Manchester United 2 – Tottenham 0 (Carling Cup quarter-final, December 1, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Spurs had a bright start at a half full Old Trafford against an unfamiliar United set-up, but in the 19th minute Anderson collected the ball on the left, cut in square to play in Darron Gibson who rifled a low drive past Gomes. In the 39th minute Darron Gibson struck again, the Irishman played a one-two with Welbeck on the edge of the Spurs box before curling a beauty for number two. (Extended first half highlights here, second half highlights here.)
Oldham 0 – Leeds 2 (League One, December 1, 2009) Goals either side of half time from Neil Kilkenny and Luciano Becchio gave Leeds their fifth successive league win and leaves them six points clear at the top of League One.
Sampdoria 1 – Livorno 2 (Coppa Italia, December 1, 2009) Samp drew first blood against Livorno in the Coppa Italia, Daniele Mannini broke into the inside-right channel and on receiving the ball he crashed a shot into the near post. 15 minutes from time the visitors levelled in a comical moment as home defender Stefano Lucchini managed to hook an almost impossible shot over his head and into the far post when trying to cut out a cross. Livorno the won the match in the final ten minutes as Lithuanian striker Tomas Danilevicius headed home the winner.