VIDEO: Wolves pummel plummeting West Ham in their relegation 6-pointer

West Ham 1 – Wolves 3 (Premier League, March 23, 2010) The relegation six-pointer between West Ham and Wolves went the way of the Midlanders in the early stages, and Mick McCarthy’s men deservedly took the lead in the 28th minute when a howler from James Tomkins gifted possession to forward Kevin Doyle who pounced, took the ball forward and slotted an excellent diagonal shot inside the far post. Wolves doubled their lead in the 57th minute when David Jones played the ball up the right channel for Ronald Zubar to chase and, from a tight angle, he struck a low shot across Robert Green and into the bottom left-hand corner. Wolves went 3-up three minutes later when Matt Jarvis cracked home a 20-yarder past Green after being teed up by another marvellous pass from Jones. Guille Franco bagged a late consolation for West Ham, when he nipped behind the Wolves defence and chipped a shot over Hannemann and into the empty net.

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Doncaster 0 – Newcastle 1 (Championship, March 23, 2010) The only goal of the game at the Keepmoat Stadium arrived from Andy Carroll, who shrugged of media reports about his clash with team-mate Steven Taylor, to fire home the winner on the hour mark.

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Chelsea 4 – Blackburn 0 (Agg. 5-0) (FA Youth Cup semi-final, March 22, 2010) Goals came from a Jacopo Sala brace, added to by Marko Mitrovic and Gokhan Tore sealed a convincing win for the young Pensioners.

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Sevilla 1 – Xerez 1 (La Liga, March 23, 2010) After a goalless first half former Tottenham and West Ham striker Fredi Kanoute broke the deadlock on 63 minutes when he converted from the penalty spot. That looked like being enough for Sevilla until Leandro Gioda popped up with an equaliser in the closing seconds for Xerez. After the match, Sevilla sacked manager Manolo Jimenez after their winless run stretched to seven games.

Sporting Gijon 2 – Deportivo La Coruna 1 (La Liga, March 23, 2010) Depor were reduced to 10-men after only 11 minutes at Gijon when visiting keeper Daniel Aranzubia was sent off for a professional foul just outside his box. Gijon made their extra man count on the half hour when a period of pressure on the Depor goal ended with Mate Bilic slotting in the opener. Depor levelled midway through the second half when Adrian timed his run to perfection to beat the offside trap and the forward finished with aplomb. But the match ended with a twist as Depor had Lopo sent off in injury time when he gave away a penalty and Diego Castro slotted home the winner from the spot.

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Werder Bremen 2 – Augsburg 0 (DFB Pokal, March 23, 2010) A clinical finish from Werder forward Marko Marin put the hosts ahead in the cup against second division Augsburg. Claudio Pizarro wrapped up the win six minutes from time.

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Quevilly 3 – Boulogne 1 (Coupe de France, March 23, 2010) Amateurs Quevilly had earlier continued their stunning run by knocking out Ligue 1 strugglers Boulogne 3-1 to reach the semi-finals. Goals from Florian Coquio and Anthony Laup gave Normandy team Quevilly a 2-nil lead, Boulogne reduced the arrears through Damien Marcq just before halftime but Quevilly kept pushing forward and Abdel Majide Ouahbi sealed their win on 67 minutes.

Auxerre 0 – PSG 0 (Pens. 5-6) (Coupe de France, March 23, 2010) The match was played in front of no following the death last week of a supporter injured in a clash between rival groups of PSG fans in Paris last month. PSG created the best chances in a relatively dull game that remained goalless after extra time. A shootout was needed that the visitors won 6-5 with captain Claude Makelele converting the decisive penalty.

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Chaves 1 – Naval 0 (Taca de Portugal, March 23, 2010) A 93rd minute Ricardo Rocha header earned Chaves victory.

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Malmo 3 – Orebro 0 (Allsvenskan, March 23, 2010) Agon Mehmeti’s first half double and a third from Guillermo Molins 20 minutes from time sealed Malmo’s win.

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Wisla Krakow 1 – Lechia Gdansk 3 (Puchar Polski, March 23, 2010)

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Libertad 1 – Universitario Peru 1 (Copa Libertadores, March 23, 2010) A long-distance strike from Victor Hugo Ayala put Libertad ahead in the 55th minute, but Luis Alberto Ramirez equalised with only four minutes remaining.

Estudiantes 2 – Bolivar 0 (Copa Libertadores, March 23, 2010) Jose Ernesto Sosa finished a move with Juan Sebastian Veron five minutes into the second half to open the scoring and Mauro Boselli doubled the lead 13 minutes from time after Marcelo Carrusca crossed from the left.

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Kawasaki Frontale 4 – Melbourne Victory 0 (AFC Champions League, March 23, 2010) Jong Tae-se, Masaru Kurotsu and Renatinho scored in the third, 11th minute and 22nd minutes respectively while Hiroyuki Taniguchi completed the victory with a goal in the 90th minute. Both sides were reduced to 10 men with Jong receiving his marching orders in the 45th minute before Leigh Broxham was sent off late on for the visitors.

Seongnam Ilhwa 3 – Beijing Guoan 1 (AFC Champions League, March 23, 2010) Former Rangers player Maurice Ross gave the visitors the lead on 18 minutes but the hosts drew level with 10 minutes through Song Ho-Young. Seongnam went ahead just three minutes from time through the Montenegro midfielder, Dzenan Radoncic, before Jo Jae-Chol wrapped up the points in injury time.

Henan 0 – Suwon Bluewings 2 (AFC Champions League, March 23, 2010) Brazilian Juninho fired Suwon ahead scoring from a terrific 35-yard free-kick. Jose Mota sealed victory with a second goal in the 73rd minute after dribbling past two defenders inside the box and applied the cool finish.

Esteghlal 3 – Al Gharafa 0 (AFC Champions League, March 23, 2010) Captain Farhad Majidi was the star of the match for the Blues netting a brace.

Al-Ain 2 – Al Shabab 1 (AFC Champions League, March 23, 2010) Emerson fired Jorge Valdivia’s pass into the bottom corner to open the scoring after 14 minutes and Argentinian striker Jose Sand doubled the lead ten minutes later when he redirected Valdivia’s header. Abdulaziz Saran pulled a goal back in first-half stoppage-time before skipper Valdivia collected a second yellow in the second half, but the hosts held on to collect the points.

Al Ahli 5 – Al-Jazira 1 (AFC Champions League, March 23, 2010) Brazilian midfielder Marcinho and Abdulrahim Jezawi scored twice each in a comprehensive win.