Premier League: Hull, Swansea win to lift survival hopes, Boro sink deeper

first_imgHull City and Swansea City earned valuable victories in their battle for Premier League survival but Middlesbrough slid further towards the drop after a 4-0 hammering at Bournemouth on Saturday.Hull’s 2-0 win over Stoke City and Swansea’s identical scoreline against Watford increased the pressure on Crystal Palace and Burnley, who are hovering above the relegation zone and play Liverpool and Manchester United respectively on Sunday.With four games remaining 17th-placed Hull are just a place above the drop zone with 33 points to the 31 of Swansea. Boro are in 19th spot on 24 points and Sunderland are bottom on 21.Hull had a tough task after Oumar Niasse was surprisingly shown a straight red card after 25 minutes for a challenge on M’Baye Niang.But the Tigers took the lead just past the hour when Liverpool loanee Lazar Markovic scored from close range after his header had bounced down on the goal line.Hull made sure of the points nine minutes later when Sam Clucas found the top corner with superb 30-metre shot. They have now won four consecutive home league games.Spanish striker Fernando Llorente gave Swansea the lead with a trademark header from a corner in the 10th minute and the Welsh side were given a break when Marko Arnautovic missed a second-half penalty.Swansea made sure of the win when Tom Carroll’s shot found the top corner via a deflection off Joe Allen.Time is running out for Boro who have not won in 16 league games and they endured a nightmare opening 20 minutes in which they conceded two goals and had midfielder Gaston Ramirez sent off for a second booking.advertisementJosh King scored just 96 seconds into the match and Benik Afobe doubled the advantage for the Cherries.Winger Marc Push made it 3-0 and Charlie Daniels completed the rout.While, West Ham and Everton played out a 0-0 draw in a desperately poor Premier League encounter at the London Stadium on Saturday.It took 28 minutes for the first effort on goal and recalled Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg saved comfortably from Havard Nordtveit’s shot from outside the box.Visiting manager Ronald Koeman made a double change at the break, introducing Gareth Barry and Ademola Lookman, and the tempo improved in the second period.Lookman forced two opportunities in quick succession and put both wide, while Stekelenburg saved from Manuel Lanzini but there were few nervous moments for either side.last_img read more

Paul McCartney Celebrate Life This Holiday Season

first_imgWhat is Paul McCartney eating for Christmas dinner this year? Not turkey, that’s for sure – and to bring the message home, the former Beatle appears in a brand-new PETA UK campaign, in which he shows off an “Eat No Turkey” T-shirt below the words “Celebrate Life This Holiday Season. Go Vegetarian”.Paul McCartney’s New PETA AdWhen McCartney sat down to record his narration for PETA’s video exposé of the meat industry – called Glass Walls for the music legend’s famous statement “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian” – he shared what his family eats for the holidays: “We eat a veggie roast at home, so if we have traditional moments like Christmas … the roast is perfect. It’s completely vegetarian, but I can slice it, so I can do all my traditional dad things. We can do our family stuff with it, and it’s delicious, so I much prefer that to my memory of turkey”.Every year, almost 10 million turkeys are slaughtered in the UK for Christmas dinners alone. In nature, turkeys are protective and loving parents as well as spirited explorers who can climb trees and run as fast as 25 miles per hour. But most turkeys slated to be killed for food are crammed into filthy warehouses, where disease, smothering and heart attacks are common. Turkeys are drugged and bred to grow such unnaturally large upper bodies that their legs often become crippled under the weight.Paul McCartney is part of a long list of celebrities – including John Bishop, Pamela Anderson, Owain Yeoman, Joss Stone, Alicia Silverstone and many more – who have teamed up with PETA UK to promote healthy, humane and Earth-friendly vegetarian meals.The “Eat No Turkey” T-shirt is available to purchase here. For more information, including animal-free holiday recipes, visit PETA.org.uk.last_img read more