Manchester City 3 – Wigan 0 (Premier League, March 29, 2010) City, five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham before kick-off, struggled (first half highlights here) until Wigan’s Gary Caldwell was shown a red card for a foul on Tevez after 56 minutes. Carlos Tevez then put City ahead on minutes when he tapped in as Wigan keeper Vladimir Stojkovic failed to gather a routine ball under pressure from Adebayor. Another simple finish from Tevez made it 2-0 two minutes later and Tevez wrapped up the points with his best effort of the night, a classy finish after waltzing into the Wigan area.
Newcastle 2 – Nottingham Forest 0 (Championship, March 29, 2010) Minutes after coming off the bench Shola Ameobi proved the difference, the forward collecting Nolan’s pass to turn and shoot beyond Camp (Chris Hughton’s celebration here). Forest keeper Lee Camp then made two super saves to deny Nolan and Guthrie from adding a second, but he could do little when Jose Enrique blasted the ball home for the Toon’s second and his first goal of his career to secure all three points and edge Newcastle closer to automatic promotion.
Carlisle 1 – Southampton 4 (Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final, March 28, 2010) Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Papa Waigo and Michail Antonio grabbed the goals as Alan Pardew lifted the club’s first silverware in 34 years.