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Taylor wins Asian player award

Neil Taylor collects Asian Player of the Year for the second time Credit: Asian Football Awards

Swansea City full back Neil Taylor has been named Asian footballer of the year for the second time at the Asian Football Awards.

Taylor beat off competition from Wolves captain Danny Batth and West Brom striker Adil Nabi to lift the title with judges praising his contribution towards Wales’ qualification for next summer’s European Championship finals in France.

Taylor, whose mother is from Kolkata in India said:

“It’s a great feeling to win this award. I am pleased to be here tonight to pick it up, it means a lot to me. Hopefully Asian football flourishes throughout the years.

“My advice to any young aspiring player is to sacrifice. You have to be willing to sacrifice and follow your own path of where you want go, where you want to be and what you want to achieve. You also need to have people who are willing to go on that journey with you.

“Whatever background you are from, it doesn't matter. You can make it to the top. Hopefully this can inspire the next generation of footballers.”

Swansea release striker Michu from contract

Michu's deal was supposed to run until the end of the season Credit: PA

Swansea City have parted company with striker Michu, the Premier League club have confirmed.

The Spaniard scored 28 goals in 67 appearances for the Welsh outfit but quickly fell out of favour and was loaned to Napoli last season.

Michu's deal was supposed to run until the end of the season but has now been terminated.


Full time: Swansea City 0-0 Everton

Swansea City secured a fard-fought draw with Everton in the Premier League at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea City and Everton were evenly matched, as their Premier League form has suggested. Credit: PA

Both sides had chances in the second half, with Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jefferson Montero and Ki Sung-Yueng going close for the hosts, and Romelu Lukaku for the visitors.

Everton's Kevin Mirallas was sent off for a dangerous tackle in injury time, as Garry Monk's side secured a point against former Swansea boss Roberto Martinez.


FT: Swansea 2 - 1 Manchester United

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Swansea City's Ashley Williams battle for the ball. Credit: PA

Swansea City welcomed Manchester United to the Liberty Stadium this afternoon.

After a goalless first half Juan Mata put the visitors ahead after 48 minutes. The Swans fought back soon after, Andre Ayew equalising. Gomis furthered their lead only minutes later.

FT: Swansea City 3 - 0 York City

The Swans defeated York City at the Liberty Stadium tonight 3-0 in their Capital One Cup match.

Garry Monk's side now move on to the third round of the Capital One Cup after goals from Nathan Dyer and Matt Grimes, with Marvin Emnes also scoring within the last few minutes of the game.

Swansea City's Leon Britton and York City's James Berrett during the Capital One Cup. Credit: PA

HT: Swansea City 1 - 0 York City

Swansea City are up 1-0 as they take on York City at home in the Capital One Cup tonight. The Swans' Nathan Dyer scored just two minutes into the game.

Swansea City players celebrate Nathan Dyer's first goal of the game. Credit: PA

Leon Britton 'delighted' to stay with Swansea

Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton has revealed he's delighted to stay with the club and end speculation over his future in SA1.

Leon Britton says he's 'delighted' to stay at SA1 Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/PA Images

Reports had linked Britton with a move away from the Liberty over the summer after being told by boss Garry Monk his playing time would be limited this season. Britton faces competition from Jack Cork, Jonjo Shelvey, Ki Sung Yueng, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Matt Grimes for a starting spot in the Swans midfield.

The 32 year-old, who was linked with a move to the MLS, now says he's ready to stay and fight for his place:

It looks like I'll be staying here and I'm delighted with that. I've always said the first place I want to play is here at Swansea. Maybe things will change a bit and I can be involved more which would be great.

Just pulling on the shirt and seeing the Swans badge puts a big smile on my face.

– Leon Britton

Britton made his first appearance of the season on Saturday coming off the bench during the 2-0 home victory over Newcastle. And Britton says its was a chat he had with Garry Monk that helped him make up his mind. "I spoke to the manager two weeks ago and it was decided that the best thing for me was to stay here", the midfielder said.

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