VIDEO: Five-star Newcastle batter Bluebirds; Rangers beat St Johnstone to reach cup final; Hernandez puts on a show as Melbourne outdo Fury

Newcastle 5  – Cardiff 1 (Championship, February 5, 2010) Andy Carroll plundered a double inside a devastating opening 15 minutes and in between, was instrumental in defender Gabor Gyepes putting through his own goal as the home side wrapped up the points barely before they had got their second wind. Stephen McPhail was unable to stem the tide as Cardiff wilted in the face of a storm and substitute Peter Lovenkrands claim a brace of his own as Chris Hughton’s men extended their unbeaten league run to 15 games.

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Rangers 2 – St Johnstone 0 (Co-operative Insurance Cup semi-final, February 3, 2010) Steven Davis put the Ibrox side in front with a close-range shot after his initial effort was blocked. Experienced midfielder Lee McCulloch doubled Rangers’ advantage through a low drive from the edge of the box.Rangers will face St. Mirren in the final.

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Werder Bremen 2 – Hertha Berlin 1 (Bundesliga, February 5, 2010) Bremen have ended their five-match losing streak with a win over bottom club Hertha, Marko Marin and Claudio Pizarro were on target for the home side, with Greece international Theofanis Gekas briefly giving the visitors hope with an equaliser.

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Willem II 1 – NAC Breda 2 (Eredivisie, February 5, 2010) On-loan Ajax midfielder Mitchell Donald put second-bottom Willem II ahead after 16 minutes but Edwin de Graaf restored parity a minute before the interval and substitute Matthew Amoah completed the turnaround 11 minutes after the break.

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Besiktas 4 – Genclerbirligi 1 (Super Lig, February 5, 2010) A late goal-rush from Bobo, Filip Holosko and Rodrigo Tabata handed Besiktas the three points.

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Melbourne Victory 2 – North Queensland Fury 0 (A-League, February 5, 2010) Melbourne took the lead in the 35th minute when Carlos Hernandez turned Fury defender Jimmy Downey before racing towards the near post and dispatching a low shot beyond keeper Pasfield. Hernandez grabbed a second for Victory five minutes after the hour mark when the Costa Rican fired home a trademark long-range free-kick to secure the three points.

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Shakhtar Donetsk 1 – FC Copenhagen 1 (Friendly, February 5, 2010)

Bryne 0 – Viking 3 (Friendly, February 5, 2010)