Fulham 2 – Everton 1 (Premier League, September 13, 2009) (MOTD highlights here.) Leighton Baines whipped in an excellent free-kick from the left and Tim Cahill, rising above Dickson Etuhu 10-yards out, thumped the ball past Stockdale and into the far corner. The Cottagers levelled ten minutes into the second half as Paul Konchesky crashed home a loose corner with the aid of a deflection en route to goal. Fulham took the lead with 10 minutes to play, Johnson flicked the ball on to debutant Damien Duff who skipped past Baines and fizzed a lovely away-swinging shot into the far corner from 20 yards.
Birmingham 0 – Aston Villa 1 (Premier League, September 13, 2009) (MOTD highlights here.) The game appeared set to end goalless as Keith Fahey and Lee Carsley went close with curling efforts, while Steve Sidwell headed tamely at Joe Hart and James Milner wasted chances for Villa. But substitute John Carew headed a free-kick into Gabby Agbonlahor’s path and he obliged by nodding past Hart.
Cardiff 0 – Newcastle 1 (Championship, September 13, 2009) After Cardiff failed to clear their lines from a corner,Â Fabricio Coloccini powered home a header to give the Magpies the advantage at the break.
West Brom 3 – Plymouth 1 (Championship, September 12, 2009) Jamie Mackie fired across Scott Carson to hand the troubled visitors an early lead before Baggies centre-back Shelton Martis grabbed his second of the season from close range and Marek Cech found the top corner with a stunning strike to complete a first-half turnaround. A late Cech header settled the match.
Sheffield Wednesday 1 – Nottingham Forest 1 (Championship, September 12, 2009) Forest caught Wednesday cold inside the opening two minutes, first Joe Garner forcing a fine save from Owls goalkeeper Lee Grant and 60 seconds later Dexter Blackstock heading the visitors into the lead. The Owls punished the visitors’ sloppy finishing just before half-time when Marcus Tudgay volleyed home his fourth goal of the season.