Friday, November 9, 2007

Quick UEFA Cup Wrap Up

Everton and Tim Howard made it six points from two games after last night’s UEFA Cup victory over Nürnberg. The Toffees left it a bit late, but goals from Mikel Arteta and Victor Anchibe handed the English club a deserved 2-0 victory. At the back, Tim Howard and the defense kept an important clean sheet that will undoubtedly boost confidence ahead of Sunday’s mammoth clash with Chelsea. Everton couldn’t be better positioned for that match, with five victories on the trot and Australian international Tim Cahill getting back to his best after injury.

Dan Califf and Aalborg BK claimed a late draw against Anderlecht, after Mattias Lindstrom equalized for the Danish side in the 86th minute. After the international break, Califf and his club will put their European credentials to the test, as they take on Tottenham, who are the favorites of the group. First, however, they’ll turn their sights back to the Danish league, and prepare to face FC Nordsjælland on Sunday.

As a side note, both Califf and Howard are part of Bob Bradley’s initial 17-man roster that will travel to South Africa later this month.

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