Bordeaux move clear, Brandao spares Marseille

Brazilian forward Brandao earned Marseille a 1-1 draw at home to 10-man Toulouse on Saturday, while Bordeaux stretched their lead at the top of the table to four points by beating second-placed Monaco.

Brandao’s strike cancelled out Moussa Sissoko’s opener for Toulouse, who had goalkeeper Yohann Pele sent off early on, but Didier Deschamps’s expensively assembled outfit are now seven points behind defending champions Bordeaux in the table, albeit with a game in hand.

Third-placed Lyon visit Saint-Etienne in the Rhone derby later on Saturday night.

Toulouse were reduced to 10 men in just the eighth minute when Pele saw red for bringing down Mamadou Niang, but Alain Casanova’s side took the lead in stunning fashion 20 minutes later when Sissoko rifled a 30-yard free-kick into the top-left corner.

Pele’s replacement Olivier Blondel, who was brought on for Paulo Machado, came to the fore thereafter, saving from Souleymane Diawara, Lucho Gonzalez and Mathieu Valbuena before half-time as Marseille sought an equaliser.

Blondel prevented Valbuena from scoring with a sublime scissor-kick early in the second period but the visitors’ resistance was broken in the 75th minute when Brandao athletically volleyed in Bakary Kone’s centre from the right.

Both sides pushed for the winner, with Albin Ebondo and Etienne Capoue going close for the visitors, while Niang had a shot blocked on the line by Andre-Pierre Gignac and then fired just wide in injury time.

Bordeaux weathered a succession of Monaco corners in the early stages of their match at the Stade Chaban-Delmas, before visiting goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier was forced to keep out efforts from Yoan Gouffran and Wendel.

Laurent Blanc’s men continued to press in the second half and their efforts were rewarded in the 62nd minute when defender Marc Planus tapped home the winner after Ruffier had repelled a header by Marouane Chamakh.

Polish striker Ireneuz Jelen scored his second brace in a week to fire Auxerre to their fifth straight league victory, a 2-1 home win over Montpellier.

Jelen, Auxerre’s top scorer last season, was on target twice in the 3-2 victory over Lille last weekend and he notched a first-half double as Jean Fernandez’s team climbed to fifth in the table.

Elsewhere, Europa League participants Lille won 2-0 at 10-man bottom club Grenoble, who are still without a point this season, while Nancy defeated Boulogne-sur-Mer 2-1 and seventh-placed Lorient were held 1-1 at Lens.

Paris Saint-Germain, whose match at Marseille last weekend was postponed after a swine flu outbreak at the capital club, travel to Sochaux on Sunday, while Nice host Le Mans and Rennes take on Valenciennes.

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United beat Blackburn

Dimitar Berbatov and Wayne Rooney ensured Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United returned to winning ways in a routine 2-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford here on Saturday.

Rooney struck three minutes from time, converting Anderson’s cross with a clinical sweeping shot into the Rovers net from six yards out, to give his side a comfortable cushion yet this was far from a vintage performance from the defending champions.

United looked out of sorts for the first half-hour, possibly the legacy of an unfamiliar line-up which Ferguson had been forced to select with Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic both considered incapable of starting the game.

That left United with an unfamiliar centre-back pairing of Wes Brown and Jonny Evans although, save for a promising attack from El-Hadji Diouf which was ended by John O’Shea’s well-timed tackle in the 23rd minute, there was nothing to worry that re-shaped defence in the first-half.

United, however, were similarly slow to click into gear in their attacking play and Blackburn, still smarting from the dressing down they received from manager Sam Allardyce after last weekend?s five-goal defeat at Chelsea, were in no mood to repeat the mistakes made at Stamford Bridge.

Blackburn followed Allardyce’s instructions to the letter, packing ten men behind the ball whenever possible, and on the odd occasion United managed to work their way through the massed Rovers ranks, visiting keeper Paul Robinson was in inspired form.

On the half hour, Antonio Valencia’s right-wing cross was met by Berbatov but the Bulgarian’s downward header bounced up perfectly for Robinson to acrobatically tip the ball over the crossbar.

Shortly afterwards, Berbatov, again, threatened the Blackburn goal with a low, skidding shot from 22 yards which Robinson did well to turn around his left-hand post with a smart dive.

Before the interval, Berbatov also had the ball in the net, converting Rooney’s low cross, only for the ‘goal’ to be correctly ruled out for an offside against the England centre-forward.

Nani, who, along with Valencia on the other United wing, had put in a disappointing effort in the opening period, missed a glorious opportunity when he failed to connect with a Valencia corner late in the first-half.

With no obvious improvement at the start of the second half, and with the Old Trafford crowd starting to show increasing disquiet, United finally enjoyed the slice of good fortune their efforts just about merited.

Patrice Evra’s low shot from outside the area flew directly to the feet of Berbatov, back to goal, and the forward spun instantly before depositing an unstoppable shot into the far corner of Robinson’s goal, his fourth of the season, in the 55th minute.

Going behind forced Rovers into altering their game plan and Allardyce brought on attacking midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen in place of his more defensive team-mate Keith Andrews.

The change in the game’s balance and shape should have brought more chances for United, who threw on young French winger Gabriel Obertan for his first taste of Premier League football in place of the disappointing Nani.

Within minutes, Obertan was sent clear by Anderson although the Frenchman could only muster a shot directly at Robinson after sprinting half the length of the field.

Rooney shot well over soon after before Obertan, astonishingly, failed to hit the target from six yards after fellow substitute Michael Owen had allowed Valencia’s pass to fall into his path.

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Higuain gives Real, Pellegrini much-needed derby relief

Real Madrid bounced back from their midweek Kings Cup shambles against Alcorcon defeating derby rivals Getafe 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday despite playing almost three quarters of the match with ten men.

Argentine Gonzalo Higuain was the hero scoring twice in three minutes (53 min, 56) as Real moved level on points with Barcelona at the top of the table and eased the pressure on coach Manuel Pellegrini following their 4-0 first leg cup defeat to tiny Alcorcon on Tuesday.

It was far from plain sailing for Real who were up against it from the 27th minute when centre-back Raul Albiol got a straight red for hauling down Real old boy Roberto Soldado.

However, Real showed their team spirit to defy their numerical disadvantage with Higuain showing some clinical finishing to help Real to end a three game winless streak and move them level on points with Barcelona.

Real now have a tough week ahead of them with a Champions League trip to AC Milan on Tuesday and then another derby against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.

Undefeated Barcelona travel to Osasuna later on Saturday aiming to move three clear of Real again. Osasuna were the last team to beat Barca in the league winning 1-0 on the penultimate weekend of last season.

Unsurprisingly Pellegrini took action following the Alcorcon fiasco choosing to drop captain Raul and omit Guti from the squad after a reported feud.

Kaka, Xabi Alonso, Higuain and Lassana Diarra all came in but Cristiano Ronaldo was again missing with his problematic ankle injury.

Portuguese defender Pepe also returned to face Getafe for the first time since his controversial stamping incident in last season?s 3-2 win.

Pepe received a 10-match suspension for brutally stamping on Getafe?s Francisco Casquero although the two did not come face to face with Casquero, who was left on the substitutes bench.

Real were flat in the opening quarter hour with Getafe but Marcelo could have put them in front but sliced his shot over when well-placed.

There had been little else to note and then in the 27th minute the game exploded when Albiol was sent off.

Albiol appeared to be tugging Soldado?s shirt and the referee brandished a straight red card to stun Real players and the home crowd.

Down to ten men Real actually improved and Karim Benzema spurned a great chance firing straight at the goalkeeper.

Getafe had gone to sleep but almost took the lead a minute before half-time with Soldado’s header saved by stand-in captain Iker Casillas.

In the second half Real stormed out of the blocks with French duo Diarra and Benzema both going agonisingly close.

Higuain, often overlooked this season, showed them how to do it taking advantage of some poor defending to chest the ball expertly and dispatch a left-footed shot home.

Getafe were stunned by the 53rd minute strike and three minutes later Higuain netted again using his pace to accelerate past his man and smash home.

The Argentine was denied a hat-trick by the post in the 65th minute before being taken off for Raul in the final quarter hour.

After firing blanks in their past two matches Sevilla look to hit the goal trail again at promoted Xerez.

Sevilla are six points behind Barcelona in third with Valencia breathing down their necks in fourth.

Atletico Madrid coach Quique Sanchez Flores makes his league debut at Athletic Bilbao later on Saturday looking to turn the club’s fortunes around.

Atletico, a point above the relegation zone, face Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday and then Real Madrid next weekend in a real baptism of fire for Flores.

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Comeback kings Napoli stun Juventus

Napoli fought back from a two-goal deficit for the second time in three days to shock Juventus 3-2 in Turin on Saturday and prevent Ciro Ferrara’s team from closing the gap to leaders Inter Milan.

Having scored two injury-time goals to earn a 2-2 draw at home to AC Milan on Wednesday, Napoli produced another dramatic and ultimately even more successful comeback.

Marek Hansik scored a brace while substitute Jesus Datolo scored one and created one as Napoli moved up to fifth in the table while second-placed Juve remain four points behind Inter.

Although Juve enjoyed a lot of possession, early on all the best chances fell to Napoli.

And it was German Denis, the substitute hero on Wednesday with a goal deep into injury time and rewarded with a start in Turin, who quickly turned to villain for the southerners.

He had two early chances to put Napoli ahead but headed the first wide from Ezequiel Lavezzi’s cross and then failed to make contact with Cristian Maggio’s centre from close range.

On 20min Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made a fingertip save to divert a dipping Salvatore Aronica shot over the bar and from the resulting corner Denis was afforded a free header from eight yards but put it wide.

Incredibly moments later, Denis’s nightmare continued as he headed wide again from another corner but this time from even closer.

Finally Juve started to exert some pressure themselves and Felipe Melo shot inches wide after Diego teed him up.

The hosts then took the lead out of the blue as Zoltan Grygera cut in from the right onto his left foot and sent a delightful inswinging cross for veteran French forward David Trezeguet, who made an expert run across the line and headed home as centre-back Hugo Campagnaro was guilty of ball-watching.

Juve doubled their lead on 54min after more poor defending from Napoli as Matteo Contini inexplicably headed a Trezeguet cross down to Sebastien Giovinco, unmarked on the edge of the six yard box, who gratefully accepted the gift.

Napoli did not let their heads drop, though, and were quickly back in the game as Hamsik rifled home at the back post from Datolo’s cross on 59min.

And Datolo it was who equalised five minutes later as Denis won another header at a corner – finally directing one on target – with Buffon palming the ball away and Datolo sweeping home the rebound.

It was an end to end game but the winner came from a lightning counter attack with Lavezzi running at the heart of Juve’s back-pedalling defence and feeding the overlapping Datolo out on the left and after Tiago failed to clear his cross, Hamsik followed up to fire high into the top corner from 12 yards.

Juve substitute Amauri was then harshly sent-off in injury time for a challenge on Napoli goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis.

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Craddock´s double earns battling Wolves a point

Jody Craddock hit a second-half double as Wolverhampton came back from two goals down to earn a battling 2-2 draw at Stoke on Saturday.

Mick McCarthy’s side endured a dismal first half at the Britannia Stadium as an own goal from George Elokobi and Matthew Etherington’s stunning volley put Stoke well in control.

Craddock, 34, had scored only eight league goals in six seasons at Wolverhampton, but he was in the right place at the right time twice in the second half to salvage a point for his struggling side.

Stoke had started at a lively pace and Ricardo Fuller glanced a header wide from a long Rory Delap throw-in.

Tony Pulis’s side took the lead in the 18th minute. Thomas Sorensen started the move with a quick throw out to Etherington and he crossed into the penalty area, where Elokobi could only deflect the ball into his own net under pressure from James Beattie.

Former Southampton striker Beattie forced a fine save from Wayne Hennessey as he met a deep cross from Ryan Shawcross.

And Stoke’s pressure told again in the 44th minute when Etherington doubled their lead.

Christophe Berra headed clear a Delap throw but Etherington chested the ball down and volleyed home from the the edge of the area.

But McCarthy made a crucial half-time substitution, bringing on Nenad Milijas in place of Segundo Castillo.

Within 60 seconds Milijas had played a role in reducing the arrears. His inswinging free-kick was flicked on by Berra and Craddock was on hand to bundle the ball over the line despite Stoke’s appeals for offside.

Beattie was only just off target after attacking a near post cross from Shawcross. But Craddock struck for the second time in the 64th minute to equalise.

Milijas was the provider again with a near post corner and no-one picked up Craddock whose flicked header flew past Sorensen.

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Everton and Villa share spoils

Everton and Aston Villa drew 1-1 at Goodison Park here on Saturday in a Premier League match where both sides finished with 10 men.

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov put the Toffees in front after being set up by Aiyegbeni Yakubu before substitute John Carew levelled for Villa.

But in the closing stages Bilyaletdinov was sent off for a two-footed challenge and Villa’s Carlos Cuellar then saw red.

The match was still goalless heading towards the break when Everton and Australia midfielder Tim Cahill broke clear from Richard Dunne and crossed, with the ball taking a touch off Yakubu.

The ball then spun loose to Russia midfielder Bilyaletdinov, who sidefooted past Brad Friedel to make sure the United States goalkeeper would not keep a clean sheet on his 200th consecutive Premier League appearance.

Villa manager Martin O’Neill brought Carew on at half-time and saw his decision rewarded with an equalising goal a minute after the break.

Stephen Warnock’s cross found Gabriel Agbonlahor at the back post, and although Tim Howard got a hand to the striker’s shot, Norway international Carew turned in the loose ball.

Everton manager David Moyes took off Marouane Fellaini in favour of top-scorer Louis Saha.

The French forward fired wide with five minutes remaining, shortly after Warnock’s aerial challenge had denied Cahill.

There was still time for both sides to have a player sent-off, with Bilyaletdinov exiting for a two-footed challenge on Stiliyan Petrov before Cuellar, already booked by referee Lee Probert for a foul on Leighton Baines, received a second yellow card for upending Yakubu.

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10-man Sunderland fightback to frustrate Hammers

Sunderland’s 10 men fought back from two goals down to earn a dramatic 2-2 draw against West Ham on Saturday.

Steve Bruce’s team looked dead and buried as Guillermo Franco and Carlton Cole put West Ham in control at the Stadium of Light.

Andy Reid got one back for Sunderland before the break but the hosts were in trouble again when Kenwyne Jones was sent off for violent conduct just before half-time.

Even that couldn’t discourage Sunderland and Kieran Richardson equalised late on to deny struggling West Ham only their second Premier League win this season.

A frustrating day for Gianfranco Zola’s side was capped when midfielder Radoslav Kovac was sent off in the final minutes.

Sunderland’s leading scorer Darren Bent came close to an early goal when Lorik Cana picked out the former Tottenham striker and he nodded just wide.

But West Ham were quickly into their stride and Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon had to save Mark Noble’s curling strike from the edge of the penalty area.

They took the lead in the 30th minute when Jack Collison beat Sunderland’s offside trap and crossed for Franco to slot home at the near post.

It was the Mexican’s first goal since moving from Spanish side Villarreal in pre-season.

Zola’s men didn’t have to wait long for a second goal. Cole was picked out by Collison’s reverse ball and, after taking a touch, the England striker drove a cool finish past Gordon in the 36th minute.

Reid gave Sunderland hope two minutes later after Valon Behrami had fouled Steed Malbranque on the edge of the area.

Republic of Ireland midfielder Reid took full advantage as he whipped a superb free-kick over the wall and past England goalkeeper Robert Green.

Just as Sunderland looked to be back in the game, Jones was given a straight red in first-half stoppage time. He was fouled by Herita Ilunga and retaliated by pushing him in the face.

Green kept the visitors in front with two quickfire saves early in the second half as he pushed Bent’s low shot behind for a corner and then parried Michael Turner’s header from the resulting set piece.

Sunderland were a man down but had no intention of surrendering.

The Black Cats came desperately close in the 65th minute when Cana’s header after a Reid corner came back off the crossbar and, from the rebound, Paula Da Silva’s header was tipped onto the bar and behind by Green.

Bruce’s side kept pushing and finally levelled through Richardson in the 76th minute.

Bent’s cross from the right was deflected off Matthew Upson and looped high over the head of Green to the back post where Richardson was on hand to help it home.

West Ham were reduced to 10 men in the 87th minute when Kovac was sent off, having picked up a second yellow for a foul on Bent.

Bent had a chance to win it moments later but lashed his left-footed effort well wide, then Sunderland needed a goalline clearance from Turner to deny Noble in a dramatic finish.

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Groundhog day as Chelsea thrash Bolton

Chelsea beat Bolton Wanderers 4-0 for a second time in a matter of days as they stayed on top of the Premier League table with a convincing victory here at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday.

Fresh from dumping Wanderers out of the League Cup by a 4-0 margin on Wednesday, Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti saw goals from Frank Lampard, Deco and Didier Drogba, with Zat Knight also scoring an own goal, keep the Blues out in front of the chasing pack.

Gary Megson’s side offered strong resistance in the opening period before Jlloyd Samuel was sent off for tripping Drogba in the area and Lampard made no mistake from the spot.

And after the interval, a clever breakaway allowed Portuguese play-maker Deco to double the lead.

They added a third late on when Knight headed Ricardo Carvalho’s cross into his own net to give the score-line an even more one-sided feel.

Even though it ended up as a convincing victory, Ancelotti’s side certainly did not have it all their own way.

Bolton tried to expose Chelsea’s perceived weakness at set pieces inside a minute with a Lee Chung-wong free-kick that was headed over by the unmarked Tamir Cohen.

When Chelsea’s calm build-up play finally did create some space, they failed to make the most of their first opportunity on goal.

Nicolas Anelka’s cross from the right was met by a header from Drogba that flew well wide of goal.

But they produced a fine move when Drogba fed Anelka and his strike was pushed wide of the near post by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

From the Deco corner that followed Drogba climbed highest and Jaaskelainen had to be at full stretch to turn over the bar.

As the pressure continued, Michael Essien also shot over before Gary Cahill’s slip almost handed Chelsea the lead.

But Bolton’s Kevin Davies should have opened the scoring just after the half hour when he seized on Johan Elmander’s flick on only to drive wide of Petr Cech’s goal.

But on the stroke of half time, Chelsea got their breakthrough when Deco played in to Michael Ballack and the German slid the ball through for Drogba.

The Chelsea striker went down under Samuel’s challenge and referee Peter Walton had no choice but to point to the spot and show the Bolton man a straight red.

Lampard then sent Jaaskelainen the wrong way with the spot-kick for his fifth of the season on the stroke of half time.

Megson sacrificed the attacking quality of Lee as well as Chris Basham to send on Ricardo Gardner and Paul Robinson at the break.

But it was Chelsea again that were first to threaten after the re-start as Drogba tore onto a raking Lampard pass to force a low save from Jaaskelainen.

And at the other end, Cohen summed up Bolton’s frustration by firing a free-kick into the stand.

But just after the hour Deco looked to have made the game safe when Anelka charged into Bolton territory and fed the Portuguese, who cut inside Robinson’s despairing dive and curled past Jaaskelainen.

The visitors were now in total control and able to open up Bolton at will.

Drogba threatened once again and former Bolton player Anelka also went close with a swift counter-attack and shot that was held low down by Jaaskelainen.

Carvalho whipped in a cross from the left and Knight could only head into his own net under heavy pressure from Branislav Ivanovic.

And Drogba completed what turned into a rout with a close-range finish from Lampard’s flick.

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Fulham stun nine-man Liverpool

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez endured another day to forget after his side were beaten 3-1 at Fulham and had two men sent-off at Craven Cottage here on Saturday.

Defenders Philipp Degen and Jamie Carragher were both shown straight red cards in the space of two second half minutes as the good work the Reds achieved in reviving their Premier League title challenge during last week’s win over Manchester United was undone.

Bobby Zamora had given Fulham the lead but Liverpool had no idea of what was to follow when Fernando Torres volleyed an equaliser.

Substitute Erik Nevland’s cheeky flick put the home side back in front and Clint Dempsey wrapped up the victory once Liverpool were down to nine men.

Benitez is famed for changing his line-up whatever the previous score and, given that the 2-1 defeat at Arsenal his side had suffered in midweek was in the League Cup, Saturday was no exception.

The Spaniard opted to give forward Andriy Voronin a rare Premier League start – his first of the season – as he sought to solve the problem of Steven Gerrard’s continuing absence.

The England midfielder is making a slow recovery from a groin injury that may yet require surgery.

Voronin fired in an early free-kick from the left that Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer opted to punch away and the Australian was then involved in a collision with Torres as he gathered a ball into the box.

There was no question of a penalty and referee Lee Mason made the same decision when Lucas Leiva went down in the box under Brede Hangeland’s challenge.

Dirk Kuyt’s ball across the box from the right just eluded Torres in front of goal as Liverpool continued to dominate the opening exchanges.

But Fulham took the lead in the 24th minute.

Damien Duff was the architect with a ball behind the Liverpool defence from the left that Zamora had anticipated perfectly and he made no mistake from close range.

Liverpool’s confidence sagged after that setback but Torres volleyed them level three minutes before half-time.

Fulham captain Aaron Hughes managed to block Voronin’s header but the rebound went straight to the former Atletico Madrid man, whose first-time shot from the edge of the penalty area gave Schwarzer no chance.

The home side replaced Duff and Diomansy Kamara with Zoltan Gera and Nevland at the break and Emiliano Insua did well to stop Dempsey sending Nevland clear.

Chris Baird was shown a yellow card for barging Lucas over and the Fulham fans were angry not to be awarded a penalty soon afterwards when Zamora and Carragher tussled as they ran towards the Liverpool goal.

The Liverpool defender lost his footing first and fell across his opponent, toppling him too. Referee Mason was some way away and ruled play on.

Torres was replaced by Ryan Babel for the final 25 minutes, with Benitez perhaps wanting to keep him fresh for Wednesday’s all-important Champions League game in Lyon.

But Nevland netted a cheeky poacher’s goal to put Fulham back in front.

Konchesky fired over a cross from the left that Reina could only flap away and when Gera headed the ball back into the six-yard box the former Manchester United man was there to flick it home.

Zamora blasted a chance to clinch it over the bar before Degen was shown a straight red card in the 80th minute for lunging in on Dempsey.

Last-man Carragher followed him two minutes later for hauling back Zamora.

The nine men were under intense pressure and Dempsey made it 3-1 with three minutes remaining.

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Resurgent Pompey punish woeful Wigan

Portsmouth temporarily put their footballing and financial woes behind them on Saturday by claiming their first home league win of the season in a 4-0 hammering of Wigan.

Ivory Coast international Aruna Dindane and French strike partner Frederic Piquionne scored a goal apiece before half-time with Dindane’s second half brace giving Pompey their second 4-0 home win this week following their League Cup win over Stoke City.

Pompey, who were handed a transfer embargo due to their precarious financial position two weeks ago, began this encounter desperate to quell fans’ fears after a slump that has left them bottom of the Premier League.

Wigan, too, were only too happy to get the match underway after days of unwelcome publicity after striker Marlon King was handed an 18-month jail sentence for actual body harm, leading to his sacking by the club.

It was the hosts, however, who went in for the first half interval feeling most buoyed.

Dindane was in the right place at the right time in the 35th minute and kept his cool to lob Chris Kirkland as the Wigan ‘keeper came out to try and block.

Just before the half-time whistle Dindane found Piquionne with a pass in midfield allowing the Frenchman to thunder down the left flank to slide the ball past Kirkland.

Portsmouth resumed in confident fashion but just 10 minutes after the restart Piquionne had Pompey manager Paul Hart worried when he sustained a head injury.

He was stretchered off and put into a headbrace, making way for Nigerian striker Nwankwo Kanu.

Five minutes later Fratton Park was jumping for joy again when Kanu sent the ball into the box where an unmarked Dindane only had to tap the ball home to score his second, and their third.

Moments later Charles N’Zogbia came close to reducing arrears for Wigan but his shot, after a one-two with Kapo, sailed well over David James’ crossbar.

In the final minute of regulation time Kanu won a penalty after being fouled in the box by Emmerson Boyce.

Dindane stepped up to send Kirkland the wrong way to claim a memorable third goal of the match.

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