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    PHILADELPHIA -- Chase Utley got curtain calls after each of his two home runs -- including a grand slam -- in his first game in Philadelphia since a trade last season to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Womens Eagles Super Bowl Jerseys .Those cheers came after fans greeted him with a 1 1/2-minute ovation before he struck out leading off the game Tuesday night.Utley was a six-time All-Star in 13 seasons as Philadelphias second baseman, helping the team win five straight NL East titles and the 2008 World Series. Fans showed their appreciation with a long cheer before he struck out in the first inning at Citizens Bank Park.In the fifth, Utley hit a two-out solo homer and raced around the bases in customary fashion. Fans clamored for a rare curtain call by a visiting player, and Utley obliged to another standing ovation.In the seventh, Utley hit a grand slam off Michael Mariot, and fans again cheered him back out of the dugout. It was Utleys seventh career grand slam. His first career hit was a grand slam at Veterans Stadium.We had a lot of great times here at this stadium, Utley said prior to the game. I spent so much time here, so many great memories. I cant really say enough about the support I received. Obviously we had some great players and great coaches, but the fans kind of took us to the next level.Utleys presence put a buzz in Philadelphias ballpark during whats been a lackluster season. Fans applauded when he jogged to the outfield for warmups, and he twice stopped to sign autographs between conversations with former teammate Ryan Howard in center field. There were signs throughout the ballpark welcoming Utley back.As Utley hit leadoff wearing his familiar No. 26, public address announcer Dan Baker introduced him to shouts and applause, including from players on both teams. Utley doffed his helmet and waved to the crowd, and when he tried to step to the plate, fans continued their ovation. Plate umpire Ron Kulpa moved to clean home plate while Utley stepped out again, touching his heart and raising his fist in appreciation.I truly believe without their support and without them pushing us to be better, we would not have had the team that we had, Utley said of the fans.Utley was traded last Aug. 19 and never got a chance to acknowledge the fans because the trade wasnt finalized until after the game that night.I didnt really have an opportunity to say goodbye, Utley said. If I were to write up a script (last year), it would have gone a bit differently.He departed the Phillies after playing 1,551 games, compiling 1,623 hits, 142 homers and 916 RBI. Utley remains one of the most beloved Philadelphia athletes ever for his talent, hustle and grit.There are so many times Id meet a father with his son, or even a mother, who would praise the way I played and would tell me they want their son to play that way, Utley said. To me, thats a true compliment. 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Its a place weve come to the last couple of years and done well, Curtis told Sky Sports. We knew it was going to be tough but I thought we acquitted ourselves really well.We rode our luck at times with Arsenal hitting the woodwork, but I thought we showed a lot of character, resilience and we passed the ball around a lot better. And when the chances came, we took them.Swansea made six changes from their defeat at Tottenham on Sunday, with Alan Curtis admitting they already had one eye on their key clash with Norwich this weekend. Ashley Williams provided a welcome boost for the hospital-bound Francesco Guidolin, with the Swansea captain scoring the winning goal against Arsenal Saturday is a massive game for us, but we are in a run of form which isnt too bad. No ones position is safe in the team and the changes showed we had one eye on the game [against Norwich].We changed the shape of the team [after going behind] and pushed on a little bit. It seemed to have the desired effect, but I would say we deserved it.Curtis also confirmed he had heard from Guidolin after the game, who was incredibly happy wiith the result. Cheap Eagles Super Bowl Jerseys. e left a voicemail straight after the game to say how delighted he was, said Curtis. Im sure it will be a huge pick up for him after a difficult couple of days for him.Match-winner Williams reiterated how proud he was of his his team-mates, as well as wishing his hospital-bound boss Guidolin a speedy recover. Phil Thompson says the north London derby is win or bust for Arsenal after their shocking and appalling performance in the defeat to Swansea Its really nice and everyones happy, Williams told Sky Sports. Im so proud of the boys, the way we played and Im happy for the gaffter whos in hospital at the moment and hes over the moon.Hes not well at the moment and we wish him all the best and hope hes back soon. We all enjoy playing for him and we wish him a speedy recovery.While Williams was delighted with victory, he insisted his side would not get carried away with Norwich to come on Saturday.There were a lot of people who didnt think we could get anything from here, so I think the important game now is Saturday, Williams added. We have to back the win up with another or it counts for nothing really.Were taking it one game at a time but its nice to prove to ourselves more than anything that we can go and play anywhere against any team and pick up points. Also See: Swansea video Swansea fixtures Swansea stats Bet £5 Get £20 Free Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China ' ' '