Tottenham 9 – Wigan 1 (Premier League, November 22, 2009) (All Spurs goals in the second half here, longer highlights here, and MOTD highlights here.) History was made at White Hart Lane as Jermain Defoe scored five second half goals as Spurs humiliated Wigan to record their highest top-flight win. Peter Crouch headed Spurs ahead, while Defoe scored from six yards after the break and then from a tight angle. An unmarked Paul Scharner replied but Defoe notched from eight yards and Aaron Lennon scored with a low strike. Defoe scored with two more crisp finishes, while Chris Kirkland scored an unfortunate own goal and Niko Krancjar smashed home the ninth.
Bolton 0 – Blackburn 2 (Premier League, November 22, 2009) (MOTD highlights here.) David Dunn curled into the top corner to give Rovers the lead just after the half hour, moments after Matt Taylor’s free-kick was deflected on to a Blackburn post. A calamitous own-goal by Sam Ricketts, headed into his own net with 17 minutes remaining, wrapped up the points for Rovers.
Stoke 1 – Portsmouth 0 (Premier League, November 22, 2009) Kevin-Prince Boateng tamely missed an 8th minute spot-kick as Pompey failed to take advantage of a bright start in a goalless first half. Pompey were made to pay when Ricardo Fuller scored his first league goal of the season in the 74th minute after some intricate passing between Matthew Etherington and Dean Whitehead.
LA Galaxy 1 – Real Salt Lake 1* (Pens. 4-5) (MLS Cup final, November 22, 2009) David Beckham was left disappointed after La couldn’t see off the underdogs and lost 5-4 on a penalty shoot-out.Â Mike Magee put Galaxy in front sweeping home after a fine break involving Beckham and Donovan. Robbie Findley equalised and although Beckham scored his penalty in the shoot-out, Landon Donovan missed his as did Korovski and Buddle to give RSL a hugely surprising MLS Cup.
Leicester 1 – Plymouth 0 (Championship, November 21, 2009) A last-gasp Andy King strike snatched all three points and propelled the Foxes into third in the Championship.
Huddersfield 2 – Hartlepool 1 (League One, November 21, 2009) The Terriers fell behind after 18 minutes when United’s Gary Liddle gave the visitors the lead before an own-goal from Pools’ Hartley and a sublime last minute Robbie Williams strike kept up Huddersfield’s good form.
Dundee United 2 – Celtic 1 (SPL, November 22, 2009) Without playing well Celtic took the lead in the 72nd minute through a Barry Robson penalty after the midfielder was brought down by Darren Dods. Dundee United soon hit back, Danny Swanson swung in a corner and the unmarked Jon Daly powered home a header into the net. In the final minute Dundee United completed the comeback as Darren Dods headed in a second corner of the day to down the Glasgow giants.
Osasuna 1 – Valencia 3 (La Liga, November 22, 2009) Los Che were two up inside 20 minutes, David Villa putting them in front with his ninth league goal of the season. David Albeda doubled that lead with a sumptuous lob before Carlos Marchena rubber-stamped victory on 56 minutes. Walter Pandiani’s 64th minute dismissal looked to have made Osasuna’s task all the more difficult but they grabbed a consolation through Masoud Shojaei with 22 minutes left. The hosts finished with nine men after Miguel Flano was sent off in added time.
Villarreal 3 – Valladolid 1 (La Liga, November 22, 2009) The in-form Nilmar headed the opener after seven minutes and looped in a second header just after the restart. Giuseppe Rossi made it 3-nil before Diego Costa pulled one back for the visitors, but Ernesto Valverde’s side continued their steady climb up the table after being rooted to the bottom last month.
Mallorca 3 – Almeria 1 (La Liga, November 22, 2009) Mallorca maintained their perfect home record making it six wins from six at their Ono Stadium with a late victory over Almeria, Victor and Gonzalo Castro both scored in the final two minutes as Mallorca closed to within two points of the top four.
Espanyol 0 – Getafe 2 (La Liga, November 22, 2009) Roberto Soldadoâ€™s initial shot was pushed away by Kameni, but an alert Javier Casquero reacted first as he easily slipped the rebound into the back of the net. And Los Azulones made sure they didnâ€™t have to suffer a nervy finish after Pedro Rios made it 2-0 a minute into injury time when he headed in a cross from Mane.
Malaga 1 – Zaragoza 1 (La Liga, November 22, 2009) Zaragoza went in front through a highly-disputable 49th minute penalty after Lafita went down theatrically and Ewerthon converted the spot-kick. The game got ugly in the second half and there were two expulsions in as many minutes with Zaragoza left back Javier Paredes awarded a second yellow on 58 minutes whiile Malaga’s Weligton got a straight red for lashing an arm at Raul Goni. Malaga found an equaliser in the 74th minute, Ivan Gonzalez rose above Javier Lopez Vallejo to meet a corner and nod home at the far post
Xerez 0 – Sporting Gijon 0 (La Liga, November 22, 2009)
AC Milan 4 – Cagliari 3 (Serie A, November 22, 2009) AC Milan’s Clarence Seedorf side-footed home the opener against Cagliari after just five minutes of play. Four minutes later the visitors hit back as Alessandro Matri met a hopeful cross to tidily net the leveller and, after dominating the match from then on, Cagliari went on the take the lead on the half hour as Andrea Lazzari was left in acres of space in the box before picking his spot from five yards out. Within ten minutes Milan had moved back in front, first Marco Borriello had the easy job of nodding the ball over the line after Pato had force a smart save from the goalie, and Alexandre Pato then scored himself with a bullet into the far top corner from Ronaldinho’s fine through-ball. On the hour Ronaldinho fired Milan 4-2 ahead from the spot after Borriello had been hacked down in the box. But again Cagliari hit back, Lazzari playing in Nene who finished with aplomb.
Roma 3 – Bari 1 (Serie A, November 22, 2009) Two set plays from Roma’s captain fantastic had the Giallorossi open up an early 2-nil lead on Bari. Francesco Totti first dispatched a penalty before cracking a piercing free-kick for his second. Totti completed his hat-trick before the half hour rifling in a left-footed beauty from an acute angle. An own goal from Marco Andreolli spoiled the scoreline for Roma.
Palermo 1 – Catania 1 (Serie A, November 22, 2009) Palermo’s Giulio Migliaccio headed in a free-kick after just four minutes as the men in pink moved ahead of Catania in the Sicilian derby. Jorge Martinez pulled the visitors level ten minutes into the second period turning in a rebound off his chest.
Sampdoria 2 – Chievo 1 (Serie A, November 22, 2009) Samp took the lead against Chievo after 20 minute as Andrea Poli diverted a Rossi shot into the net after the Flying Donkeys had failed to clear a set-piece. Giampaolo Pazzini slotted home Samp’s second after the break with the hosts playing some fantastic football to slice through the Chievo defence. Andrea Mantovani set up a tense finish and the defender slammed home a scrappy corner.
Livorno 2 – Genoa 1 (Serie A, November 22, 2009) After Livorno broke down the right to leave Genoa floundering, the ball was crossed in to centre-forward Cristiano Lucarelli who swept in the opener for the hosts. On the hour mark defender Domenico Criscito drifted up from the backline to thump in the equaliser for the Genoa,but a last minute strike from Nico Pulzetti earned Livorno the victory.
Siena 0 – Atalanta 2 (Serie A, November 22, 2009) Atalanta striker Simone Tiribocchi broke the deadlock at Siena with a 52nd minute header from a corner, and Robert Acquafresca doubled the lead from the spot.
Napoli 0 – Lazio 0 (Serie A, November 22, 2009)
Bayern Munich 1 – Bayer Leverkusen 1 (Bundesliga, November 22, 2009) A defensive blunder allowed Miroslav Klose to send Mario Gomez into the box to slot home after eight minutes as Rene Adler rushed out of his goal. The celebrations didn’t last long as Stefan Kiessling chased down a long ball from Arturo Vidal, comfortably shook off defender Daniel van Buyten and fired past keeper Hans-Joerg Butt for his ninth goal of the campaign.
Hamburg 0 – Bochum 1 (Bundesliga, November 22, 2009) Substitute Dennis Grote grabbed the decisive goal on 77 minutes to endÂ a sequence of four successive setbacks andÂ take his side level with third-bottom Stuttgart on eleven points. Despite the reverse, HSV remain fifth, four points off the top.
Montpellier 2 – Lille 0 (Ligue 1, November 22, 2009) Victor Montano struck twice in the closing 25 minutes to earn Montpellier a first league success since 17 October.
Nice 1 – Toulouse 0 (Ligue 1, November 22, 2009) Loic Remy slotted home a 51st minute penalty after Toulouse defender Cheikh M’Bengue was harshly adjudged to have handled in the area.
St. Etienne 0 – Lorient 2 (Ligue 1, November 22, 2009) Lorient had victory against St. Etienne all but ensured within 17 minutes, Marama Vahirua setting them on their way with a superb free-kick four minutes in and Franco Sosa doubling their advantage 13 minutes later
Ajax 5 – Heerenveen 1 (Eredivisie, November 22, 2009) Ajax wasted little time ripping Heerenveen to shreds as Demy de Zeeuw and netted twice in the opening 20 minutes, Marko Pantelic (check out the cute flick in the build up) grabbed number three, while red-hot Luis Suarez slotted home a penalty to continue his incredible goalscoring run this season. Goran Popov replied for Heerenveen in an attempt to steady the ship, only for Ismail Aissati closed out the half with Ajax’s fifth.
Willem II 1 – ADO Den Haag 1 (Eredivisie, November 22, 2009) An equaliser by Frank Demouge 15 minutes from time saw Willem II claim a draw against ADO Den Haag despite the visitors playing for almost an hour with 10 men. Ahmed Ammi was shown a red card after 37 minutes for a two-footed lunge on Jan-Arie Van Der Heijd but it was the struggling visitors who took the lead midway through the second half through Karim Soltani.
VVV Venlo 5 – Sparta 0 (Eredivisie, November 22, 2009) Adil Auassar, Achmed Ahahaoui and Sandro Calabro (two) ensured the match was over as a contest before halftime and Kevin Van Dessel completed the rout 20 minutes from time.
PSV 4 – Heracles 0 (Eredivisie, November 22, 2009) Ibrahim Afellay opened the scoring at the Philips Stadion on the stroke of half-time, after Heracles had had goalkeeper Martin Pieckenhagen sent off just before the half-hour. Second-half goals from Balazs Dzsudzsak, Ola Toivonen and substitute Jagos Vukovic sealed the rout.
Feyenoord 0 – FC Utrecht 0 (Eredivisie, November 22, 2009)
Benfica 0 – Vitoria Guimaraes 1 (Taca de Portugal, November 22, 2009) A first half header from Brazilian centre-back Gustavo Lazaretti proved the winner for Paul Sergio’s much improved Guimaraes against the Eagles.
Pescadores Costa Caparica 1 – Sporting Lisbon 4 (Taca de Portugal, November 22, 2009) The Lions went into the interval 1-0 down and facing one of the biggest shocks in Portuguese Cup history, but new coach Carlos Carvalhal’s half-time team talk did the trick as the Lisbon club came out all guns blazing in the second 45 minutes and ran out 4-1 winners.
Braga 3 – Vitoria Setubal 0 (Taca de Portugal, November 22, 2009)
Galatasaray 1 – Manisaspor 1 (Super Lig, November 22, 2009) Harry Kewell wound back the clock with a run reminiscent of his Leeds United days after he collected the ball in midfield, took on a defender and then worked a one-two with Nonda before a cool finish in the first half. Galatasaray’s day, though, was ruined late on when Josh Simpson equalised from a corner for the visitors.
Kasimpasaspor 3 – Trabzonspor 1 (Super Lig, November 22, 2009)
Panathinaikos 1 – Asteras Tripolis 1 (Greek Super League, November 22, 2009) Asteras took the lead after Shikoze Udoji exploited a mistake by goalkeeper Alexandros Tzorvas to score in the 61st. One minute later, Antonis Ladakis received his second yellow card to reduce Asteras to 10 men. Djibril Cisse drew level for Panathinaikos in the 74th after being set up by Costas Katsouranis.
Iraklis Saloniki 2 – Atromitos 2 (Greek Super League, November 22, 2009)
FC Copenhagen 2 – Randers 0 (SAS Ligaen, November 22, 2009) Defending champion FC Copenhagen beat Randers 2-0 at home thanks to two goals from Ailton Almeida’s to stay second.
Silkeborg 1 – Sonderjyske 2 (SAS Ligaen, November 22, 2009) Sonderjyske edged Silkeborg thanks to a late winner from Kenneth Fabricius.
HB Koge 1 – FC Nordsjaelland 2 (SAS Ligaen, November 21, 2009)
FC Midtjylland 3 – Esbjerg 0 (SAS Ligaen, November 21, 2009)
Neuchatel Xamax 0 – Young Boys 1 (Swiss Cup, November 22, 2009)
Perth Glory 2 – Sydney FC 0 (A-League, November 22, 2009) Despite struggling throughout an underwhelming first half, the Glory lifted the intensity after halftime as goals from Scott Bulloch and Branko Jelic secured the win.
Botafogo 3 – Sao Paulo 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 22, 2009) Jobsonâ€™s opener for the home side was cancelled out on the stroke of half time by Washington. Jorge Wagner then put Sao Paulo into the lead before Jobson equalised for Botafogo. Richarlyson was dismissed for the visitors as was Juninho for Botafogo before Jobson completed his hat-trick to give the home team a 3-2 lead. With his work for the night done Jobson himself was then sent off and was followed down the tunnel by his team mate Rodrigo Dantas.
Santo Andre 4 – Avai 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 22, 2009) Marcelinho Carioca gave the hosts a first half lead from the penalty spot. Their advantage was doubled in the second half by Wanderley before Muriqui got one back for Avai. Santo Andreâ€™s two goal advantage in the match was restored by Camilo before Marquinhos got another for the visitors. Camilo completed his brace in second half injury time to put the seal on the home sideâ€™s win and leave them six points from safety with two games to go.
Sport Recife 0 – Fluminense 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 22, 2009) Goals from hotshot Fred and Conca as well as Sport shooting themselves in the foot with an own goal by Ze Antonio and red cards for Moacir and Ciro made it a straightforward win for Fluminense.
Santos 4 – Coritiba 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 22, 2009) Goals from Madson and KlÃ©ber Pereira gave Santos a 2-0 lead at half time and a second half brace from wonderkid Neymar wrapped up the points in the second half.
Vitoria 2 – Barueri 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 22, 2009) Goals from Leandro Domingues and Roger in the first ten minutes of the second half were enough to give the home side victory despite Val Baiano grabbing his 15th of the season for the visitors late on.
Atletico Mineiro 0 – Internacional 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 22, 2009) Giulianoâ€™s early goal for the visitors proved enough for the points.
Flamengo 0 – Goias 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 22, 2009)
Boca Juniors 4 – Gimnasia La Plata 0 (Apertura, November 22, 2009)
Godoy Cruz 1 – River Plate 1 (Apertura, November 22, 2009)
Newells Old Boys 2 – Rosario Central 2 (Apertura, November 22, 2009)