JOHN KRETLOW - Monday, April 29, 2013
Geoff Cameron's Stoke managed a huge three points over Norwich City, while Tim Howard and Everton notched a win over Fulham that keeps their European dreams alive.
Stoke City 1-0 Norwich City
Geoff Cameron and Stoke City notched a massive victory over Norwich City and are close cementing their spot in next season's Premier League.
Cameron came on in the 62nd minute, while Brek Shea did not dress for the Potters.
The only goal of the game came in the 46th minute as a long ball was flicked on by Peter Crouch and Charlie Adam pounced on it and found the back of the net for Stoke.
The Potters are now eight points above the relegation zone with three games left in the season. They take the road to play Sunderland next week.
Everton 1-0 Fulham
Tim Howard's Everton managed a massive victory over Fulham that keeps their dreams of European soccer still alive.
The win, alongside a Tottenham draw, keeps the Toffees in the running for a Europa League or Champions League position with three games left in the season.
The only goal of the game came in the 16th minute when Seamus Coleman set up Steven Pienaar for a one time shot passed Fulham ‘keeper Mark Schwarzer.
Everton trails Tottenham by three points now and look to continue their European soccer dreams with a huge win over rivals Liverpool next weekend at Anfield.
Wigan Athletic 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Clint Dempsey and Tottenham squeeked a come from behind draw against Wigan Athletic on the road.
Dempsey started and went the distance for Spurs.
The opening goal came early and embarrassingly for the home team. Wigan played the ball between its defenders and when ‘keeper Joel Robles attempted to clear the ball down field, Gareth Bal blocked the kick into the goal to give Spurs the lead in the 9th minute.
Wigan however leveled the game short time after when Emmerson Boyce hammered a header into the back of the net after a corner kick in the 11th minute.
Early in the second half Wigan notched a massive goal when Callum McManaman smashed a left footed ball passed Spurs ‘keeper Hugo Lloris from the edge of the box in the 49th minute.
In the 89th minute thought Spurs equalized when a Tom Huddlestone free kick into the box was mistakenly poked in by Wigan's Emmerson Boyce.
The win keeps Tottenham in the running for a top four finish, while Wigan will feel frustrated as a win would have jumped them into temporary safety.
Spurs take on Southampton next week.
Zak Whitbread dressed but did not feature in Leicester City's defeat to Watford.
Bolton's Tim Ream did not play in their draw with Cardiff City. Stuart Holden made a cameo appearance for Bolton.
Jonathan Spector and Will Packwood were injured and missed Birmingham City's loss to Ipswich Town.
Conor Doyle did not get off the bench in Derby County's defeat to Blackpool.
Seb Hines did not dress in Middlesbrough's draw with Charlton Athletic.
Frank Simek did not leave the bench in Carlisle United's loss to Cochester United.
Mike Grella did not feature in Scunthorpe United's win over Swindon Town.
Jon Paul Pittman dressed but did not feature in Oxford United's win over Accrington Stanley.