Newcastle 2 – Sheffield United 1 (Championship, April 5, 2010) Richard Cresswell threatened to spoil the party atmosphere at St James Park, but a Peter Lovenkrands penalty saw the home side equalise and Kevin Nolan scored a cracking acrobatic winner on a fantastic night for the newly promoted Toon.
Chris Hughton’s post match interview can be seen here.
Nottingham Forest 0 – Cardiff 0 (Championship, April 5, 2010) Besides the fact that Forest’s draw sent Newcastle to the Premier League, this game also saw a strange fight between Cardiff team mates David Marshall, the goalkeeper, and Anthony Gerrard (cousin of Stevie G). They did though kiss and make up at full time.
Watford 1 – WBA 1 (Championship, April 5, 2010) A cracking long range strike from Danny Graham put the Hornets in front, Chris Brunt headed the equaliser five minutes into injury time to boost the Baggies promotion hopes andÂ weaken Watford’s fight against the drop.
Blackpool 2 – Doncaster 0 (Championship, April 5, 2010) Ian Holloway’s side stayed in touch with the play-off picture thatnks to goals from DJ Campbell and Stephen Dobie with a fine curling effort.
Yeovil Town 1 – LeedsÂ 2 (League One, April 5, 2010) Richard Naylor was Leeds’ unlikely hero to arrest a recent poor run of form. Naylor scored the opener with a looping header on 29 minutes and five minutes later headed his second goal of the season. Dean Bowditch pulled one back for the home side midway through the second half.
Naval 2 – Benfica 4 (Liga Sagres, April 5, 2010) The home side took an early 2-goal lead through Fbio Junior and Bolvia but a Weldon brace bought the game back levelÂ in the 19th minute. Angel Di MariaÂ and Oscar Cardozo then won the game for Benfica before their trip to Liverpool on Thursday.
Bnei Yehuda 0 – Maccabi Haifa 2 (Ligat ha’Al, April 5, 2010) Shlomi Arbeitman put the runaway Israeli league leaders in front after 16 minutes, and although the Greens went down to 10-men when Lior Rafaelov saw red just after the half hour, and penalty from Yaniv Katan wrapped up the points after the break.
Mjallby 1 – Gefle 3 (Allsvenskan, April 5, 2010) Newly promoted Mjallby lost their first match of the new year, Alexander Gerndt doing the damage with a double for Gefle.
AIK Stockholm 0 – Orebro 1 (Allsvenskan, April 5, 2010) AIK’s awful start to the new season continued with a home loss to Orebro, Kim Olse netting the only goal in the 24th minute.
Trelleborg 0 – Helsingborg 0 (Allsvenskan, April 5, 2010) Early pacesetters Helsingborg dropped their first two points of the season in the goalless draw at Trelleborg.
Rosenborg 3 – Stromsgodset 0 (Tippeligaen, April 5, 2010) After Trond Olsen put Rosenborg ahead on the stroke of halftime, former Tottenham forward Steffen Iversen helped himself to a second half brace as his fine goalscoring form continued at the start of the new season.
Start 5 – Valerenga 3 (Tippeligaen, April 5, 2010) Christian Bolanos opened for Start with a tremendous 30-yard free-kick after 16 minutes. Braces from Christer Kleiven and Ole Martin Arst helped Start to claim the three points, while Mohammed Abdellaoue double kept Valerenga in the game until the final stages.
Sandefjord 1 – Odd Grenland 1 (Tippeligaen, April 5, 2010) A terrific left-footed free-kick from Eirik Lamoy put the hosts in to a 6th minute lead, but an equally brilliant volley from Simen Brenne midway through the second half earned Odd a point.
Molde 3 – Brann Bergen 2 (Tippeligaen, April 5, 2010) Petter Vaagan Moen and Erik Huseklepp put Brann 2-up by the 23rd minute, but Daniel Berg Hestad gave Molde a lifeline scoring a minute before the break. Magne Hoset brought the hosts level in the 57tth, while Mattias Mostrom completed the excellent comeback with a 68th minute winner.
Haugesund 5 – Honefoss 1 (Tippeligaen, April 5, 2010) Tor Arne Andreassen and Trvgve Nygaard struck for the hosts in the first half, before Thomas Sorum, Jarle Steinsland and Nikola Djurdjic won killed the game with three goals in the final eight minutes.
Kongsvinger 1 – Aalesund 2 (Tippeligaen, April 5, 2010) On a cabbage pitch, Tor Hogne Aaroy headed Aalesund into a 22nd minute lead which Adem Guven cancelled out five minutes from the break. Tor Hogne Aaroy claimed the points when he was set free in the second half and the forward produced a clinical finish.
Stabaek 0 – Tromso 1 (Tippeligaen, April 5, 2010) Miika Koppinen steered a 23rd minute free-kick home with a flicked header as Tromso took the points.
Viking 0 – Lillestrom 0 (Tippeligaen, April 5, 2010)
Silkeborg 1 – Aalborg 1 (SAS Ligaen, April 5, 2010) Louay Chanko’s opener midway through the second half for Aalborg was cancelled out by Rajko Lekic’s injury time penalty.
SonderjyskE 0 – FC Midtjylland 2 (SAS Ligaen, April 5, 2010) Ken Ilso (28) and Mikkel Thygesen (67) scored either side of halftime as FC Midtjylland won 2-0 at Sonderjyske.
FC Nordsjaelland 0 – FC Copenhagen 3 (SAS Ligaen, April 5, 2010) The capital club thumped Nordsjaelland 3-0 thanks to goals from Zdenek Pospech (26), Oscar Wendt (56) and Cesar Santin (71).
OB Odense 0 – Esbjerg 0 (SAS Ligaen, April 5, 2010) Odense’s title hopes were dented as they were held to a goalless draw at home to fourth-placed Esbjerg.
Zurich 3 – Grasshoppers 2 (Swiss Super League, April 5, 2010) Second half goals from Oliver Buff and Admir Mehmedi turned the match for Zurich after they’d been trailing 2-1.
Aarau 1 – Young Boys 5 (Swiss Super League, April 4, 2010)