Spurs steal the points at Hull

Hull 1 – Tottenham 2 (Premier League, February 23, 2009) Spurs took the lead on the quarter hour mark as the visitors worked a short corner to Aaron Lennon on the edge of the box and the unmarked number 7 crashed his shot past Duke. Ten minutes later Hull drew level after Spurs made a hash of a Dawson corner with Michael Turner eventually turning the ball over the line. Eight minutes from time Spurs won the match from another corner routine, this time the Lilywhites took the long way round before Jonathan Woodgate headed the winner from Assou-Ekotto’s left wing cross.

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Leixoes 2 – Belenenses 2 (Superliga, February 23, 2009) Ze Pedro put the visitors in the lead from the spot, only to be pegged back minutes later through a Rodrigo Silva equaliser. Back came Belenenses,  Gomez striking a sweet free-kick just before the break. But in the second half Leixoes once again drew level, this time through a Ze Manel header.

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Maccabi Netanya 2 – Maccabi Haifa 0 (Ligat ha’Al, February 23, 2009) First half goals by Itai Shechter and Alberto Blanco were more than enough to beat a very poor Haifa side, who played nothing like the team that has topped the table for most of the season.

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Slavia Prague 3 – Plzen 2 (Gambrinus Liga, February 23, 2009)

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Juventus 4 – Sampdoria 1 (Viareggio Youth Tournament final, February 23, 2009) A Marco Perazzo own goal gave Juve the lead and the Old Lady doubled their advantage through number nine Ciro Immobile. Ayub Daud made it 3-nil before the Samp youth team pulled a goal back through a deflected Antonino Di Leva free-kick. Immobile capitalised on a defensive mistake to claim a fourth for Juve. This is the sixth time Juventus have won the Viareggio tournament which has been in existence for 61 years.