VIDEO: Manchester City beat struggling Bolton, Home-sick Burnley fall at Fulham; Wigan-Stoke & Pompey-Sunderland locked in draws

Manchester City 2 – Bolton 0 (Premier League, February 9, 2010) (Alternative highlights here.) Adam Johnson won a penalty after half an hour which Carlos Tevez converted to put City ahead. Emmanuel Adebayor doubled City’s lead on 73 minutes with a powerful volley, chested down from Patrick Vieira’s pass. The result leaves Owen Coyle’s side just a point above the relegation zone.

Fulham 3 – Burnley 0 (Premier League, February 9, 2010) Danny Murphy opened the scoring for the home side, David Elm doubled their advantage on just his second start for Roy Hodgson, and Bobby Zamora put the icing on the cake for Roy Hodgson’s side wit a third in the second. Burnley remain without a win away from home this season.

Wigan 1 – Stoke 1 (Premier League, February 9, 2010) Wigan went ahead through Paul Scharner after quarter of an hour, but Tuncay’s header pulled Stoke level.

Portsmouth 1 – Sunderland 1 (Premier League, February 9, 2010) Portsmouth went behind to a Darren Bent penalty after nine minutes, and were down to ten men in bizarre circumstances – referee Kevin Friend initially showed a red card to Hassan Yebda, before realising it was Ricardo Rocha who had tripped Bent. The numbers were even after 53 minutes when Lee Cattermole was shown a second yellow for a crunching tackle on Basinas and David Meyler, who had only been on the pitch for two minutes, was shown a straight red with three minutes remaining. Aruna Dindane scored a last gasp equaliser for Pompey.


Werder Bremen 2 – Hoffenheim 1 (DFB Pokal, February 9, 2010) Bremen advanced to the German Cup semi-finals thanks to Hugo Almeida’s 76th minute winner. The Portuguese striker quickly restored the hosts’ lead after Prince Tagoe had cancelled out Naldo’s early opener.


Sporting Lisbon 1 – Benfica 4 (League Cup, February 9, 2010) Sporting were up against after six minutes after Joao Pereira was dismissed, and their problems were compounded moments later when David Luiz headed the visitors in front. The Lions doubled their lead on 29 minutes through Ramires, the Brazilian converting Peixoto’s low cross, though Sporting gave themselves hope through Liedson. Second half goals from Luisao and Oscar Cardozo sealed Benfica’s place in the cup final.


KV Mechelen 2 – Gent 2 (Beker van Belgie, February 9, 2010) The first-leg of the semi-final was a ding-dong battle, Zlatan Ljubijankic fired Gent into a 9th minute lead before Julien Gorius levelled ten minutes before the break.Mechelen moved in front a minute into the second period through Maxime Biset, but after Gent had Mbaye Leye sent off for a second bookable offence, Elimane Coulibaly grabbed a 65th equaliser to leave the tie on a knife-edge.


Lanus 0 – Libertad 2 (Copa Libertadores, February 9, 2010) Libertad striker Rodolfo Gamarra opened the scoring against Lanus in Group 4 after finding space at the back post and shooting under goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin in the 66th minute. Pablo Velazquez took advantage of poor defending from the Lanus backline to break through on goal and lift a shot over Marchesin in the 74th.

Cerro Uruguay 2 – Deportivo Quito 0 (Copa Libertadores, February 9, 2010) Claudio Dadomo gave Cerro the lead in the 20th minute against visiting Deportivo Quito, Rodrigo Mora scored Cerro’s second goal in the 63rd.

Nacional 0 – Once Caldas 2 (Copa Libertadores, February 9, 2010) Jaime Castrillon scored for Once Caldas in the 23rd minute and Danny Santoya sealed the victory in the 65th.

Universidad Catolica 3 – Colon santa Fe 2 (Agg. 5-5) (Pens. 5-3) (Copa Libertadores, February 9, 2010) Catolica won the second leg 3-2, with David Henriquez, Rodrigo Toloza and Juan Jose Morales on target, for a 5-5 aggregate draw which took the tie to spot kicks. Catolica goalkeeper Paulo Garces saved a Moreno y Fabianesi shot before Rodrigo Mannara netted the winner as the Chilean sideadvanced to the group stages.


CSKA Moscow 3 – OB Odense 1 (Friendly, February 9, 2010) Milos Kransic and Tomas Necid were again on the scoresheet for CSKA.