West Ham 0 – Tottenham 2 (Premier League, December 8, 2008) After dominating the game on chances, Spurs got the breakthrough midway through the second period as Ledley King powered home a Lennon cross. Late on, after Gomes had made a fine double save, Jamie O’Hara added the second with a left footed drive.
Vitoria Guimaraes 1 – Leixoes 0 (Superliga, December 8, 2008) Leixoes lost the opportunity to strengthen their hold on top spot in Portugal, Fajardo scoring an 89th minute winner.
Trofense 0 – Braga 0 (Superliga, December 8, 2008)
Maccabi Haifa 2 – Hapoel Tel Aviv 2 (Ligat ha’Al, December 8, 2008)
Laos 0 – Thailand 6 (East Asian Championship, December 8, 2008) Thailand went ahead on 19 minutes through Ronnachai Rangsiyo and Patiparn Phetphun hit their second 11 minutes later. Arthit Soontornpit’s sweetly-struck free-kick sailed into the top corner to make it three on 40 minutes. He scored again soon after halftime with a curling free-kick and Anon Sangsanoi completed the rout with two goals in the last 11 minutes.
Malaysia 2 – Vietnam 3 (East Asian Championship, December 8, 2008)