Solitary Carew strike is enough to see off woeful Tigers

Aston Villa 1 – Hull City 0 (Premier League, May 4, 2009) Villa broke the deadlock with a classic counter-attack move, after breaking in midfield the ball arrived to Ashley Young on the left wing who advanced, crossed into the box, and John Carew turned home the opener.

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Trofense 2 – Belenenses 1 (Superliga, May 4, 2009) Trofense moved to within three points of safety thanks to Fernando Varela’s 12th minute opener and Miguel Hugo Leal’s 22nd minute penalty. Wenderson pulled one back for Belenenses after 27 minutes but the visitors failed to find a leveller as they replaced Trofense at the foot of the table.

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Bnei Sachnin 0 – Maccabi Haifa 0 (Ligat ha’Al, May 4, 2009) Haifa barely deserved any more than a point, but the Greens almost snatched the win when Lior Rafaelov’s effort was denied only by the crossbar at the death. The draw leaves Haifa in second position, with Hapoel Tel Aviv in first place thanks to a superior goal difference.

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Bari 0 – Empoli 0 (Serie B, May 4, 2009) Bari failed to secure promotion to Serie A as they were held goalless draw by Empoli in an entertaining encounter at the Stadio San Nicola.

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Sparta Prague 1 – Ostrava 0 (Gambrinus Liga, May 4, 2009)


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