VIDEO: Spurs ease past Fulham; Wolves & Liverpool play out bore draw; Hammers hold Pompey in relegation scrap; Coyle upsets Burnley with 1st Bolton win

Tottenham 2 – Fulham 0 (Premier League, January 26, 2010) Just after the 25 minute mark at White Hart Lane, Peter Crouch poked Tottenham into the lead after great work from Modric. On the hour David Bentley grabbed Spurs’ second with a deflected free-kick. The win strengthened Tottenham’s hold on fourth spot and also marked Gareth Bale’s first Premier League win as a Spurs starter.

Wolves 0 – Liverpool 0 (Premier League, January 26, 2010) (First half highlights here.) A dull match failed to bring any respite for Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez as his side were devoid of creativity and imagination. Riera forced a routine save from Hahnemann early in the second half.

Portsmouth 1 – West Ham 1 (Premier League, January 26, 2010) Asmir Begovic covered himself in glory midway through the first half against West Ham, saving well from Collison and then Nouble. Matthew Upson put the Hammers in front with a scrappy goal, Danny Webber equalised with 14 minutes to go.

Bolton 1 – Burnley 0 (Premier League, January 26, 2010) Owen Coyle achieved his first points as Bolton manager and against a club he left only weeks ago. Bolton made the breakthrough through Chung-Yong Lee in the 34th minute, taking advantage of a superb ball from Davies as the South Korean clipped in a shot that hit the underside of the bar, down, and out with the ref awarding a goal.

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Bristol City 0 – Cardiff 6 (Championship, January 26, 2010) Peter Whittingham scored his 15th league goal of the season in the 19th minute and Ross McCormack (23) and Michael Chopra (24) then netted within a minute of each other. A Liam Fontaine own goal two minutes before halftime made it four and Chopra (46) and McCormack (57) each grabbed their second of the night before City finally stopped the rot in the final half an hour.

Nottingham Forest 5 – QPR 0 (Championship, January 26, 2010) Robert Earnshaw fired in a free-kick from the edge of the D before Paul Anderson fed the Welshman for a second three minutes later. Kaspars Gorkss then upended Earnshaw to concede a penalty which was swept home by Hoops old boy Dexter Blackstock. Chris Cohen drove in from distance just after the break before James Perch added an angled fifth from close range.