West Ham 1 – Wolves 3 (Premier League, March 23, 2010) The relegation six-pointer between West Ham and Wolves went the way of the Midlanders in the early stages, and Mick McCarthy’s men deservedly took the lead in the 28th minute when a howler from James Tomkins gifted possession to forward Kevin Doyle who pounced, took the ball forward and slotted an excellent diagonal shot inside the far post. Wolves doubled their lead in the 57th minute when David Jones played the ball up the right channel for Ronald Zubar to chase and, from a tight angle, he struck a low shot across Robert Green and into the bottom left-hand corner. Wolves went 3-up three minutes later when Matt Jarvis cracked home a 20-yarder past Green after being teed up by another marvellous pass from Jones. Guille Franco bagged a late consolation for West Ham, when he nipped behind the Wolves defence and chipped a shot over Hannemann and into the empty net.
Doncaster 0 – Newcastle 1 (Championship, March 23, 2010) The only goal of the game at the Keepmoat Stadium arrived from Andy Carroll, who shrugged of media reports about his clash with team-mate Steven Taylor, to fire home the winner on the hour mark.
Southampton 3 – Hartlepool 2 (League One, March 23, 2010) Andy Monkhouse gave Pools the lead after 10 minutes, but a quickfire equaliser from Lee Barnard and Ricky Lambert’s 30th goal of the season gave the Saints a 2-1 lead going into the break. Papa Waigo increased Southampton’s advantage in the second period, and Neil Austin’s strike gave Hartlepool hope, but Saints held on to seal the victory.
Chelsea 4 – Blackburn 0 (Agg. 5-0) (FA Youth Cup semi-final, March 22, 2010) Goals came from a Jacopo Sala brace, added to by Marko Mitrovic and Gokhan Tore sealed a convincing win for the young Pensioners.