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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, November 4, 2013
Everton and Tottenham blew an
opportunity to go second in the Pre-
mier League by playing out a lackluster
0-0 draw yesterday, while Cardiff beat
fierce rival Swansea 1-0 in the English
top flight s first-ever Welsh derby.
Arsenal kept its five-point lead after
ten games following a stalemate at
Goodison Park, which raised doubts
about the top-four credentials of both
Everton and Tottenham.
The day s other game---played amid
a heavy police presence in south Wales---
was also heading for a goalless draw
when Steven Caulker met Craig Bel-
lamy s corner with a downward header
in the 62nd minute, lifting Cardiff above
Swansea in the bottom half of the stand-
Swansea was reduced to ten men in
second-half stoppage time when goal-
keeper Michel Vorm was given a red
card for a professional foul on Fraizer
Campbell. With the visitors having used
all their substitutes, right back Angel
Rangel donned the gloves for the final
minutes and was forced into action from
the resulting free kick, tipping over Peter
Whittingham s effort.
With second place up for grabs after
defeats on Saturday for Chelsea and
Liverpool, the Everton-Tottenham match
failed to live up to expectations.
Neither goalkeeper was seriously test-
ed, although Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris
was involved in the biggest incident of
the match when he was knocked uncon-
scious after his head collided with the
knee of Romelu Lukaku in the 77th
After a lengthy spell of treatment, it
looked like Lloris was about to be sub-
stituted but the France captain chose to
play on despite medics advising him to
leave the pitch.
"Hugo still doesn t remember the
incident with Lukaku so he lost con-
sciousness there but he seemed assertive
and determined to continue and showed
great character and personality. We
decided to keep him on based on that,"
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas
said. Tottenham jumped two places to
fourth and Everton stayed seventh. (AP)
BERLIN---Augsburg survived a hectic finish to
beat Mainz 2-1 at home yesterday for the side s
first Bundesliga win in six games, with the vis-
itors ending the match with a striker in goal.
Andre Hahn scored twice as Augsburg climbed
away from the relegation zone and drew level on
13 points with Mainz, which has just four points
from its last eight league games. Hahn should
have scored in the seventh but scooped the ball
over the empty net from one metre on a rebound.
But he opened the scoring in the 27th minute,
when he took Daniel Baier s long pass on his chest
and slotted the ball beyond Mainz goalkeeper
Heinz Mueller inside the far corner.
Mueller sustained a hip injury and was replaced
by Christian Wetklo at the break. The new Mainz
goalkeeper tipped Sascha Moelders header over
in the 47th, and then clawed the ball away from
Hahn s feet in a one-on-one two minutes later.
Hahn recovered the ball, however, and curled
it into the unguarded net from a difficult angle
for his fourth goal of the season.
Halil Altintop hit the crossbar for Augsburg,
before Mainz substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-
Moting pulled one back from the penalty spot in
the 59th, after Sebastian Polter went down under
what seemed like light contact from Jan-Ingwer
Wetklo was sent off with two minutes remaining
for bringing down Arkadiusz Milik outside the
penalty area. Polter had to go in goal and he saved
Baier s effort from the resultant free kick.
Sergio Garcia scored late for Werder Bremen
to come from behind and beat Hannover 3-2 in
the late game. (AP)
into third place in the Scottish Pre-
miership by beating managerless
Hibernian 1-0 yesterday.
Stephen McManus 23rd-minute
header proved to be enough for the
home side at Easter Road, leaving
Motherwell level on points with sec-
ond-place Inverness and five behind
leader Celtic. It was Hibs first match
since the resignation of Pat Fenlon on
Motherwell beats Hibs 1-0 to go third
Everton, Spurs draw
...Cardiff wins Welsh derby
Swansea City's Miguel Michu, right, and Cardiff City's
Steven Caulker battle for the ball during during the
English Premier League football match at the Cardiff
City Stadium, yesterday. Caulker scored the winner
in Cardiff 1-0 win. AP PHOTO
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