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Football: Bony bags brace, first hat-trick for Diabate

Ivorian sharpshooter Wilfried Bony took his season goal tally from all competitions to 19 with a brace as Swansea defeated Newcastle 2-1 at the weekend. Bony gave the Swans breathing space in the fight against relegation after Nigerian Shola Ameobi had put the Magpies ahead in the English Premier League match. Malian Cheikh Diabate was the toast of Bordeaux, scoring his first hat-trick in a 5-2 drubbing of French Ligue 1 strugglers Guingamp. ENGLAND SAMUEL ETO'O (Chelsea)

Football: Oldest international goalscorers

Oldest international goalscorers among FIFA member nations (name, country, age when scored, opponents) ahead of a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday. Mauritian Kersley Appou, who will be 43 years and 362 days old, could become the oldest international goalscorer in the game: 1. Aleksandar Duric Singapore 42 yrs 105 days Malaysia 2. Roger Milla Cameroon 42 yrs 39 days Russia 3. Stanley Matthews England 41 yrs 248 days Northern Ireland 4. Kalusha Bwalya Zambia 41 yrs 19 days Liberia

Football: Oldest international goalscorers

Oldest international goalscorers among FIFA member nations (name, country, age when scored, opponents) ahead of a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday. Mauritian Kersley Appou, who will be 43 years and 362 days old, could become the oldest international goalscorer in the game: 1. Aleksandar Duric Singapore 42 yrs 105 days Malaysia 2. Roger Milla Cameroon 42 yrs 39 days Russia 3. Stanley Matthews England 41 yrs 248 days Northern Ireland 4. Kalusha Bwalya Zambia 41 yrs 19 days Liberia

Football: Rennes edge past Angers to reach final

Two-time French Cup winners Rennes reached the final of this season's competition with a nervy 3-2 win over Ligue 2 side Angers on Tuesday. Rennes, who won the Cup in 1965 and 1971, will hope for better luck in the final on May 3 than their last visit to the Stade de France in last season's League Cup final where they lost 1-0 against Saint-Etienne.

Football: Rennes edge past Angers to reach final

Two-time French Cup winners Rennes reached the final of this season's competition with a nervy 3-2 win over Ligue 2 side Angers on Tuesday. Rennes, who won the Cup in 1965 and 1971, will hope for better luck in the final on May 3 than their last visit to the Stade de France in last season's League Cup final where they lost 1-0 against Saint-Etienne.

Football: Odemwingie maintains hot scoring streak

Nigerian Peter Odemwingie scored his third goal in as many matches to give Stoke City a 1-0 English Premier League victory over Hull City at the weekend. Compatriot Chinedu Obasi contributed a goal and an assist as third-place Schalke triumphed 2-0 against Hertha Berlin in the German Bundesliga. There were plenty of African goals in the French Ligue 1, including a stoppage-time winner from Ivorian Salomon Kalou for Lille. ENGLAND PETER ODEMWINGIE (Stoke City)

Football: Rennes find the winning momentum

Rennes finally strung together two consecutive Ligue 1 victories with a confident 3-0 home success against Bastia on Sunday that moved them clear of the drop zone. It was the first time this season that the Brittany outfit achieved three straight wins in all including their French Cup quarter-final success over Lille on Thursday. The hosts dominated from the outset with Romain Alessandrini opening the scoring after 14 minutes and Swedish striker Ola Toivonen doubling their advantage on 28 minutes.

Football: English Premier League results

English Premier League result on Sunday: Fulham 1 (Dejagah 71) Everton 3 (Stockdale 50-og, Mirallas 79, Naismith 87) Playing later (1600 GMT): Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Playing Monday (2000 GMT): Sunderland v West Ham United Played Saturday: Arsenal 1 (Flamini 53) Manchester City 1 (Silva 18) Crystal Palace 1 (Terry 52-og) Chelsea 0 Manchester United 4 (Rooney 20, 45-pen, Mata 57, Hernandez 90) Aston Villa 1 (Westwood 13)

Football: English Premier League results

English Premier League result on Sunday: Fulham 1 (Dejagah 71) Everton 3 (Stockdale 50-og, Mirallas 79, Naismith 87) Playing later (1600 GMT): Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Playing Monday (2000 GMT): Sunderland v West Ham United Played Saturday: Arsenal 1 (Flamini 53) Manchester City 1 (Silva 18) Crystal Palace 1 (Terry 52-og) Chelsea 0 Manchester United 4 (Rooney 20, 45-pen, Mata 57, Hernandez 90) Aston Villa 1 (Westwood 13)

Football: English Premier League results -- collated

Collated English Premier League results on Saturday: Arsenal 1 (Flamini 53) Manchester City 1 (Silva 18) Crystal Palace 1 (Terry 52-og) Chelsea 0 Manchester United 4 (Rooney 20, 45-pen, Mata 57, Hernandez 90) Aston Villa 1 (Westwood 13) Southampton 4 (Rodriguez 45, 89, Lambert 49, Lallana 70) Newcastle 0 Stoke 1 (Odemwingie 62) Hull 0 Swansea 3 (De Guzman 30, 38, Routledge 75) Norwich 0 West Brom 3 (Amalfitano 2, Dorrans 9, Thievy 90+4) Cardiff 3 (Mutch 30, Caulker 73, Daehli 90+5) Playing Sunday
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