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Lichaj makes first EPL start, Cherundolo hurt
by Paul Kennedy, December 11th, 2010 10:15PM



[AMERICANS ABROAD] Eric Lichaj made his first English Premier League start in Aston Villa's 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday that ended its four-game losing streak, while Steve Cherundolo, another U.S. right back, was taken off with a knee injury midway through Hannover 96's 2-1 win over VfB Stuttgart.

Lichaj, the 21-year-old right back out of Chicago, had previously made two EPL appearances off the bench. The win left Villa in 14th place.

All the other Americans in EPL action on Saturday play on teams lower in the standings than Aston Villa.

An update on the status of Cherundolo, the Hannover 96 captain, was not immediately available.

Americans Abroad
Belgium (Jupiler League)
Anderlecht 0 Lokeren 0
Sacha Kljestan-
Anderlecht (55 minutes)

English Premier League
Bolton Wanderers 2 Blackburn Rovers 1
Stuart Holden-
Bolton Wanderers (90 minutes, 1 goal)

Aston Villa 2 West Bromwich 1

Brad Friedel-Aston Villa (90 minutes)
Eric Lichaj-Aston Villa (90 minutes)

Fulham 0 Sunderland 0
Clint Dempsey-Fulham (90 minutes)
Eddie Johnson-Fulham (sub: 19 minutes)

West Ham 1 Man. City 3
Jonathan Spector-West Ham (90 minutes)

Everton 0 Wigan 0
Tim Howard-Everton (90 minutes)

English League Championship
Bristol City 0 Derby County 0

Conor Doyle-Derby County (5 minutes)

France (Ligue 1)
Monaco 0 St. Etienne 2
Carlos Bocanegra-
St. Etienne (90 minutes)

Germany (Bundesliga 1)
Freiburg 3 Bor. M'Gladbach 0
Michael Bradley-
Bor. M'Gladbach (90 minutes)

Hannover 96 2 VfB Stuttgart 1
Steve Cherundolo-
Hannover 96 (22 minutes)

Germany (Bundesliga 2)
Karlsruhe 1 Arminia Bielefeld 0
Luis Robles
-Karlsruhe (90 minutes)

  1. Philippe Fontanelli
    commented on: December 13, 2010 at 1:03 p.m.
    Not to nag and harp on Bradley....but look at difference between him and Holden week after week.

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