Premier League

Swansea defeats struggling Fulham

Clint Dempsey's Fulham fell short to Swansea City on Tuesday.
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Norwich and Newcastle both had a man sent off at the end of a bad-tempered 0-0 draw at Carrow Road.

Striker Loic Remy and Norwich midfielder Bradley Johnson were each shown a red card by referee Chris Foy after pushing and then squaring up head-to-head on the touchline.

It was a frustrating end to the night for the visitors, who travelled to Norfolk without key midfielder Yohan Cabaye, set for a £20million switch to Paris St Germain, but should have left with all three points after dominating the first half and hitting the woodwork three times.

Deflected efforts from Jonjo Shelvey and Chico Flores gave Swansea their first win in nine Premier League matches to ease their relegation fears as they claimed a 2-0 victory over fellow strugglers Fulham.

Shelvey put the hosts ahead in the 61st minute when his shot from the edge of the box struck Wilfried Bony and Brede Hangeland to beat a helpless Maarten Stekelenburg.

Flores' near-post header, which flicked in off Dimitar Berbatov, sealed the 2-0 win, just the third on home turf this term, and moved Swansea up to 10th in the table.

Fulham failed to make the most of excellent first-half chances for Hangeland and Ashkan Dejagah as they slipped to a defeat which ensures they remain just a point above the drop zone.

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