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Wales boss Coleman to be presented with honorary degree

Wales football manager Chris Coleman is to be presented with an honorary degree from Swansea University later.

Chris Coleman took Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, where they were knocked out by eventual champions Portugal. Credit: PA

The 46-year-old, who was born in Swansea, will be recognised after guiding Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

The honorary degree awards are made annually by the University to recognise those who have made outstanding contributions to the University, the region, and Wales.

Coleman will be presented with an MSc (Master of Science) degree at the University's Great Hall on the Bay Campus.


Blues lock Earle's eye gouging ban appeal fails

George Earle was given an eight-week ban for making contact with the eye area of flanker Tom Ellis during the Blue game against Bath in December. Credit: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

Cardiff Blues lock George Earle has failed to get an eight-week suspension for eye gouging overturned.

The 30 year old was sent off during the Blues' 38-3 European Challenge Cup loss against Bath last month for making contact with the eye area of flanker Tom Ellis. He pleaded not guilty to the charge, but was given a two-month ban. Earle appealed the ruling, but an independent committee rejected the bid.

He will not be eligible to play until February 13th.


Cardiff City 1 - 2 Fulham

Ryan Sessegnon scored Fulham's second Credit: PA photo

Ryan Sessegnon became one of the youngest goalscorers in FA Cup history with the winner in Fulham's 2-1 victory at Cardiff.

The 16-year-old tapped home from close range as Fulham came from behind to win, with Stefan Johansen having cancelled out Anthony Pilkington's deflected free-kick.

The early 11.30am kick-off had persuaded many supporters to stay at home, and there was a low-key atmosphere which did not help either side.

Cardiff got an early break with an eighth-minute free-kick 25 yards out and Pilkington's strike hit Lucas Piazon on the shoulder to wrong-foot Marcus Bettinelli.

Parity was restored within six minutes when Ryan Fredericks beat Joe Bennett to reach the by-line, and his cross was sent into the roof as Johansen marked his 26th birthday in style.

Full-back Fredericks was a constant attacking outlet down the right and he left Bennett trailing to deliver a 33rd-minute cross which this time Tom Cairney met.

Cairney placed his shot onto the crossbar, but Sessegnon was unmarked to touch home the rebound for his third senior goal.

Fulham continued to dominate possession in the second half, even if scoring opportunities were seldom.

Murphy made a full-length stop to deny Sone Aluko in the closing stages, but Fulham comfortably saw through a job well done.

FT: Stevenage 3 - 1 Newport County

Newport County have been beaten by Stevenage in League Two.

Credit: Newport AFC

Matthew Godden scored his third goal at the Lamex Stadium after a penalty was given in the 60th minute.

Shortly after, County had a goal disallowed after Aaron Williams was ruled offside.

Dan Butler made it 3-1 in the 88th minute after a finish in the bottom right corner from the edge of the box.

Swansea out of FA Cup as Clement's first game in charge ends in defeat

Swansea are out of the FA Cup after losing their first game with new manager Paul Clement at the helm.

The side travelled to the KCom Stadium to take on Hull in the third round of the tournament.

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The game was played out in front of a paltry crowd of 6,608 due to a pre-planned boycott by Hull fans in protest against club owners the Allam family.

But the two sides who prop up the Premier League contributed to an absorbing cup tie.

A goalless first half was not without chances as both sides went in search of the opening goal.

Abel Hernandez scored for the hosts in the 78th minute after being brought on as a substitute.

There were attempts to equalise close to the final whistle, but none were successful.

Hull's Josh Tymon then managed a second goal in the 90th minute.

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