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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Notts Forest Ties QPR, Dortmund Unbeaten in 15 Games

LONDON -- Nottingham Forest striker Stan Collymore was guilty of a dreadful miss that allowed relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers to draw 1-1 at home.


Simon Barker nodded in the equalizer for Rangers in the 87th minute Sunday, after Steve Stone had given Forest the lead earlier in the second half, to take QPR one precious point further away from the relegation zone of the English Premiership.


Everton striker Duncan Ferguson provided more gloom for Manchester United on Saturday with a second half winner for Everton to slow the Reds' charge in the English title race.


Coming a day after the English Football Association banned its French striker Eric Cantona until October, the 1-0 loss at Goodison Park left United three points behind leader Blackburn. The result also pushed Everton up to 16th in the standings.


Ferguson gave the United defense an uncomfortable time throughout the game and scored the only goal in the 58th minute, heading home a cross from Andy Hinchliffe.


United provided plenty of chances and Andy Cole missed two easy opportunities. Leaders Blackburn failed to overpower Norwich City and missed out on a chance to increase its lead at the top. Rovers almost went ahead early in the game when left-back Graeme Le Saux struck the post from long range.


But Blackburn failed to score at home for the first time this season and it was Norwich substitute Jamie Cureton whose chance later on nearly won the match for the Canaries.


Arsenal cruised to its second victory in a row scoring a 3-0 victory at struggling Crystal Palace. Chris Kiwomya netted twice and Paul Merson once at Selhurst Park.


German striker Jurgen Klinsmann fired his 21st goal of the season for Tottenham but wound up on the losing team. Wimbledon's Nigerian international Efan Ekoku scored twice at White Hart Lane and the visitor won 2-1.


Veteran England international Peter Beardsley hit two for third place Newcastle in a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa, which has conceded seven goals in two games after scoring seven in one against Wimbledon last week.


Coventry gained a second victory in a row under new manager Ron Atkinson, downing Leicester 4-2 and sending the visitor back to last in the standings. Sean Flynn scored twice for the Sky Blues.


Liverpool came from behind to win 2-1 at Sheffield Wednesday, thanks to goals by John Barnes and Steve McManaman playing before a crowd of 31,964.


In Scotland, Celtic produced a stylish performance to stay in contention for a UEFA Cup place with an away draw at Hearts. ?175 million ($277 million) signing Phil O'Donnell scored his fourth goal for the club in the second half for a 1-1 draw.


Rangers kept up the pace at the top with a 3-0 demolition of Kilmarnock, but Hibernian were replaced by Motherwell in second place after they were defeated 1-0 by Falkirk.


Italian First Division. Gianluca Vialli scored a late solo goal to give Juventus a 1-0 win over Sampdoria on Sunday to keep their six-point advantage over Parma at the top.


The veteran center-forward struck against the run of play in the 79th minute. Vialli's 11th goal of the season left Sampdoria to rue three chances that winger Attilio Lombardo squandered earlier in the second-half.


Second-placed Parma found forward Faustino Asprilla in inspired form, lifting his side to a 2-0 win over Lazio. The Colombian showed a welcome return to form, using his graceful skills and sharp acceleration to outwit Lazio's defenders.


German Bundesliga. Borussia Dortmund ran its unbeaten streak to 15 straight games Saturday in Germany's Bundesliga, beating Cologne 2-1 with goals from Rene Tretschok and Stephane Chapuisat, to virtually see-off any challenge to their title ambitions.


After Dortmund scored four second-half goals in a 5-1 rout of 1860 Munich last Saturday, Franz Beckenbauer said: "No one at the moment can play the way Dortmund play. I don't see any possibility of catching them."


Bayern Munich, the defending champion, fell seven points behind Dortmund Saturday after drawing 2-2 with third-place Freiburg.


Dutch First Division. Roda JC Kerkrade held out for the final half hour with only 10 men to snatch a 2-1 win over Twente Enschede on Saturday and retain second place in the Dutch first division.


Roda took the lead in the 25th minute when defender Ray Atteveld sprinted through the defense and put the ball past goalkeeper Sander Boschker.


Johan De Kock was sent off four minutes before Nigerian Tijani Babangida secured the win when he made it 2-0 with a sensational goal at the end of a 60-meter run.


(Reuters, AP, MT)








The match was marred by eight bookings and the dismissal of the visitors' Pierluigi Orlandini, who scored Inter's second.








Roma struggled to break down relegation-destined Reggiana before easing to victory with second-half goals from Giuseppe Giannini and Abel Balbo.


Argentine Gabriel Batistuta scored a hotly contested equalizer off a quickly taken 75th-minute free kick to spare Fiorentina's unbeaten home record in an ill-tempered 2-2 draw with Internazionale.