JOHN KRETLOW - Monday, November 21, 2011
Tim Howard and Everton took down Wolverhampton while Robbie Findley found the back of the net in Nottingham Forest's win over Ipswich Town.
Everton 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Tim Howard and Everton broke a three game losing streak by beating Wolverhampton this weekend.
Howard started and went the distance in Everton's victory.
Everton was keen on breaking their losing streak, but Wolves were first to get on the score sheet when Stephen Hunt scored on a penalty kick in the 37th minute.
Phil Jagielka though equalized for Everton with just minutes to go before half time.
In the 83rd minute, Stephen Ward took down Louis Saha in the box, resulting in a penalty kick that Leighton Baines barried.
Everton took the victory and gave Wolves another loss. They have won just one game in their last six.
Baines was the only player booked for Everton, while Hunt, James O'Hara, and Karl Henry received yellow cards for Wolverhampton.
Everton next take on Bolton while Wolves travel to London to play Chelsea.
Sunderland 0-0 Fulham
Clint Dempsey and Fulham's match ended in a stalemate against Sunderland.
Dempsey started and was subbed out in the dying moments of the game.
Mark Schwarzer was the hero of the day, as Fulham's goalie made many key saves to conserve the tie.
In the 9th minute, Sunderland's Kieran Richardson headed a ball that hit Fulham's goalpost, nearly giving the Black Cats the lead.
Just seven minutes later Jack Colback hit the post once again for Sunderland.
Sunderland's best chance came when Stephane Sessegnon took a shot that deflected off a defender but was impressively saved by Schwarzer in injury time.
Lee Cattermole was booked for Sunderland while Fulham's Dickson Etuhu received a yellow card.
Sunderland next take on Wigan Athletic while the Cottagers play cross town rival Arsenal.
Birmingham City 1-1 Peterborough United
Jonathan Spector started and went the distance in Birmingham City's tie against Peterborough United in weekend Championship action.
The fist half was dominated by Birmingham, and the hosts were rewarded for their impressive play as David Murphy's cross was headed in by Marlon King.
The second half was a different story, as Peterborough took the momentum of the match.
In the 61st minute, George Boyd was taken down in the box, resulting in a free kick for Peterborough. Grant McCann then struck a brilliant ball that found the net and equalized for Posh.
Birmingham now has not won in over four games in all competitions.
City take on Burnley in midweek play while Posh take on Middlesbrough next week.
Nottingham Forest 3-2 Ipswich Town
Robbie Findley found the back of the net in Nottingham Forest's win over Ipswich Town.
Findlay started and went the distance in Forest's win.
Danny Collins opened the scoring for Ipswich Town in the 25th minute when Aaron Cresswell's cross was headed in by the defender.
In the 42nd minute, Forest's Lewis McGugan found Findley who slotted home his fifth goal of the season, equalizing the game.
Collins then scored again for Ipswich Town when he headed home a corner kick in the 62nd minute.
Joel Lynch though leveled the score again for Forest in the 82nd minute when he nodded home an Andy Reid pass.
In stoppage time Marcus Tudgay scored headed home a Greg Cunningham pass to give the hosts the come from behind victory.
Cunningham was the only booking of the game for Forest.
Nottingham next takes on Cardiff City. Ipswich will try and bounce back next week against Reading.
Zak Whitbread was injured and did not feature in Norwich City's loss to Arsenal.
Stuart Holden continues his rehab and did not play in Bolton's loss to West Bromwich Albion.
Conor Doyle did not make the game day roster in Derby County's loss to Hull City.
Mike Grella played the final eleven minutes in Brentford's loss to Charlton Athletic.
Frank Simek did not feature in Carlisle United's loss to Sheffield United.
Anton Peterlin did not play in Walsall's loss to Bury.
Jemal Johnson was left on the bench in Southend United's win over Dagenham & Redbridge FC.
Jon Paul Pittman did not feature in Crawley Town's win over Oxford United.