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Almeria 0 : 3 Valencia - Valencia cement third spot

Posted Sunday, April 17, 2011 by PA

A decisive second-half showing from Valencia against bottom club Almeria ensured they remained six points clear of Villarreal in the race for third spot in the Primera Division after this 3-0 win. Having dispatched their rivals for the Champions League berth 5-0 last time out, Los Che were on a high going into the match but found themselves frustrated by the relegation strugglers during the ope...Full Story »

Valencia win at Almeria to tighten grip on third

Posted Sunday, April 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

MADRID, April 16 (Reuters) - Valencia improved their chances of securing third place and automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League when they won 3-0 at bottom club Almeria in La Liga on Saturday. Second-half goals from in-form striker Roberto Soldado, defender Marius Stankevicius and substitute Jordi Alba sealed victory for Unai Emery’s side and lifted them to 63 po...Full Story »

Chelsea close on Arsenal with win at West Brom

Posted Sunday, April 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) - Didier Drogba was on target again as Chelsea, the only top-six team in Premier League action on Saturday, chalked up their 11th successive league win over West Bromwich Albion with a 3-1 triumph at the Hawthorns. Peter Odemwingie had West Brom ahead after 17 minutes but Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Frank Lampard turned it round by halftime as Chelsea bounced back well ...Full Story »

Aston Villa snatches 2-1 win at West Ham

Posted Sunday, April 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—Gabriel Agbonlahor headed an injury-time winner against West Ham to move Aston Villa up to ninth in the Premier League with a 2-1 win and leave the opposition stuck in the relegation zone. Agbonlahor met Ashley Young’s cross from six yards in the first minute of added time for only his third Premier League goal of the season, denying West Ham a valuable point in its atte...Full Story »

Palermo beats Roma 3-2 with 2 late goals

Posted Sunday, April 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

MILAN (AP)—Striker Abel Hernandez scored twice in the last six minutes to give Palermo a 3-2 win at Roma in the Serie A on Saturday. Roma took the lead through a penalty kick from Francesco Totti, and Mauricio Pinilla equalized from the spot before the interval. Jeremy Menez and Mirko Vucinic wasted chances that would have wrapped the game up for Roma. After Hernandez’s brace, Vuc...Full Story »

Man City beats 10-man United to reach FA Cup final

Posted Sunday, April 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

WEMBLEY, England (AP)—Yaya Toure kept Manchester City on course to end a 35-year trophy drought and ended Manchester United’s pursuit of a treble by sending his big-spending club into the FA Cup final with a 1-0 victory on Saturday. Toure exploited calamitous defending for the only goal in the 52nd minute at Wembley Stadium. City last reached the final in 1981 and hasn’t won ...Full Story »

Malaga 3 : 0 Mallorca - Baptista bounces back

Posted Sunday, April 17, 2011 by PA

Julio Baptista made a memorable return from injury as he bagged two goals in Malaga's impressive 3-0 Primera Division victory over Real Mallorca. Baptista had been sidelined for six weeks, but was back in the side and made an immediate impact to boost the Andalusians' survival hopes. Sebas Fernandez gave Malaga the lead after 26 minutes and Baptista doubled the home side's advantage prior to h...Full Story »

Getafe 1 : 0 Sevilla - Setback for Sevilla

Posted Sunday, April 17, 2011 by PA

Sevilla's European hopes were dealt a severe blow as the Andalusians lost 1-0 at out-of-form Getafe. Miku scored the only goal of the game when he took advantage of some poor marking by Federico Fazio to latch onto Dani Parejo's pass and beat Javi Varas. Sevilla started the day in fifth position, eight points behind fourth-placed Villarreal, but had been making positive noises about a return t...Full Story »

AS Roma 2 : 3 Palermo - Hernandez brace ruins Roma`s big day

Posted Sunday, April 17, 2011 by PA

Abel Hernandez struck twice in the last six minutes as Palermo claimed a 3-2 win to ruin a big day for Roma after the sale of the Eternal City club to foreign investors. The kick-off at the Stadio Olimpico came just 16 hours after Thomas DiBenedetto led an American consortium in buying the majority holding in the Giallorossi - the first time in Serie A history that a major club had fallen into ...Full Story »

Livingston 0 : 0 Ayr Utd. - Livi league run goes on

Posted Sunday, April 17, 2011 by PA

Division Two champions Livingston extended their unbeaten league run to 10 games despite playing almost an hour of the 0-0 draw against Ayr with 10 men. Livi's 21-goal top-scorer was dismissed in the 36th minute of an otherwise incident-free first half following a heavy challenge on Ayr midfielder Alan Trouten. Ayr created the better of the chances and Michael Moffatt was guilty of missing the...Full Story »

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