Chester 0 – Millwall 3 (FA Cup, November 8, 2008) League One Millwall left it late at the Deva Stadium as all three goals for Kenny Jackett’s men arrived in the final 14 minutes. Lewis Grabban opened the scoring and the lead was doubled just moments later when Neil Harris fired. The icing was put on the win when Ashley Grimes scored in injury time.
Blyth Spartans 3 – Shrewsbury 1 (FA Cup, November 8, 2008) The Conference North side took the lead at Croft Park within the opening 60 seconds as Shaun Reay fired home. Former Darlington striker Reay added his second on the half-hour before Simon Todd lashed home the third less than ten minutes into the second half. Grant Holt gave Shrews some hope but it was no more than mere consolation as Harry Dunn’s men moved comfortably into the next round.
Huddersfield Town 3 – Port Vale 4 (FA Cup, November 8, 2008) Louis Dodds gave Vale the lead near the half-hour mark, only for Michael Collins to equalise towards the end of the first half. The hosts then pulled away with further strikes from Ian Craney and Robbie Williams. With 11 minutes remaining, Vale drew level with goals from David Howland and Louis Dodds, before skipper Marc Richards curled home a superb free-kick in the second minute of stoppage time to seal a famous win for the Valiants.
Histon 1 – Swindon 0 (FA Cup, November 8, 2008) Blue Square Premier side Histon put their name in the hat for the second round as Daniel Wright netted the decisive strike.
Oxford 0 – Dorchester 0 (FA Cup, November 8, 2008)
Parma 1 – Bari 1 (Serie B, November 10, 2008) Andrea Pisanu put the home side into the lead, Paulo Barreto equalised from the penalty spot.
FC Moscow 1 – CSKA Moscow 4 (Russian Premier League, November 10, 2008) Not to be outdone by the exploits of Higuain and Samuel Eto’o over the weekend, Brazilian striker Vagner Love won this derby match on his own, he bagged two early goals with close-range finishes. Then in the second half Vagner Love added two more with his confidence clearly sky-high after scoring six goals in two games. Bracamonte pulled one back late on.
Nacional 1 – Braga 0 (Taca de Portugal, November 10, 2008)
Maccabi Haifa 2 – Maccabi Netanya 3 (Ligat Ha’Al, November 10, 2008) Lothar Matthaus’ side go top of the Israeli league with an impressive away victory at title rivals Haifa.
Vitoria 0 – Athletico-MG 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 9, 2008)
Botafogo 0 – Flamengo 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 9, 2008)
Internacional 4 – Ipatinga 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 9, 2008)