[AMERICANS ABROAD]Jozy Altidore went the distance for Sunderland for the first time in three weeks as the Black Cats rallied from two goals down to tie Cardiff City, 2-2, and extend their unbeaten streak in all competitions to five games. West Virginia-born teenager Gboly Ariyibi debuted for Leeds in its 2-1 loss at Nottingham Forest in the League Championship.
Altidore, who has scored just one goal in 17 games, continued to struggle in front of goal, however, as he failed to put away a rebound in the first half.
Sunderland is still in last place at the halfway point but is only two points behind Cardiff, which is tied for 16th place with Crystal Palace.
England (Premier League)
Jozy Altidore (90 minutes), Sunderland, 2-2 at Cardiff City
Geoff Cameron (90 minutes), Stoke City, 0-3 at Tottenham
Maurice Edu (DNP), Stoke City, 0-3 at Tottenham
Brad Friedel (DNP), Tottenham, 3-0 vs. Stoke City
Brad Guzan (90 minutes), Aston Villa, 1-1 vs. Swansea City
Tim Howard (DNP), Everton, 2-1 vs. Southampton
Brek Shea (DNP), Stoke City, 0-3 at Tottenham
England (League Championship)
Gboly Ariyibi (sub: 30 minutes), Leeds United, 1-2 at Nottingham Forest
Stuart Holden (DNP), Bolton Wanderers, 3-5 at Leicester City
Duane Holmes (sub: 14 minutes), Huddersfield, 5-1 vs. Yeovil Town
Eric Lichaj(90 minutes), Nottingham Forest, 2-1 vs. Leeds United
Oguchi Onyewu (DNP), Queens Park Rangers, 0-0 at Watford
Tim Ream (90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers, 3-5 at Leicester City
Jonathan Spector (DNP), Birmingham City, 3-2 at Blackburn Rovers
Zak Whitbread (DNP), Derby County, 2-1 at Barnsley
Danny Williams (90 minutes), Reading, 0-3 at Middlesbrough