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Falkirk 4 - 2 Stirling Albion - Kallum at the double

Posted Monday, January 03, 2011 by PA

Kallum Higginbotham boosted Falkirk's promotion hopes with a brace in a 4-2 win over Stirling. The former Rochdale striker grabbed his first goals since joining the Bairns over the summer. Higginbotham opened his account in the fifth minute when he swept in Chris Mitchell's corner. Albion found themselves two down in the 20th minute after the unfortunate Brian Allison turned Marc Twaddle's cr...Full Story »

Ayr Utd. 2 - 0 Dumbarton - Ayr keep up the pressure

Posted Monday, January 03, 2011 by PA

Ayr closed the gap on the top two as goals in each half from Mark Roberts and Daniel McKay secured a 2-0 home win over bottom club Dumbarton. Roberts opened the scoring for third-placed Ayr in the 11th minute when he thumped home a penalty after Dumbarton defender Alan Cook had fouled home striker Ryan McCann in the box. The visitors created several chances and almost equalised when Patrick Wa...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 3 - 3 Aston Villa - Clark gives Chelsea the blues

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by PA

Chelsea's amazing late fightback was in vain as Aston Villa scored a stoppage-time equaliser in a 3-3 draw which leaves the champions' Barclays Premier League title defence in considerable doubt. Didier Drogba and John Terry looked to have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with goals in the final six minutes at Stamford Bridge but the hosts' poor defending cost them when Ciaran Clark nod...Full Story »

Stoke beats Everton 2-0 in Premier League

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

STOKE, England (AP)—A header from Kenwyne Jones and a fluke own goal gave Stoke a 2-0 win over Everton on Saturday to end a two-game losing streak at home. Jones scored his sixth goal of the season with a perfectly placed header from inside the penalty area in the 23rd minute. The unlucky Phil Jagielka then scored his second own goal in his last two appearances when the ball bounced off h...Full Story »

Sunderland wins 3-0 as strikers all deliver

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

SUNDERLAND (AP)—Sunderland eased to a 3-0 victory over Blackburn Saturday with goals from Danny Welbeck, Darren Bent and Asamoah Gyan securing a sixth home win of the season. After failing to score from 34 attempts in Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat against Blackpool, on-loan Manchester United striker Welbeck opened the scoring in only the 11th minute. Bent scored his eighth league goal of th...Full Story »

Hearts maintain slim title hopes with 1-0 win

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP)—Hearts maintained their slim hopes of winning the Scottish Premier League title with a 1-0 win over Edinburgh rival Hibernian on Saturday. With leader Celtic and defending champion Rangers not in action until Sunday, third-place Hearts moved to within three points of the top after Kevin Kyle scored for a fourth straight match. The Scotland international headed in...Full Story »

Gareth Bale gives Tottenham 1-0 win over Fulham

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—Gareth Bale’s lightning reflexes gave Tottenham a 1-0 win over Fulham that extended his team’s perfect form over Christmas and New Year. The Wales winger reacted brilliantly to flick Rafael van der Vaart’s free-kick strike past goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer three minutes before halftime on Saturday. Spurs missed plenty of chances to add to their lead but still n...Full Story »

Man City beats Blackpool 1-0 in Premier League

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

MANCHESTER, England (AP)—Adam Johnson scored in the first half and Manchester City held on to beat Blackpool 1-0 Saturday despite Carlos Tevez missing a penalty. Johnson put the host ahead in the 34th with a low shot after Blackpool failed to clear a corner. Tevez then had a chance to double the lead just three minutes later but sent his spot kick wide left. Tevez wasted a number of othe...Full Story »

Hernandez gives Man United 2-1 win at West Brom

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

WEST BROMWICH, England (AP)—Javier Hernandez scored with 15 minutes left Saturday to give Manchester United a 2-1 win at West Bromwich Albion, which dominated the perennial Premier League power and missed a second-half penalty. James Morrison had equalized Wayne Rooney’s first goal from open play since March but West Brom’s Peter Odemwingie hit a penalty well wide of goal. We...Full Story »

Birmingham 0 - 3 Arsenal - Gunners keep pace with top two

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by PA

Arsenal kept the pressure on the two Manchester clubs at the top of the Barclays Premier League as they overwhelmed Birmingham, securing a 3-0 win at rainswept St Andrew's. A Robin van Persie free-kick and Samir Nasri's 13th goal of the season put the visitors in control before an own goal from Roger Johnson added to City's misery. The Gunners remain in third spot, two points adrift of United ...Full Story »

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