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Soldier killed as Pak army violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri        SAFF Women C''ship: Indian women thrash Bangladesh 4-0, will face Nepal in finals        Theresa May seeks Brexit Day delay, EU demands new vote        Nirav Modi arrested in UK; court remands him in custody till March 29        Mayawati won''t contest LS polls, but says still possible to become PM        Samjhauta blast case: Swami Aseemanand, 3 others acquitted        Not playing is not the solution: Ganguly on workload management        IPL schedule: KKR gets relief, to play all home matches at Eden        Rupee pauses after 6-day rally, slips 43 paise against US dollar        Jaitley dubs '108 purported economists' as compulsive contrarians        Sack 3 ministers in Imran Khan's govt for supporting banned outfits: Bilawal        Pak court mulls options for recording Musharraf's statement in treason case        HC takes note of 'dearth' of special education teachers in Delhi schools        Cong-JDS to campaign jointly, vow to reduce BJP to single        Mamata lashes out at BJP for questioning her religion        Jet pilots threaten to stop flying from Apr 1, set Mar 31 deadline on bailout, salaries        Congress will restore special category status to Arunachal and other NE states: Rahul        We think about the future: Sasi Tharoor        No riots in UP since BJP came to power: Adityanath        Congress finally picks Muraleedharan for Vadakara        
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Sports News
PL: Arsenal Bounce Back To Rout Feeble Fulham
 
Arsenal responded to their thrashing by Liverpool in the best possible manner reeling off a routine 4-1 humbling of struggling Fulham in their Premier League clash on Tuesday. Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka had set Arsenal on their way with his fourth goal of the season. Alexandre Lacazette added the second after 55 minutes with their momentum temporarily halted as Aboubakar Kamara pulled one back after 69 minutes. However, Welshman Aaron Ramsey came off the bench to make it 3-1 eleven minutes from time and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang added a fourth.


Arsenal have yet to keep a clean sheet since beating Huddersfield Town on December 8, but a second win in six matches saw them move on to 41 points two points off the Champions League places.

Fulham have shown little sign of a recovery under Claudio Ranieri since he took over from the sacked Slavisa Jokanovic and are second from bottom.

The visitors did have their chances early on to break the deadlock.

First Fulham captain Tom Cairney sent Ryan Sessegnon clear of defenders with the simplest of passes only for the England under-21 star to sidefoot his shot wide of Bernd Leno's goal.

Then Andre Schurrle hit a dangerous low cross from the left and Sessegnon ran in behind Sead Kolasinac only to miskick with the goal at his mercy.

Fulham paid dearly for that miss in the 25th minute as Arsenal exposed the defensive frailties that have blighted their season.

Alex Iwobi spotted Xhaka advancing unmarked into the penalty area and flighted the ball into his path.

The midfielder had all the time he needed to control the ball and poke it past Fulham goalkeeper Sergio Rico.

Arsenal relaxed and created a series of chances, Xhaka and Sokratis having shots blocked, Aubameyang heading wide and Lacazette seeing a shot hit Rico's trailing leg.

A second goal arrived ten minutes into the second half.

It was Arsenal at their intricate, quick-passing best.

Iwobi, on the left, touched the ball forward to Aubameyang, who saw Kolasinac advancing inside him and rolled it into his path. The defender unselfishly squared for Lacazette to hit the ball past Rico from ten yards.

Kamara briefly gave Fulham hope when he made amends for Saturday's controversial penalty miss at home to Huddersfield -- he had insisted on taking the spot kick himself -- by arriving at the far post to convert Sessegnon's low cross.

The Gunners, though, put the game to bed 11 minutes from time.

Matteo Guendouzi and Kolasinac opened Fulham up down the left, Aubameyang smacked Kolasinac's low cross against the post and the rebound fell to Ramsey, who shot high past Rico's left hand.

Aubameyang made it 4-1 after 83 minutes when Fulham failed dismally to clear a corner and the Gabon striker's shot was deflected over Rico by Tim Ream's attempt to block.


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We wanted to win this title badly: Chhetri
Afghanistan record maiden Test win, beat Ireland by 7 wickets
Bengaluru FC wins ISL title
K T Irfan become first Indian from athletics to qualify for Tokyo Olympics
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spot-fixing: SC sets aside BCCI''s life ban on Sreesanth, cricketer hopes to return to cricket field
Bangladesh cricketers escape shooting attack in NZ mosque, tour called off
All members of Mumbai senior cricket selection panel resign
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Police file chargesheet against Md Shami
5th ODI: India lose by 35 runs, Australia win series 3-2
Dipa eyes Olympic berth with strong performances
Mumbai City FC win but FC Goa progress
Series on line for India, Australia
Three-time world champion cyclist Kelly Catlin dies at 23
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Real Madrid confirm Zidane returns as coach
KERALA NEWS
We think about the future: Sasi Tharoor
 Kottayam: We, the Congress party thinks about the future, says Sasi Tharoor MP. We stand for the you  
No riots in UP since BJP came to power: Adityanath
Congress finally picks Muraleedharan for Vadakara
I always stand for the principles and ethics I believe in: Sasi Tharoor MP
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Theresa May seeks Brexit Day delay, EU demands new vote
 London: British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to the European Council on Wednesday seeking a "sho
Sack 3 ministers in Imran Khan's govt for supporting banned outfits: Bilawal
Pak court mulls options for recording Musharraf's statement in treason case
Musharraf admitted to Dubai hospital after reaction from rare disease : Party
NATIONAL NEWS
Mayawati won''t contest LS polls, but says still possible to become PM
 Lucknow/New Delhi, Mar 20 (PTI) BSP chief Mayawati Wednesday announced she will not contest the upco
Samjhauta blast case: Swami Aseemanand, 3 others acquitted
HC takes note of 'dearth' of special education teachers in Delhi schools
Cong-JDS to campaign jointly, vow to reduce BJP to single
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