RECAP: WEEKEND ENGLISH ACTION
Geoff Cameron and Stoke City were held to a draw against Southampton, while Tim Howard's Everton tied Tottenham in a pivotal Premier League match.
Hull City 1-0 Sunderland
Jozy Altidore and Sunderland went down to Hull City in a forgettable match for the Black Cats.
Altidore started and played the first half before being subbed out for Wes Brown.
Hull went up on a Carlos Cuellar own goal in the 25th minute and Sunderland were unable to mount any sort of comeback throughout.
To make matters worse Lee Cattermole and Andrea Dossena were sent off in the final minutes of the first half that gave Hull the two man advantage in the second half.
Sunderland continue in the relegation zone with just four points in ten matches this season.
The Black Cats look to bounce back with a win in the League Cup this Wednesday against Southampton. They take on Manchester City next weekend in league play.
Stoke City 1-1 Southampton
Geoff Cameron and Stoke City drew with Southampton at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.
Cameron started, went the distance, and was booked in the 88th minute. Brek Shea and Maurice Edu did not make the game day roster.
The first goal came in unfamiliar fashion as Stoke's ‘keeper Asmir Begovic launched the ball down field, caught a heavy wind, and bounced over Southampton goalie Artur Boruc for the tally. The goal came 13 seconds into the game and was the fourth fastest in Premier League history.
Southampton however leveled the game in the 42nd minute when Jay Rodriguez knocked in a header.
The Potters continue just a point above the relegation zone with just 9 points in 10 matches. They take on Swansea City next Sunday.
West Ham United 0-0 Aston Villa
Brad Guzan and Aston Villa managed a scoreless draw against West Ham United on the road.
Guzan went the distance and recorded four saves in the game.
The Hammers were the better of the two teams throughout, as they dominated possession yet were unable to formulate many clear-cut chances.
West Ham's best chance was in the first half when Matthew Jarvis rounded Guzan, but the American ‘keeper was able to track back and make the save.
The second half saw Villa's Christian Benteke come close to scoring, but his effort went off the post.
Villa is in 14th place and have gone winless in their last four matches. They look to bounce back when they take on Cardiff City next week.
Everton 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Tim Howard's Everton drew at zero against Tottenham in Sunday league action.
Howard played the full ninety minutes, recorded six saves, and was booked, while Brad Friedel dressed but did not feature for Spurs.
Spurs were the better of the two teams in the first half, but Robert Martinez' men played a strong second half but were unable to find the back of the net.
The Toffees are in 7th place and take on Crystal Palace next week, while Spurs are in 4th place and play Sheriff in Europa League action on Thursday.
AFC Bournemouth 0-2 Bolton Wanderers
Tim Ream and Bolton notched a big win on the road against AFC Bournemouth in Championship action.
Ream went the distance and was booked, while Stuart Holden did not dress because of a long-term knee injury.
David Ngog and Jermaine Beckford were the goal scorers for the Wanderers.
Bolton are now unbeaten in their last six games and are in 19th place.
They take on Millwall next weekend.
Nottingham Forest 0-1 Blackpool
Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest went down to Blackpool in a clash between promotion hopefuls.
Lichaj went the full ninety for Forest.
A big moment in the game came in the 35th minute as Forest's Djamel Abdoun was sent off for a rash tackle in the box. Blackpool's Thomas Ince stepped up take the penalty but Karl Darlow made the big save.
Blackpool was the better of the two teams with the man advantage, but Darlow was able to keep Forest in the game.
However, Stephen Dobbie finally put the road team ahead in stoppage time with a shot into the corner of the net.
Forest is in the final playoff position and take on Leicester City on the road next weekend.
Zak Whitbread did not dress in Leicester City's win over Watford.
Jonathan Spector and Will Packwood did not make the game day roster in Birmingham City's loss to Charlton Athletic.
Danny Williams did not feature in Reading's loss to Sheffield Wednesday.
Seb Hines dressed but did not see the field in Middlesbrough's loss to Blackburn.
Oguchi Onyweu did not feature in Queens Park Rangers' win over Derby County.
Duane Holmes never left the bench in Huddersfield Town's loss to Wigan Athletic.
Jon Paul Pittman made a cameo appearance in Wycombe's draw against Accrington Stanley.