Sunderland 5 – Wolves 2 (Premier League, September 27, 2009) The Black Cats found themselves 2-0 up three minutes into the second half after first leading scorer Darren Bent and then Jones had converted penalties. That was perhaps a little harsh on the visitors, and John Mensah’s own goal and Kevin Doyle’s strike inside six second-half minutes were little more than they deserved. Jones restored their lead with 20 minutes remaining with a powerful long-range drive, and when Michael Turner powered home a 73rd minute header, the home fans were able to breathe a little more easily. Wolves boss Mick McCarthy’s misery was complete in injury time when defender Michael Mancienne deflected Bent’s shot past keeper Wayne Hennessey to complete the scoring.
Plymouth 0 – Nottingham Forest 1 (Championship, September 27, 2009)
Aldershot 4 – Cheltenham 1 (League Two, September 26, 2009) Scott Donnelly’s 45-yard wonder strike stole the show as Aldershot ended Cheltenham’s unbeaten away record with a 4-1 win at the Recreation Ground.
Zaragoza 3 – Getafe 0 (La Liga, September 27, 2009) Abel Aguilar helped himself to two goals, one in either half, against Getafe as Real Zaragoza cruised to a 3-0 win at home. Former Real Madrid defender Francisco Pavon had opened the scoring for the hosts on 17 minutes before Aguilar added his brace to lift Zaragoza above Getafe into eighth.
Mallorca 3 – Valladolid 0 (La Liga, September 27, 2009) The islanders moved into the fourth and final UEFA Champions League place after goals from Jose Carlos Nunes, Aritz Aduriz and Borja Valero handed them an easy win.
Deportivo La Coruna 1 – Villarreal 0 (La Liga, September 27, 2009) Villarreal remain winless this term and stay rooted in the bottom three after Juca’s eight minute free-kick was enough to see them off, sending Depor into fifth at the same time.
Osasuna 1 – Sporting Gijon 0 (La Liga, September 27, 2009) A 56th minute Javad Nekounam penalty was enough for Osasuna to see off lowly Sporting Gijon at home.
Almeria 2 – Racing Santander 2 (La Liga, September 27, 2009) Almeria needed a last minute Kalu Uche strike for them to grab a share of the spoils at home to Racing Santander. Albert Crusat had given Almeria the lead (17) but two second-half goals from Mohammed Tchite (59) and Mehdi Lacen (71) turned the game in Santander’s favour only for Uche to steal a point.
AC Milan 0 – Bari 0 (Serie A, September 27, 2009) Milan were held to a goalless draw by an impressive Bari in the San Siro, with Ronaldinho unable to inspire after Leonardo handed him a start.
Juventus 1 – Bologna 1 (Serie A, September 27, 2009) David Trezeguet gave the home side the lead in the 24th minute, but the Brazilian Adilton sidefooted past Buffon two minutes into time added on to earn a point in Turin.
Catania 1 – Roma 1 (Serie A, September 27, 2009) A stoppage-time Daniele De Rossi goal earned Roma a 1-1 draw at Catania, cancelling out Japanese striker Takayuki Morimoto’s first-half goal. Catania had Gennaro Delvecchio sent off as the match reached a bad-tempered conclusion.
Chievo 1 – Atalanta 1 (Serie A, September 27, 2009)
Lazio 1 – Palermo 1 (Serie A, September 27, 2009)
Udinese 2 – Genoa 0 (Serie A, September 27, 2009) Udinese climbed up to fifth, with Serie A top scorer Antonio Di Natale setting them on their way to a 2-0 home win over Genoa with his eighth goal of the season.
Parma 0 – Cagliari 2 (Serie A, September 27, 2009)
Napoli 2 – Siena 1 (Serie A, September 27, 2009) Napoli gave some respite to under-fire coach Roberto Donadoni by beating Siena 2-1 at home with a Marek Hamsik double.
Hoffenheim 5 – Hertha Berlin 1 (Bundesliga, September 27, 2009) Vedad Ibisevic scored his first goals of the season in the first, fourth and 21st minutes to net a brilliant hat-trick. Raffael did pull a goal back in first half stoppage time fr Hertha, before further strikes from Chinedu Obasi and Carlos Eduardo around the hour mark confirmed a thumping victory.
Freiburg 3 – Monchengladbach 0 (Bundesliga, September 27, 2009) Mohamadou Idrissou, Yacine Abdessadki and Julian Schuster scored second half goals for Freiburg.
Bordeaux 1 – Rennes 0 (Ligue 1, September 27, 2009) A diving header by Brazilian midfielder Wendel from a Benoit Tremoulinas cross on 23 minutes was enough to win the match.
Le Mans 3 – Lens 0 (Ligue 1, September 27, 2009) Midfielder Frederic Thomas struck twice to help Le Mans to a comfortable 3-0 home win over Racing Lens which lifted them up to 15th.
Lille 1 – Nice 1 (Ligue 1, September 27, 2009) Forward Loic Remy exploited a defensive blunder to put the visitors ahead on the hour but Pierre-Alain Frau to salvage a draw with their fellow Ligue 1 strugglers, firing under the crossbar from 18-yards with one minute left to save Lille.
Ajax 3 – ADO Den Haag 0 (Eredivisie, September 27, 2009) A cracking shot from distance from Demy de Zeeuw fired Ajax into the lead over ADO Den Haag. Marko Pantelic tapped in number two in the 71st minute and youngster Siem de Jong completed the a last minute third.
Sparta 0 – Heerenveen 2 (Eredivisie, September 27, 2009) Viktor Elm’s penalty with 17 minutes to go sealed victory after Paulo Henrique had put Heerenveen in front late in the first half.
Groningen 1 – Vitesse 0 (Eredivisie, September 27, 2009) Groningen earned only their second win of the season as Danny Holla’s first-half free-kick gave them 1-0 victory over Vitesse Arnhem. Koen Van de Laak missed a late penalty for the hosts but it made no difference to the final result as Vitesse had already wasted a couple of good chances to equalise.
NEC 0 – Heracles 2 (Eredivisie, September 27, 2009) Everton headed the hosts in front in the ninth minute and their advantage was doubled in the 24th thanks to Bas Dost.
NAC Breda 0 – Feyenoord 2 (Eredivisie, September 27, 2009) Andwele Slory and Leroy Fer found the target for the Rotterdam club, with the second goal coming shortly after Landzaat had been given his marching orders.
Anderlecht 1 – Germinal Beerschot 0 (Jupiler League, September 27, 2009) Romelu Lukaku scored the decisive goal after 53 minutes with the hosts further aided by the sending off of substitute Victor Wanyama five minutes from the end.
Mouscron 1 – Club Brugge 1 (Jupiler League, September 27, 2009) Jaycee John opened the scoring for the hosts after 51 minutes, but the lead lasted just four minutes as Rostand Kouemaha found an equaliser.
Galatasaray 1 – Eskisehirspor 1 (Super Lig, September 27, 2009) Shabani Nonda opened the scoring after 38 minutes, but Mehmet Yilmaz equalised 11 minutes after half-time to deny Gala a seventh consecutive league win and leave them two points adrift of leaders Fenerbahce.
Denizlispor 1 – Manisaspor 1 (Super Lig, September 27, 2009) An 83rd-minute Darryl Roberts penalty secured Denizlispor a 1-1 draw with Manisaspor, who had opened the scoring through Josh Simpson after 69 minutes. Denizlispor had Adem Calik sent off in injury time.
Silkeborg 4 – Brondby 1 (SAS Ligaen, September 27, 2009) Two goals from Christian Holst and one each from Jim Larsen and Rajko Lekic put the home side in the driving seat with Jan Kristiansen netting Brondby’s reply.
Spartak Nalchik 1 – Rostov 0 (Russian Premier League, September 27, 2009)
AEK Athens 0 – Panathinaikos 1 (Greek Super League, September 27, 2009) A goal by Dimitris Salpingidis led Panathinaikos Athens to a 1-0 win over crosstown rival AEK that returned it to the top of the Greek league on Sunday. Pana maintained its perfect record after five rounds and leads defending champion Olympiakos by two points.
Asteras 2 – Levadiakos 1 (Greek Super League, September 27, 2009)
Ergotelis 4 – Panthrakikos 0 (Greek Super League, September 27, 2009)
Brisbane Roar 1 – Sydney FC 0 (A-League, September 27, 2009) Dutch striker Serginho van Dijk scored with five minutes left Sunday to give the Brisbane Roar a 1-0 win over Sydney.
Gold Coast United 2 – Melbourne Victory 3 (A-League, September 26, 2009) Jason Culina sent Victory keeper Glen Moss the wrong way from the spot and open the scoring after 18 minutes. Melbourne levelled just four minutes later when Carlos Hernandez unleashed a fierce drive from 25-yards. Archie Thompson converted Ney Fabiano’s pass to give Victory a 43rd minute lead but United equalised almost immediately when Porter headed home a corner. The deadlock remained until Bas Van Den Brink was adjudged to have brought down Thompson in the box four minutes from time, allowing Kevin Muscat to seal the points from a retaken spot-kick, after he’d missed his initial effort.
Newcastle Jets 0 – Perth Glory 1 (A-League, September 25, 2009) Mile Sterjovski scored on a penalty in the 81st minute to give Perth a narrow win over the Newcastle Jets.