers. The Trojans have yet to give up a home run this year.The calendar has yet to hit March, but it’s hard not to get even a little bit excited after the program’s first 7-0 start to a season since … well, 2012. Yes, the Trojans’ hot start then faded into obscurity, with the team posting a 23-32 overall record and a 8-22 Pac-12 record, but that doesn’t mean that there is no reason to get excited about this current group.The majority of last season’s core returns this year, led by starting pitchers junior Wyatt Strahan, senior Bob Wheatley and sophomore Kyle Twomey, who have combined to throw 35.2 innings in six starts this year with an ERA of 2.85. USC’s four most oft-used relief pitchers — sophomore Sean Adler, junior Nigel Nootbaar, freshman Jeff Paschke and senior James Guillen — have allowed just one earned run in 21 innings pitched with a WHIP of 0.81 and an opponents’ batting average of .130.On the offensive side, USC currently has five starters hitting .324 or better, including freshman catcher Jeremy Martinez, who is tied for the team lead with 11 hits. But of the four returning players currently hitting above .300, none of them hit better than .250 last year, which, combined with the abnormally high amount of close victories, begs the question — is any of this success sustainable?My answer to that would be probably not, but at this point, who cares? This once-proud program has had little to cheer for during the 21st Century, and a large portion of the undergraduate enrollment can count the number of baseball games they’ve been to on one hand.If there was ever a season to become a USC baseball fan, this just might be the one. Dedeaux Field is a great place to take in a game, and the university revamped its concessions this season and started selling alcohol during games. The home schedule features plenty of quality opponents, including nationally ranked foes Cal Poly, UCLA and Oregon State. These games should provide the Trojans with a chance to prove whether or not their early success is legitimate.Maybe this 7-0 start is all just one long hot streak. USC plays away from Dedeaux Field tonight for the first time all season against Long Beach State, then returns home to face Cal Poly. That stretch could knock the Trojans back to reality.But maybe this 7-0 start is something more, like a young team finally figuring it out after taking its lumps a season ago. Maybe 2014 will end up being the year marking USC’s triumphant return. Perhaps Dedeaux’s statue came at the right time — when the program was finally ready to reclaim some of its past glory. Nick Selbe is a senior majoring in communication. His column, “Inside the 20s,” runs Tuesdays. To comment on this story, visit or email Nick at read more

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F1 | Lewis Hamilton aims to bounce back with record sixth home win at British Grand Prix

first_img FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Press Trust Of India First Published: 11th July, 2019 19:50 IST The Silverstone circuit, once a wartime airfield, hosted the first World Championship Grand Prix in 1950 and, along with Italy, has been an ever-present since.The Italian race at Monza in September is expected to be re-confirmed for the future while events in Vietnam and the Netherlands are set to be part of a refreshed 21-race calendar in 2020.READ | F1 | ‘Don’t Blame Me For Boring Races,’ Says Hamilton After Another F1 Procession “This is the race that has become the most anticipated event of the season for me and it is the weekend I always enjoy the most. Having the support of your country concentrated into one weekend really makes for the most incredible few days. It is difficult to count what you gain from all that positivity — everyone’s energy is priceless,”  said Hamilton, who was quick to celebrate Wednesday’s confirmation of a new five-year contract that will keep the British Grand Prix on the Formula One calendar until 2024.  “Max has been the best in the world, arguably, over the last 12 months. He is the coming man. This sport is crying out for more drivers like Max,” said his team boss Christian Horner “This is going to be the largest since Mansell brought people here in their droves in 1992,” he said. If he wins, Hamilton will move clear of fellow Briton Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost, with whom he shares the current record of five wins. After suffering their first defeat after an unprecedented run of eight victories, Mercedes are keen to restore their supremacy in the team’s home event — both the car and engine factories are based close to Silverstone.READ | Relentless Hamilton Wins French GP To Extend Mercedes’ Unbeaten Run To 10Mercedes ‘in good shape’  COMMENTcenter_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 11th July, 2019 20:31 IST F1 | Lewis Hamilton Aims To Bounce Back With Record Sixth Home Win At British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton is aiming to bounce back from a rare weekend of disappointment by winning his home British Grand Prix for a record sixth time this weekend — and in front of the biggest crowd at the historic Silverstone circuit in nearly three decades. His Ferrari counterpart Mattia Binotto played down their chances of a repeat of Sebastian Vettel’s triumph last year, despite their stronger showing in Austria where Charles Leclerc finished second from pole behind the triumphant Max Verstappen of Red Bull.Four-time world champion Vettel has gone 17 races since last August without a win and lies 76 points adrift of Hamilton in the title race.Victory in Austria lifted Verstappen ahead of the German and he and Red Bull, based at nearby Milton Keynes, with big local home support, may also be a major threat to Hamilton’s home-coming dream after flying in from Los Angeles. Written By “The high temperatures in Austria exposed our vulnerability and meant we could not challenge to win. But, fortunately, the English summer is known for more moderate temperatures so cooling should not be such a major issue. We’ve had some of our best performances this year on tracks with a wide range of corner speeds so, on paper, we should be in relatively good form,”  said team boss Toto Wolff. Beyond the top three teams, McLaren will seek to make an impression notably after confirming an unchanged driver line-up, including British rookie Lando Norris, 19, for next year. Silverstone officials believe the allure of the drivers and an encouraging weather forecast will result in the biggest attendance since the days of ‘Mansell-mania’ in the early 1990s.Last year’s race-day crowd of 140,500 was the biggest of the season and Silverstone boss Stuart Pringle said he expects that to be beaten. WATCH US LIVE Lewis Hamilton is aiming to bounce back from a rare weekend of disappointment by winning his home British Grand Prix for a record sixth time this weekend — and in front of the biggest crowd at the historic Silverstone circuit in nearly three decades.After suffering in the heat and rarefied atmosphere of Austria’s Styrian Alps, where he finished a hot-and-bothered fifth two weeks ago, the defending world champion and his Mercedes team are expected to revel in the gentler undulations and a wider mix of corners in cooler conditions in central England.A sixth victory overall and fifth in six years at a track he loves would also be his seventh in 10 races this year and extend his 31-point lead ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas in the drivers’ championship.last_img read more

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Jordan Ayew scores as Crystal Palace come from 2-0 down to draw at Arsenal [VIDEO]

first_imgBlack Stars striker, Jordan Ayew, scored his fourth goal of the Premier League season as Crystal Palace came from 2-0 down to snatch a point at Arsenal.The forward pounced on a cross by James McArthur which wasn’t dealt with by Arsenal defender David Luiz, and headed home.That strike means Jordan Ayew has now scored four times in nine Premier League appearances this season.The game appeared to be over for Palace in the first half as goals from Sokratis and David Luiz gave Arsenal a two-nil lead.However, the Eagles were awarded a penalty after a VAR Review with, Zaha’s initial yellow card for diving overturned by the referee.Luka Milivojevic stepped up and slotted home from the spot as Palace halved the deficit before the break.Palace were level six minutes into the second half, with Jordan Ayew heading home from McArthur’s cross.Arsenal thought they  had got a late goal when Sokratis found the net but it was ruled out after a VAR Review.With neither side able to find a winner, the game ended 2-2, a result which the Gunners will see as two points dropped.Jordan’s last goal for Palace was another crucial one as he found the net late on against West Ham United.The result keeps Crystal Palace in sixth place, just one point below Arsenal in fifth.Watch the goal below:last_img read more

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Ex-England star left homeless

first_imgThe 54-year-old was once a mainstay of the Three Lions side, winning 86 international caps between 1979 and 1988.The full-back also starred at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups.But, gambling and drink problems have seen the former Arsenal player end up on the streets.Despite once earning more than £1,000 per week and living in a £1m mansion, Sansom is now penniless.He revealed he has been homeless for 10 days, blaming his addiction troubles.“I am just a drunk. I drink as much as I can get,” he told a tabloid paper. Both the Professional Footballers’ Association and Arsenal are trying to help Sansom.His sister Mary had also been offering him a refuge until recently.Since retiring, Sansom had become a media pundit in between spells in rehab.Having begun his career at Crystal Palace before moving to Arsenal, Sansom also played for Newcastle, QPR, Coventry, Everton, Brentford and Watford.He is England’s second most-capped full-back of all-time, behind Chelsea star Ashley Cole.last_img read more

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Carmelo Anthony: ‘I just want to be happy’ with next team

first_img Carmelo Anthony watches Knicks vs. Heat in New York, receives loud ovation Carmelo Anthony ‘can only make’ a team better, Allen Iverson says The Lakers were rumored to have strong interest but have no plans to create a roster spot for him. Carmelo Anthony felt right at home Sunday at Madison Square Garden, even as a spectator.In an in-game interview with MSG Network during the Knicks’ loss to the Heat, the veteran forward expressed that he still wants to play in the NBA.center_img For now, his next move remains a mystery.”At this point, I just want to be happy,” Anthony said. “I think I’ve put myself in a good, peaceful mind state right now, [being] able to focus in on what I need to focus in on. And whatever’s going to make me happy, then we’re going to make it happen.”Anthony, 34, averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 10 games for Houston before parting ways with the team. “I’ve had some great years in this building. I look forward to coming back and playing in this building some more,” Anthony said.Anthony, who played with the Knicks from 2011-17, was traded from the Rockets to the Bulls earlier this month after he failed to mesh with Houston’s system. However, he’s expected to be released or dealt before the Feb. 7 trade deadline. Related Newslast_img read more

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Espanyol confirms six cases of positive for coronavirus

first_imgAlthough the club does not offer names, it does detail that it is six members of the first squad and the technical staff directed by Abelardo Fernández. And also realize that all encounter mild coronavirus symptoms and are complying with medical recommendations, which are none other than home isolation for 14 days, which goes beyond the confinement decreed for the rest of the population.It so happens that, in the event that LaLiga had not finally been suspended, Espanyol would have had to measure last Sunday with Alavés, who only one day before became the first LaLiga club to notice the positive of one of its members in the Covid-19. Late Tuesday night reported the Spanish, through its official channels, of the existence of up to six people who have tested positive for Covid-19 to which they had been subjected in the last hours. It is the club with the most infected along with Valencia.last_img read more

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Man allegedly kills lover, slits own throat

first_imgA 48-year-old housewife is now dead while her lover is now battling for his life at the West Demerara Regional Hospital after he attempted suicide by slitting his throat at his Good Intent, West Bank Demerara home earlier today.Dead is Diane Hernandez of Recht Door Zee, West Bank Demerara while the alleged suspect is Nigel Glasgow, 40, of Lot 4 Murphy Street, Good Intent, West Bank Demerara.According to information received the woman was found hanging from the rafter in the house and the alleged murderer was found in a pool of blood with his throat slit.Neighbours reported that the couple arrived at the man’s home close to midnight on Tuesday evening. However, at around 3:00h, the eyewitnesses reported that screams and shouts were heard emanating from Glasgow’s house.More details in tomorrow’s edition of the GUYANA TIMESlast_img read more

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“Mr Fantastic” accepts Jacksonville College scholarship

first_imgEighteen-year-old national basketball team captain Stanton “Mr Fantastic” Rose is now a prime example of the phrase “hard work pays off” after he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Jacksonville College in Texas, United States.Texas bound! Stanton “Mr Fantastic” RoseRose, who has been celebrated for leading the Guyanese national basketball team to their first Caribbean Basketball Championships (CBC) win in Suriname last month, has excelled in local basketball over the years. The young man ,who plays club games for the three-time Road to Mecca Champions Bounty Colts, was said to be very mature and able to handle pressure well and was selected as Captain of the national team on the premise that he could step up to the plate.In doing exactly that, the Lindener registered an all-time high of 41 points against the St Vincent and the Grenadines – the most points ever netted by a Guyanese in a single game.Rose, who is also the youngest national captain ever, was also named as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2018 CBC games.In a statement from the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF), it was revealed that the young man was recently offered a scholarship, which he gladly accepted. He is expected to depart Guyana later this week as his first semester will begin on Monday, August 20, 2018.National Coach Junior Hercules was the first to congratulate the teenager on behalf of the GABF, stating: “Guyana Basketball Federation wishes to congratulate and thank Stanton Rose for his commitment and dedication to Guyana and we wish him further success in his life and basketball career.”last_img read more

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Pochettino hails Euro goal king Kane as Spurs march on

first_img0Shares0000England striker Harry Kane scored the only goal in Dortmund as Tottenham moved on to the last eight of the Champions League © AFP / John MACDOUGALLDORTMUND, Germany, Mar 6 – Mauricio Pochettino heaped praise on Harry Kane as the England striker became Tottenham Hotspur’s top scorer in Europe and fired them into the Champions League quarter-finals.Kane’s second-half goal at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday put Spurs in the last eight after sealing a 1-0 last-16, return leg win to clinch a 4-0 aggregate victory. It was Kane’s 24th European goal — his 14th in the Champions League added to 10 in the Europa League — to take him past Jermain Defoe’s tally of 23.“I’m so happy for him, you all know how I feel about him – he’s one of the best strikers in the world,” said Pochettino.Kane was not the only Spurs player to reach a key milestone at Dortmund as goalkeeper Hugo Lloris kept his 100th clean sheet.“I want to congratulate Kane and Lloris too, because that was his 100th clean sheet for Tottenham, which is fantastic for him too,” added Pochettino.“Hugo was great. We conceded more chances than we expected, but this type of game, when you beat them 3-0 in the first leg, is very difficult – they have nothing to lose.”This is the first time Tottenham are in the last eight of the Champions League since 2010/11 when they bowed out 5-0 on aggregate to Real Madrid.Pochettino said he received a single-word message from Spurs chairman Daniel Levy — “congratulations”.Having beaten Dortmund 3-0 at Wembley in the first leg, Pochettino hinted Spurs could be back at the new White Hart Lane for the quarter-finals, due to be held in mid-April.“I feel very proud, I am very happy for our players,” said the Argentinian.“Tonight, it was an unbelievable effort, I’m proud for the fans and for the club.“It’s been a very particular season with a lot of circumstance, so to be in the quarter-final is a fantastic, I think this will be one to remember.“It’s a massive achievement for the team.”In the build-up, Pochettino demanded Spurs “finish the job” after a substantial lead from the Wembley leg.– ‘More nights like this’ –His side delivered, soaking up everything Dortmund threw at them in a one-sided first half before Kane’s goal just after the break killed off the hosts’ spirited challenge.“This is a huge step, but we have to keep growing and we need more nights like this,” said Kane.However, despite a mature performance, Pochettino denied suggestions his team had proved they can step up at this level.“To move to the next level, it’s not just about being professional today, we need to do more,” he said.“You need more than just reaching the quarter-finals.“After the first leg result, you could see the risks Dortmund took.“When you have the possibility to reach the quarter-finals, but everyone thinks the job is done, it’s so dangerous.“It was the first time we faced this type of situation, we had a tough first half an hour, we started to play a bit and we did well to score after the break.“If you look over the two legs, we deserved to win – we scored four goals and didn’t concede any goals.”After his first half-heroics in goal, Spurs goalkeeper Lloris said the Premier League side do not want to stop now in Europe.“As expected they pushed hard for the first half an hour, we stayed strong together thanks to the team spirit,” said Lloris.“Now we can enjoy, because it is a big achievement – we don’t want to stop.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Festival concludes today

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 -From staff reports The Early California Days Festival is under way at St. John Vianney Church. The event, which started Friday, continues 1-10 p.m. today, and is open to the public. It features food, games and rides, a cake walk, bingo, rock bands, a silent auction and other entertainment. This year, there will be a drawing with a grand prize of $10,000. Other prizes include a big- screen television and a digital camera. Admission is free. The church is at 1345 Turnbull Canyon Road in Hacienda Heights. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Swansea midfielder Leon Britton signs new one-year deal

first_img The 34-year-old has made over 520 appearances for the club Swansea captain Leon Britton has signed a new one-year deal at the Premier League club.The London-born midfielder, who turns 35 in September, joined Swansea on loan from West Ham in December 2002 before making the move permanent the following summer.Save for a six-month spell at Sheffield United at the start of the 2010-11 season, he has been with the Swans ever since and has made over 520 appearances for the club.Swansea say Britton’s new contract is an improved one-year deal, which also has the option of a further 12 months – pending on an appearance clause – and that he also been guaranteed a coaching role within the club once he has finished his playing career.Britton told the official Swansea website: “I felt strong at the end of last season. Even when I wasn’t playing I was training well and keeping fit.“If that wasn’t the case then I would know and I wouldn’t put myself through that. I would make sure I ended at the right time.“The club has improved my terms for this season, but there is an option where I can have another year if I play a certain amount of games.“So it’s potentially a two-year deal, but that depends on how many games I play.”Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said he hoped the new deal would see Britton remain at the Liberty Stadium for many years.“He is a model pro and we are very proud to say he is representing Swansea City,” Jenkins said.“He has made a tremendous contribution to this club, both on and off the pitch, over the last 15 years.“I hope this new contract paves the way for Leon to remain with us for many more years to come.”Britton played an influential role as Swansea, under Paul Clement, escaped relegation last season.Having been overlooked since New Year’s Eve, he started the last five games which yielded 13 points from a possible 15.Britton’s influence was also felt off the pitch in the closing weeks of the campaign.He brought 25 copies of Jack to a King – a film that charts Swansea’s rise through the divisions – to the training ground ahead of a vital home game with Stoke at the end of April.The message was for the players to realise what the club means to the community – and Swansea duly started their run to survival.Britton was also responsible for the plan that saw the squad put in £70,000 to fund supporters’ tickets for the crucial clash at Sunderland on the penultimate weekend of the season.Swansea won the game 2-0 and their top-flight safety was secured the following day when Hull lost at Crystal Palace. 1last_img read more

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