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Flores saves Swansea

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

LONDON - Chico Flores scored a controversial equaliser as Swansea City drew 1-1 with Hull City in the Premier League yesterday.

It was the Spanish defender's first Premier League goal, but it should not have stood, Jonjo Shelvey's cross flicking in off Flores's wrist.

Danny Graham had given Hull an early lead against his former club, arriving at the back post to turn in Ahmed Elmohamady's cross — his first league goal since New Year's Day.

The draw leaves Swansea 10th in the table with Hull a point back in 12th.

Meanwhile English football has faced renewed concerns about match-fixing after Blackburn striker DJ Campbell was identified as one of six people arrested in the second police investigation into rigged games opened inside two weeks.

Campbell is one of two former Premier League players arrested after British newspaper The Sun uncovered alleged spot-fixing — where minor elements of a game are rigged — in the professional leagues. That follows another newspaper investigation by the Daily Telegraph, which led to non-league players being charged.

The latest probe is seemingly more serious, as it involves games as high up as the second-tier League Championship, and with claims by one player that he could even help rig Premier League matches.