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England 5-1 Kazakhstan

Oct 12, 2008

England made it three wins out of three in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a fine second-half display against Kazakhstan.

After a poor first half Rio Ferdinand, captain in the absence of the injured John Terry, nodded in a corner, before Alexandr Kuchma headed into his own net.

Zhambyl Kukeyev fired one back after an Ashley Cole mistake before Wayne Rooney headed in a Wes Brown cross and then tapped in after a David Beckham free-kick.

Jermain Defoe finished off the scoring with a late, low finish.
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Everton 2-2 Newcastle

Oct 5, 2008

Newcastle fought back from two goals down to earn a draw away at Everton in Joe Kinnear’s first match in charge.

Mikel Arteta’s penalty gave Everton a deserved lead before Marouane Fellaini made it two with a neat finish.

Steven Taylor inspired Newcastle’s comeback, heading in on the stroke of half-time, and then crossing for Damien Duff to equalise after the break.
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Portsmouth 2-1 Stoke

Oct 5, 2008

Jermain Defoe netted the winner and Portsmouth striker Peter Crouch scored with a spectacular overhead kick as Stoke were beaten at Fratton Park.

Crouch acrobatically fired Defoe’s cross into the bottom corner.

Stoke equalised when Rory Delap’s long throw was flicked on by Dave Kitson and Ricardo Fuller headed home.

Defoe rattled the post with a 30-yard drive but then found the net after Stoke’s Seyi Olofinjana allowed him to cut in from the left and shoot.

Stoke’s defeat leaves them in the bottom three with just one win from their opening seven Premier League matches.
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Tottenham 0-1 Hull City

Oct 5, 2008

Geovanni’s brilliant free-kick made it another perfect day in north London for Hull City – and piled the pressure on Tottenham manager Juande Ramos.

The Brazilian stunned White Hart Lane with a brilliant curling effort from 30 yards after only eight minutes.

Spurs twice hit the woodwork through Gareth Bale and Jonathan Woodgate before the break while Hull’s Dean Marney also hit the woodwork.
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Man City 2-3 Liverpool

Oct 5, 2008

Dirk Kuyt scored an injury-time winner as Liverpool came back from two goals down to beat 10-man Manchester City.

Stephen Ireland lashed in a shot to put City ahead and Javier Garrido curled a 22-yard free-kick into the top corner to extend the home side’s lead.

But Fernando Torres slotted home and, after City’s Pablo Zabaleta was sent off for a tackle on Xabi Alonso, headed in to level for the visitors.

Kuyt then decided the match late on when he slotted in at the far post.
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