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FT: Man City 2 - Swansea 1

Manchester City's Yaya Toure (centre) celebrates scoring his teams 2nd goal against Swansea City Credit: PA

Swansea City have lost to Manchester City. The final score at the Etihad was Man City 2, Swansea 1.

Elsewhere, Wrexham lost 3 - 2 to Altrincham and Newport won 3 - 1 against Bury.


HT: Man City 1 - Swansea 1

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero battles for the ball with Swansea City's Tom Carroll Credit: PA

Swansea City are currently tied one all at half time. Swansea had taken the lead with a Bony goal before Man City hit back with a Jovetic score.

In other football, the half time score between Newport and Bury sees Newport ahead by two goals to nil. Wrexham also lead by two goals against Altrincham at the 45 minute mark.

Swansea travel to Manchester for clash with City

Swansea will be looking to build on their impressive 2-1 win against Arsenal before the international break as they travel play Manchester City's star-studded squad.

Nathan Dyer should be in contention for a place following an injury. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Midfielders Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge should return to the squad after injury lay-offs, whilst Jonjo Shelvey is back after serving a one match suspension.

Wilfried Bony will also be looking to start in what will be his first game since signing a one year contract extension.

Swansea currently sit fifth in the table, level on points with West Ham in a Champions League spot, and manager Garry Monk will be hoping his side can continue their impressive start to the season.

More: Man City captain passed as fit.

Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading

Cardiff moved to within two points of the Championship play-off places following a 2-1 win over Reading at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Peter Whittingham netted the winner for Cardiff from the penalty spot. Credit: Cardiff moved to within two points of the Championship play-off places following a 2-1 win over Reading at the Cardiff City Stadium.

An own goal from Royals defender Alex Pearce and a penalty from Bluebirds midfielder Peter Whittingham secured victory for the home side.

Russel Slade has now won all four home league games since he took over as Cardiff manager.


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Vincent Tan calls Wigan owner and manager 'racist'

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has hit out at Wigan owner Dave Whelan and manager Malky Mackay calling them both 'racists'.

The Malaysian businessman was speaking after Whelan gave an interview to the Guardian where he said 'Jews chase money more than anybody else' and said it was acceptable to refer to Chinese person as a 'chink'.

Tan sacked Mackay, who was appointed Wigan manager on Wednesday, as Cardiff boss last year.

It was later revealed that Mackay had exchanged offensive text messages with a former colleague.

Mackay has apologised for his involvement in the texts and denied he had prejudices, saying: "I'm no racist. I'm no sexist. I'm no homophobe. I'm no anti-Semite."

Vincent Tan employed Malky Mackay at Cardiff. Credit: PA

"I think he insulted the dignity of all Jewish people. I think he insulted the dignity of Chinese," Tan told the BBC.

"I'm so disappointed the chairman of Wigan, a big club, is also a racist. This is a racist chairman hiring a racist manager.

"I hope that stops at two racists in Wigan, not snowballing to 2,000 or 20,000 racists in Wigan."

Whelan has since apologised for the comments, saying he did not mean to cause offence.

The Wigan said earlier: "I apologise on my behalf and on behalf of the club. We do not ever want to insult any nation or any person in the world."

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Sheffield United decision can benefit Evans and club - PFA

The Professional Footballers' Association say Sheffield United's decision to not allow Ched Evans to train with the club may benefit both the Blades and the player.

It's the union's opinion that find a club elsewhere would be allow Evans to make a fresh start.

Ched Evans is looking for a new club after leaving prison. Credit: PA

A PFA statement read: "We note Sheffield United's decision to retract the offer they made to Ched Evans for him to return to training with the club.

"It is not surprising given the subsequent delay in his return as the matter was debated and understandably strong opinions were aired. We fully understand and respect the opposing views to Ched’s return to Sheffield United and clearly part of the issue related to him returning to the club he was previously with at the time of his imprisonment. With that in mind, it may ultimately be of benefit to both parties to move on and for Ched to look for a fresh start at a different club.

"We maintain our general position that the courts determine punishments and a return to society and a contribution to the community through employment is a key element of rehabilitation. We do not agree that society should impose different rules for footballers which go beyond the position of the law. In that regard, it is hoped that Ched will be given an opportunity at another club to return to the job he is trained to do."

Cardiff prepare for home clash with Reading

Cardiff City's Sean Morrison take on former club at Cardiff City Stadium Credit: PA

Cardiff City take on Reading at home in the Championship tonight.

Russell Slade's men currently stand 12th in the table after a goalless draw against Birmingham a fortnight ago.

Tonight's match will see ex- Royals defender Sean Morrison face his former club for the first time.

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