GOALS: Chelsea Beat Manchester United; Hull City Return From The Brink Against Stoke; West Ham Lose To Everton; and A Point Each For Wigan And Fulham

Chelsea 1 – Manchester United 0 (Premier League, 8 November 2009) (MOTD highlights here.) An entertaining first half, with no real chances created. Rooney managed to turn Carvalho only to put his shot over the bar and Anelka forced a save from Edwin Van der Saar. (First half highlights here.) Rooney began to take control of the second half narrowly flashing a shot wide and having a curling shot saved by Cech. Darren Fletcher won the ball cleanly from Ashley Cole but Martin Atkinson awarded a free kick to Chelsea . Lampard whipped in a ball which John Terry glanced in to the net. Drogba was in an offside position and could have interfered with play. The United players were furious and Rooney was booked for protesting.

Hull City 2 – Stoke City 1 (Premier League, 8 November 2009) After a fairly evenly balanced first half hour, it was Matthew Ethrington who popped up to break the dead-lock latching on to a long ball and cooly finishing with a fierce drive. Hull replied on 60 minutes with Olofinjana curling a lovely effort from 20 yards out around the goalkeeper (watch the first two goals here). The KC Stadium goes mental as Jan Venegoor of Hesselink slots into the Stoke net. Hull take all 3 points.

West Ham 1 – Everton 2 (Premier League, 8 November 2009) (MOTD highlights here.) West Ham dominated the first half hour, but Everton took the lead through Louis Saha. Saha drilled a left foot shot into the bottom left hand corner from 20 yards out. Dan Gosling put Everton two up, scoring after his initial shot had been saved. West Ham quickly hit back. A long ball found Junior Stanislas who chipped Tim Howard. Tony Hibbert raced back to clear, only for the defender to slice the ball into his own net.

Wigan 1 – Fulham 1 (Premier League, 8 November 2009) Fulham’s Erik Neveland hit the post early doors. Wigan took the lead 3 minutes later through Emerson Boyce. Dempsey is brought down by brample in the box. Dempsey steps up to smash home the penalty and put Fulham level.


Sevilla 3 – Villarreal 2 (La Liga, November 8, 2009) Luis Fabiano gave the hosts the lead before Robert Pires and debutant David Fuster put Villarreal in front with half an hour left, only to see Fabiano and Kanoute score in the space of five minutes to give Sevilla the points.

Valencia 3 – Zaragoza 1 (La Liga, November 8, 2009) Zaragoza have statistically the second worst defence in La Liga and it was easy to see why in a terrible first half defensive performance as Juan Mata, David Villa and Hernandez Pablo all found the net to end the match as a contest by half-time. Aguilar grabbed a goal mid-way through the second half for the visitors, but it proved to be just a consolation.

Sporting Gijon 1 – Espanyol 0 (La Liga, November 8, 2009) Mate Bilic scored after just three minutes for Rojiblancos who have enjoyed a decent start in the top tier.

Almeria 2 – Osasuna 0 (La Liga, November 8, 2009) Osasuna, who were unbeaten in four games heading into Saturday’s tie, got off to the worst possible start when Josetxo scored past his own goalkeeper. French forward Kalu Uche made sure of the win in the final minutes bringing the two sides level on 12 points.

Racing Santander 0 – Athletic Bilbao 2 (La Liga, November 8, 2009) Carlos Curpegi gave the visitors the lead with his conversion on the half-hour mark before Andoni Iraola slotted home from the penalty spot late in the game to make sure of all three points.

Valladolid 0 – Xerez 0 (La Liga, November 8, 2009) Xerecistas have not won a single game on the road this term and are without a win in their last four games.


Hertha Berlin 0 – Cologne 1 (Bundesliga, November 8, 2009) Hertha Berlin slumped to a 10th defeat of the Bundesliga season as Milivoje Novakovic’s second-half goal gave Cologne victory.

Hannover 2 – Hamburg 2 (Bundesliga, November 8, 2009) Marcell Jansen put the visitors ahead after 15 minutes before Didier Ya Konan equalised in the 28th minute. Eljero Elia restored Hamburg’s advantage just before half-time only for Jiri Stajner to convert a late penalty for the second equaliser of the afternoon.

Werder Bremen 1 – Borussia Dortmund 1 (Bundesliga, November 8, 2009) Mesut Ozil gave Bremen the lead after 36 minutes only for Lucas Barrios to equalise nine minutes into the second half.


Lazio 1- AC Milan 2 (Serie A, 8 November 2009) Thiago opened the scoring for Milan. Milan went two up thanks to Pato ten minutes before half time. Lazio pulled one back when Thiago put the ball in his own net.

Bari 1- Livorno 0 (Serie A, 8 November 2009) A Raimondi free kick was the difference between the two sides.

Bologna 3 – Palermo 1 (Serie A, 8 November 2009) Palermo started the game brightly but it was the home side which took the lead, with Zalayeta smashing the ball home following a scramble in the Palermo penalty area. Kjaer equalized for the visitors latching on to a free kick at the far post. Zalayeta re-established the home team’s lead before Vaio scored an incredible goal from a tight angle after his initial shot had been cleared off the line.

Cagliari 2 – Sampdoria 0 (Serie A, 8 November 2009) Cassano had a shout for a penalty turned down for the visiting team who enjoyed some early chances. The home team clawed its way back into the game and wrapped up three points with two headers. Full match highlights can be seen here.

Inter Milan 1 – AS Roma 1 (Serie A, 8 November 2009) Honours even between the “tinkerman” and the “special one.” Vucinic opend the scoring for Roma, but Eto’o cancelled it out with a fine finish. A good game to watch. For full match highlights see here.

Parma 2 – Chievo 0 (Serie A, 8 November 2009) Watch both goals here.

Udinese 0 – Fiorentina 1 (Serie A, 8 November 2009) Vargas scored to take all three points for the away team.

Genoa 4 – Siena 2 (Serie A, 8 November 2009) Goals Goals Goals. The home team went three goals to the good within 35 minutes. The first goal can be seen here and the other two here. Genoa hit back scoring two goals in eight minutes. Siena’s dreams of an amazing come back were shattered by Floccori who bagged a goal in the 90th minute. The rest of the goals can be seen here.


Lyon 5 – Marseille 5 (Ligue 1, 8 November 2009) Miralem Pjanic fired Lyon ahead after just three minutes, but Souleymane Diawara headed home Fabrice Abriel’s corner on 11 minutes to equalise. Pjanic set up Sidney Govou to restore Lyon’s lead three minutes later, only for Marseille to level a minute before the break through Benoit Cheyrou. Abriel’s cross two minutes into the second half set up Bakari Kone to score before Brandao turned home an Abriel corner to make it 4-2 on 79 minutes. Lyon pulled a goal back on 81 minutes through Lisandro Lopez, who levelled from the penalty spot on 84 minutes following a handball by Gabriel Heinze. The hosts then went ahead in the last minute through substitute Michel Bastos, only for Toulalan to turn the ball into his own goal in stoppage-time after Mamadou Niang’s shot had been blocked.

Toulouse 3 – Rennes 2 (Ligue 1, 8 November 2009) Moussa Sissoko’s free-kick gave Toulouse the lead on 31 minutes, but Rennes were level just before half-time when Asamoah Gyan scored.  Romain Danze then hit the bar for Rennes before Toulouse were back in front on 59 minutes when Sissoko set up Daniel Braaten to score.  Andre-Pierre Gignac’s shot from outside the box made it 3-1 four minutes later before Kader Mangane grabbed a late consolation for Rennes.

Lille 3 – Bordeaux 0 (Ligue 1, 8 November 2009) The home side made the breakthrough midway through the second half when Yohan Cabaye scored from close range after Pierre-Alain Frau’s effort had been saved. And Lille made certain of the points three minutes from time when Florent Balmont scored from the penalty spot after Michael Ciani had fouled Larsen Toure.


Twente 1 – Ajax 0 (Eredivisie, November 8, 2009) Costa Rican Bryan Ruiz sealed an eighth consecutive league win for Twente, Ruiz headed a free-kick from Theo Janssen into the net early in the second half.

ADO Den Haag 1 – PSV 5 (Eredivisie, November 8, 2009) PSV Eindhoven who brushed aside nine-men ADO Den Haag with a 5-1 away win where Ricky van den Bergh and Lex Immers were both sent off. Swede Ola Toivonen settled the match with a first half hat-trick and added his fourth to complete the rout.

AZ Alkmaar 1 – Feyenoord 1 (Eredivisie, November 8, 2009) Sekou Cisse’s sixth-minute goal gave Feyenoord an early lead at AZ Alkmaar before Brett Holman salvaged a point for the defending champions.

FC Utrecht 2 – Heerenveen 3 (Eredivisie, November 8, 2009) The visitors cruised into a 3-0 lead, two goals from Michal Papadopoulos adding to an early strike from Viktor Elm. Utrecht hit back late on but efforts from Tim Cornelisse and Jacob Mulenga did not pave the way for a dramatic equaliser with Heerenveen clinging on to a win which moves them clear of the relegation zone.

NAC Breda 4 – Willem II 0 (Eredivisie, November 8, 2009) NAC won with first-half goals from Kurt Elshot, Kees Kwakman, Matthew Amoah and Leonardo.


CSKA Moscow 0 – Rubin Kazan 2 (Russian Premier League, November 8, 2009) In the 67th minute a free-kick from Alejandro Dominguez avoided everyone to come to rest in the back of Igor Akinfeev’s net. Rubin’s second ame with a minute left on the clock, Alexander Bukharov chipping Akinfeev from distance for his 16th goal of the season.

Lokomotiv Moscow 1 – Amkar 0 (Russian Premier League, November 8, 2009) A thunderous free kick deep into injury time from Dmitry Sychev, recalled by national team coach Guus Hiddink, sealed victory for Lokomotiv against Urals side Amkar and lifted the club into fifth.

Zenit St. Petersburg 2 – Terek Grozny 0 (Russian Premier League, November 8, 2009)


Maritimo 1 – Porto 0 (Superliga, November 8, 2009) The sole goal of the game came mid-way through the first half from a freak own goal, with full-back Alonso crossing with seemingly little danger from the left, and Porto centre-back Rolando attempting a volleyed clearance, which was mis-hit and looped over Helton’s head into the empty net.

Rio Ave 2 – Sporting Lisbon 2 (Superliga, November 8, 2009) Matias Fernandez opened the scoring before a Joao Moutinho penalty put Sporting in control, but Joao Tomas scored a quickfire double in the second half to bring the hosts level. And things got worse for Sporting as Daniel Carrico was sent off in the 66th minute.

Leixoes 2 – Nacional 4 (Superliga, November 8, 2009) Edgar scored a hat-trick, including two penalties, as Nacional won 4-2 at Leixoes, who had two players sent off inside the opening 29 minutes. Christian Pouga put Leixoes ahead in the first minute, but it then went down downhill quickly for the hosts. Ze Manel and Nuno Silva were sent off either side of Edgar’s first spot-kick. Edgar converted a second penalty in the 31st minute and completed his treble 16 minutes from time to put Nacional 3-1 ahead. Hugo Morais reduced the deficit to one with a penalty in the 85th minute, but Anselmo made the points safe for Nacional with a minute to go.

Uniao Leiria 1 – Academica 1 (Superliga, November 8, 2009) Uniao Leiria scored a 90th-minute equaliser to draw 1-1 at home to bottom side Academica.


Genk 0 – Anderlecht 2 (Jupiler League, November 8, 2009) Ondrej Mazuch and Romelu Lukaku were on target for Anderlecht, who opened up a two-point lead at the head of the standings.

Standard Liege 3 – Club Brugge 1 (Jupiler League, November 8, 2009) Standard got off to a flying start against Brugge, Milan Jovanovic scoring twice inside the opening 15 minutes and Axel Witsel adding a third before halftime. Karel Geraerts netted a consolation for the visitors, who slipped to second.


Diyarbakirspor 1 – Galatasaray 2 (Super Lig, November 8, 2009)


Levadiakos 0 – Panathinaikos 2 (Greek Super League, November 8, 2009) Loukas Vyntra and Djibril Cisse scored Sunday for Panathinaikos to win 2-0 at Levadiakos and take the outright lead in the Greek league.

Asteras Tripolis 3 – Giannina 0 (Greek Super League, November 8, 2009)


Sion 3 – Young Boys Bern 1 (Swiss Super League, November 8, 2009)


Los Angeles Galaxy 1 – Chivas USA 0 (Agg. 3-2) (MLS playoffs, November 8, 2009) Landon Donovan put a penalty straight down the middle to squeak the Galaxy past Chivas USA and take them into the Western Conference finals.


Newcastle Jets 2 – North Queensland Fury 0 (A-League, November 8, 2009)

Wellington Phoenix 1 – Perth Glory 1 (A-League, November 8, 2009)


San Lorenzo 0 – Banfield 1 (Apertura, November 8, 2009)

Estudiantes 3 – Velez Sarsfield 0 (Apertura, November 8, 2009)


Fluminense 1 – Palmeiras 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 8, 2009) Former Lyon striker Fred scored Fluminense’s winner with a header in the 59th minute from a corner taken by Argentine midfielder Dario Conca in front of more than 60,000 fans at Maracana stadium.

Corinthians 2 – Santo Andre 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 8, 2009) Ronaldo scored his third goal in two matches to give Corinthians a 2-0 win over Santo Andre at Pacaembu stadium. He beat a defender outside the area before firing a shot into the top corner of the net in the 36th. Striker Dentinho also scored for Corinthians, which moved to eighth in the standings.

Atletico Mineiro 1 – Flamengo 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 8, 2009) Serbian midfielder Dejan Petkovic scored first for Flamengo when his corner went directly into the net in the ninth minute, and Chile midfielder Claudio Maldonado added to the lead with a low right-footed shot from inside the area in the 39th. Brazil World Cup veteran Ricardinho scored for Atletico in the 50th, but Adriano sealed the victory with a header in the 81st.

Atletico Paranaense 2 – Goias 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 8, 2009)

Barueri 1 – Internacional 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 8, 2009)

Botafogo 2 – Coritiba 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 8, 2009)