[AMERICANS ABROAD] Clint Dempsey scored in the second half to give Fulham a 1-1 tie at home against Birmingham -- the Cottagers' fifth game in a row without a win. Teenager Josh Gattscored in his third straight game for Austrian second division club SCR Altach. American keepers Tim Howard (Everton) and Brad Friedel (Aston Villa) endured long games at home. For updates on Americans abroad ...
Dempsey's goal was the fifth EPL goal of the season for Fulham, which is now only one point of the relegation zone with two wins, nine ties and four losses in 15 games.
(Sunday Times feature:Clickhereto read Dempsey's rise from the East Texas town of Nacogdoches to become Fulham's main man in its attack.)
Midfielder Stuart Holden failed a fitness test on his injured thigh and sat out Bolton Wanderers' 2-2 tie at home with Blackpool.
(Daily Mirror feature:Clickhereto read Holden's comeback story after being attacked outside a nightclub in Newcastle five years ago.)
Tim Howardendured a long afternoon in goal at home as Everton fell to West Bromwich, 4-1, at Goodison Park.
Brad Friedel faced the wrath of Arsenal, the EPL's best away team, as Aston Villa fell, 4-2, at home.
Gatt has four goals in his first season for SCR Altach, whose 2-1 loss to Austria Lustenau dropped it to second place.
Austria (Bundesliga 2)
Austria Lustenau 2 SCR Altach 1
Josh Gatt-SCR Altach (90 minutes, 1 goal)
Belgium (Jupiler League)
Anderlecht 4 Royal Charleroi 1
Sacha Kljestan-Anderlecht (90 minutes)
Denmark (Bundesliga 1)
FC Nordsjaelland 1 Sonderjyske 1
Michael Parkhurst-FC Nordsjaelland (90 minutes)
England (Premier League)
Everton 1 West Bromwich 4
Tim Howard-Everton (90 minutes)
Aston Villa 2 Arsenal 4
Brad Friedel-Aston Villa (90 minutes)
Fulham 1 Birmingham 1
Clint Dempsey-Fulham (90 minutes, 1 goal)
Eddie Johnson-Fulham (sub: 18 minutes)
England (FA Cup)
Carlisle 3 Tamworth 2
Frank Simek-Carlisle (90 minutes)
France (Ligue 1)
Nancy 1 St. Etienne 1
Carlos Bocanegra-St. Etienne (90 minutes)
Germany (Bundesliga 1)
Kaiserslautern 5 Schalke 04 0
Jermaine Jones-Schalke 04 (45 minutes)
Bor. Dortmund 4 Bor. M'Gladbach 1
Michael Bradley-Borussia M'Gladbach (90 minutes)
Hannover 96 3 Freiburg 0
DaMarcus Beasley-Hannover 96 (sub: 7 minutes)
Steve Cherundolo-Hannover 96 (90 minutes)
Germany (Bundesliga 2)
Karlsruhe 4 RW Oberhausen 0
Luis Robles-Karlsruhe (90 minutes)
Russia (Premier League)
FK Tom Tomsk 3 FK Rostov-Na-Donu 1
Eugeni Starikov-Tom Tomsk (56 minutes)