Sunderland 5 – Wolves 2 (Premier League, September 27, 2009) The Black Cats found themselves 2-0 up three minutes into the second half after first leading scorer Darren Bent and then Jones had converted penalties. That was perhaps a little harsh on the visitors, and John Mensah’s own goal and Kevin Doyle’s strike inside six second-half minutes were little more than they deserved. Jones restored their lead with 20 minutes remaining with a powerful long-range drive, and when Michael Turner powered home a 73rd minute header, the home fans were able to breathe a little more easily. Wolves boss Mick McCarthy’s misery was complete in injury time when defender Michael Mancienne deflected Bent’s shot past keeper Wayne Hennessey to complete the scoring.
Plymouth 0 – Nottingham Forest 1 (Championship, September 27, 2009)
Aldershot 4 – Cheltenham 1 (League Two, September 26, 2009) Scott Donnelly’s 45-yard wonder strike stole the show as Aldershot ended Cheltenham’s unbeaten away record with a 4-1 win at the Recreation Ground.