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Result: Fulham run out 3-0 winners at Swansea City

Goals from Alex Kacaniklic, Dimitar Berbatov and Urby Emanuelson give Fulham a 3-0 win away to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon.

Goals from Alex Kacaniklic, Dimitar Berbatov and Urby Emanuelson gave Fulham a 3-0 away win against Swansea City in the Premier League this afternoon.

Fulham's Urby Emanuelson celebrates scoring his side's third goal against Swansea on May 19, 2013© PA Photos

The result perhaps flattered the Londoners in a game that the Swans might feel aggrieved to have lost after a dominant second-half display at the Liberty Stadium.

The visitors had a chance as early as the second minute but Bryan Ruiz's reluctance to use his weaker right foot resulted in the chance petering out with the Costa Rican scuffing an effort.

Fulham's Alexander Kacaniklic is congratulated after scoring against Swansea on May 19, 2013© PA Photos

Kacaniklic gave his side the lead after 22 minutes after Ruiz's clever backheel to Emmanuel Frimpong led to the latter sliding in the Swede, who struck it hard into Michel Vorm's bottom corner.

The Swede nearly doubled his afternoon's tally on 34 minutes when Berbatov held off a challenge from Chico Flores to set him up, but his effort struck the post after a vital touch from the Swans goalkeeper.

Nathan Dyer and Michu exchanged passes nine minutes before half time, leading to the former trying a dipping effort that went narrowly over Mark Schwarzer's goal.

Ten minutes after the restart, the home side should have been level, but Chico's header was straight at Schwarzer after a good cross from Dyer.

As the Swans started to dominate, Fulham's defence started to drop deeper and deeper and Pablo Hernandez was thwarted again by Schwarzer as the veteran Australian closed his angle down well.

Schwarzer made another save after 64 minutes from Leon Britton when he tipped
over a stinging effort from the midfielder.

Fulham's Dimitar Berbatov celebrates scoring against Swansea on May 19, 2013© PA Photos

With the tide of the game seemingly in Swansea's favour, Martin Jol's side doubled their lead when Kacaniklic danced around Vorm before squaring to Berbatov to tap home against the run of play with 13 minutes left.

Emmanuelson added the third in stoppage time when he tapped in after Kacaniklic's shot was deflected into the Dutchman's path.

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Wednesday's key events


SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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