In London, Ruud van Nistelrooy scored two goals yesterday to lead Manchester United over Fulham, 3-2, and Robbie Keane came off the bench to score the winning goal in Tottenham's 3-2 win at second-place Charlton.
Collins John put Fulham ahead after two minutes, but Van Nistelrooy and Wayne Rooney scored to put Manchester United in front. Claus Jensen made it 2-2 with a free kick before United got another goal from Van Nistelrooy in the final minute of the first half.
Darren Bent scored two goals for Charlton. Tottenham replied with goals from Ledley King and Mido before Keane scored the winner in the 80th minute.
* SERIE A: In Rome, Vincenzo Iaquinta returned after a contract dispute that kept him out of three matches to score one goal and set up another, leading Udinese over Lazio, 3-0, to end a three-match losing streak.
The 25-year-old striker, who signed a contract extension Friday through 2010, earned and converted a penalty in the 51st minute and fed second-half substitute Antonio Di Natale for a 2-0 lead in the 64th. Veteran French defender Vincent Candela added a third goal in injury time.
* SPAIN: Substitute Pablo Redondo scored in the 88th minute to give Getafe a 2-1 victory over Valencia and lift it atop the Spanish league.
Redondo scored off a pass across goal by striker Ivan "Riki" Sanchez-Rico at Getafe's Alfonso Perez stadium to keep the club, playing in only its second season in the Primera Division, unbeaten with its fourth victory in six games and hand Valencia its first defeat of the season.
* BUNDESLIGA: In Berlin, injury-plagued Bayern Munich used a goalkeeper who had not played in nearly five years and still beat Wolfsburg, 2-0, to remain in first place in the Bundesliga.
Roque Santa Cruz scored in the 67th minute and Lucio added the other in injury time to keep the defending champions two points ahead of Werder Bremen.
* SCOTLAND: Celtic, which is in second place and trails Hearts by two points, beat Livingston, 5-0, in Glasgow. Rangers topped Dunfermline, 5-1.
* FRANCE: Paris Saint-Germain closed within one point of four-time defending champion Lyon after beating Nantes, 2-0, in Paris.
Major League Soccer
In Foxboro, Mass., Brian Ching and Dwayne DeRosario scored second-half goals as the Western Conference-leading San Jose Earthquakes (17-4-9) extended their unbeaten streak to 12 matches by beating the New England Revolution, 2-0.
East-leading New England (16-7-7) lost at home for just the second time in 15 matches.
* FIRE 1, WIZARDS 0: Thiago scored from 22 yards out in the 66th minute to lead Chicago in Kansas City, Mo. Thiago scored after taking a loose ball being fought for by Wizards defender Jimmy Conrad and Fire forward Nate Jaqua, giving Chicago (15-11-3) its first win in four games against Kansas City this season.
Chris Klein's 40-yard blast in added time was the closest the Wizards (11-9-10) came to scoring, but Mahoney got his fingertips on the shot, sending it against the crossbar.
* CHIVAS USA 1, CREW 0: Francisco Palencia scored in the 59th minute to lead Chivas USA in Columbus, Ohio. The Crew (10-15-4) almost tied it in the 71st minute but John Wolyniec could not convert a rebound attempt.
Chivas USA (4-21-5) won for the first time since beating New England on July 22. The loss eliminated Columbus from postseason contention.
* RAPIDS 2, REAL SALT LAKE 1: Jeff Cunningham scored in the 86th minute to lead Colorado in Denver. Salt Lake (5-20-4) lost its ninth straight and second against the Rapids (12-13-4) in 10 days.
* GALAXY 2, FC DALLAS 1: Herculez Gomez scored twice to lead Los Angeles in Carson, Calif.
The Galaxy (13-12-6) moved into second place in the Western Conference, holding a two-point edge over Dallas (12-10-7) with one game left.