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In the English Premier League Tim Cahill scored in the 23rd minute and played a full 90 minutes in Everton's 3-3 draw with Aston Villa at Villa Park. It was Cahill first full match since foot injury restricted his game time since March 8.
In the English Premier League Tim Cahill scored in the 23rd minute and played a full 90 minutes in Everton's 3-3 draw with Aston Villa at Villa Park. It was Cahill first full match since foot injury restricted his game time since March 8. Mark Schwarzer conceded a goal against Manchester City, but Fulham came back in the second half to score three unanswered goals and take three valuable points away. Lucas Neill's West Ham lost 0-1 to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Neill picking up a yellow card in the 57th minute for a foul on Luka Modric. Vincenzo Grella came on for Blackburn Rovers in the 67th minute in their match against Liverpool at Anfield. Unfortunately for Grella, Rovers were 0-2 down when he came on and by full-time Liverpool had scored another two goals to inflict a 4-0 defeat on Blackburn which places them four points above the relegation zone. Middlesborough goalkeeper Brad Jones had a morale boosting 3-1 win over Hull City which has given them hope of avoiding relegation, although they are still in second last place on the ladder. Richard Garcia was not part of the Hull City squad for this match.
In the English Championship, Mile Sterjovski came on as a 61st minute substitute in Derby County's 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, whilst Nick Carle played 90 minutes for Crystal Palace, but could not prevent Cardiff City taking a 2-0 win at Selhurst Park. Adrian Leijer was on the bench for Norwich City's trip to play Swansea City but David Carney did not make the team sheet. The Canaries lost 2-1 and Leijer did not take the field. Patrick Kisnorbo was on the bench for Leicester City's 3-1 win over Hereford and the same goes for Adam Federici whose Reading lost 1-0 to Sheffield United.
In the English League One, Neil Kilkenny continued to start for Leeds United as they kept their hopes of a play-off position and possible promotion to the Championship alive with a hard fought 1-0 win over Stockport County. Chris Coyne watched from the bench as Colchester United lost 1-2 to Leyton Orient.
In the Italian Serie A, Mark Bresciano came on at half time for Palermo with the score 2-0 in favour of hosts Internazionale. Bresciano assisted his help his team to a dramatic 2-2 draw at the San Siro.
In the German Bundesliga, Josh Kennedy was again not part of the Karlsrhue squad that lost 2-0 to Schalke 04. The loss is Karlsruhe 5th in the last 8 weeks and they haven't scored in the last 720 minutes of football. These results place Karlsruhe firmly at the foot of the Bundesliga and almost certain relegation.
In the Dutch Eredivise, Jason Culina helped PSV win 2-0 at home to FC Utrecht, whilst Nikita Rukavytsya came on as a 77th minute substitute for Twente Enschede in their 4-2 win over Roda. Whilst Brett Holman was not part of AZ Alkmaar's 1-0 win over NAC Breda.
In the Russian Premier League, Luke Wilkshire's Dinamo Moscow recorded a 1-0 win over FK Rostov which places them second in the league behind PFK Samara Kryliya Sovetov.
In the Scottish Premier League, Scott McDonald's Celtic drew 1-all away to Heart of Midlothian which gives them only a slender 1 point lead over rivals Rangers with one round to play. Trent McLenahan played a full match for Hamilton Academical in their 0-1 home loss to Dundee United, whilst Danny Invincible was part of Kilmarnock's 3-0 win over Falkirk.
In the Turkish Super Lig, Harry Kewell was substituted close to full time in the Istanbul derby between Galatasaray and Fenerbache. The match ended in a nil-all draw in front of a capacity crowd at the Ali Sami Yen Stadium. Michael Petkovic kept a clean sheet in Sivasspor's 1-0 win over Antalyaspor which puts them at the top of the table by a point. Mile Jedinak and James Troisi started for Genclerbirligi in their 1-0 win over Konyaspor, with Troisi substituted very late. Unfortunately Bruce Djite was unavailable for selection due to a foot injury.
Nathan Burns came on for the final 10 minutes for AEK Athens when they lost 0-1 to Aris Salonika in the Greek Super League.
Michael Beauchamp played a full match for Aalborg in the Danish SAS-Ligaen, but lost 0-1 at home to Odense BK.
In the Swedish Allsvenskanliga, Ante Covic kept a clean sheet in Elfsborgs 1-0 win over Orebro SK in his second match for his new club,.
In the K-League, Jade North's Incheon United lost 0-1 to Gwangju Sangmu.
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