Birmingham 1 – Tottenham 1 (Premier League, January 30, 2010) (Longer highlights here.) Spurs wasted another opportunity to claim three points conceding a last minute equaliser at St. Andrews. Birmingham went behind again on 68 minutes when Peter Crouch flicked on a Gareth Bale cross to Jermain Defoe, who claimed his 17th goal of the season. But in the final minute of normal time, defender Liam Ridgewell extended his side’s unbeaten home run to nine games as Birmingham stay in eighth place.
Fulham 0 – Aston Villa 2 (Premier League, January 30, 2010) (Longer highlights here and MOTD highlights here.) Villa enjoyed a comprehensive first half performance as Gabriel Agbonlahor tormented Chris Smalling and then Brede Hangeland to score twice at Craven Cottage.
Wigan 0 – Everton 1 (Premier League, January 30, 2010) Luis Saha was unfortunate not to have been awarded a penalty in the first half for Everton. The Toffees eventually scored five minutes from time when Tim Cahill struck with a trademark header from a corner.
Hull 2 – Wolves 2 (Premier League, January 30, 2010) (MOTD highlights here.)Â Hull took the initiative after 11 minutes when Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink grabbed his third goal of the season. Just four minutes into the second half, a freak own goal from Anthony Gardner saw Wolves draw level but Ronald Zubar soon gave away a silly penalty and Stephen Hunt, who has been the subject of strong interest from the visitors, restored Hull’s lead from 12 yards. Once again Wolves responded though as Matt Jarvis netted after 67 minutes.
West Ham 0 – Blackburn 0 (Premier League, January 30, 2010) (MOTD highlights here.) West Ham’s first game at Upton Park under new ownership did not go entirely to plan as they had to hang on for a goalless draw at home to Blackburn. Morten Gamst Pedersen hit the bar and Gael Givet saw a shot cleared off the line for Rovers. The Hammers belatedly stirred with Alessandro Diamanti forcing a brilliant diving save out of Paul Robinson.