Monday, February 25, 2008

Weekend Round Up: England

Fulham suited up five American's for the game against West Ham on Saturday, with Brian McBride and Clint Dempsey featuring in the starting 11. Eddie Johnson also made his debut for the club, coming on in the 76th minute to replace Clint on the wing for the Cottagers. Ultimately it was another late goal that decided the game, and Nolberto Soloano's contentious winner left Fulham with no points on the day. Jonathan Spector came on as a late sub for West Ham as the Hammers climbed to tenth place with the victory.

Reading suffered a 2-1 loss to Aston Villa at the Madejeski Stadium on Saturday. Marcus Hahnemann was in goal for the Royals, who remain in the relegation zone (along with Fulham and Derby) at the bottom of the Premier League table.

In the Championship, Jay DeMerit returned from injury for Watford, coming on as a late second half sub in Saturday's tie against Preston North End. The Hornets, however, dropped out of the top two in the Championship as a result of the 0-0 draw.

Today, Tim Howard and Everton take on Manchester City in a game that will be televised live on Setanta Sports from 2 pm ET. Everton have fallen out of the top four on goal differential, but a win tonight will vault them over bitter rival Liverpool who currently occupy the final Champions League spot.

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