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Canadian players found the back of the net in four different leagues, capping off an action-filled weekend for Canucks abroad.

Ricketts gets first goal for Vålerenga

It was in a losing cause, but Tosaint Ricketts opened his account on Sunday for Vålerenga, a team for which he has played just three games.

The speedster's goal came in the 50th minute of the league closing match at Viking Stavanger, giving his club a brief lead. The hosts hit back with two goals in the following six minutes, handing Vålerenga a 2-1 loss to end the 2012 campaign.

Fellow Canadian Lars Hirschfeld was not dressed, as Vålerenga - secure in eighth place in the Tippeligaen - used the final couple of games to have a look at reservists and fringe players. Ricketts joined Hirschfeld at Vålerenga after a prolonged legal battle with his former club and only received clearance from FIFA to play for the Norwegian side a few weeks ago.

PSV pulls ahead in Eredivisie with another big win

Another week, another lopsided victory for PSV Eindhoven.

Saturday's victim was ADO Den Haag, which was routed 6-1 by the Eindhoven side as it continued to steamroll over all competition in the Netherlands. The win added to PSV's cushion atop the Eredivisie, with second place FC Twente only able to muster up a draw on the same match day.

Atiba Hutchinson lined up at right back in the victory, and he assisted on the opening goal.

De Guzman scores winner for Swansea

Jonathan de Guzman has been influential since joining EPL outfit Swansea City over the summer, and never was his presence more important than in the Swans' 2-1 win at Newcastle over the weekend.

The Canadian-born midfielder struck for the game-winning goal in the 87th minute, opportunistically pouncing on a loose ball and giving his side a crucial three points.

The win allowed Swansea to leapfrog Newcastle on the table, with de Guzman's team now occupying 10th spot in the standings.

Hoilett grabs goal in fruitless effort for QPR

Queens Park Rangers continued their abysmal 2012-13 campaign with a 3-1 loss to visiting Southampton on Saturday, further cementing their place at bottom of the Premier League's ladder.

Brampton, Ontario native Junior Hoilett started for QPR, and he managed to give his side a bit of hope in the 49th minute when his goal brought QPR to within one, but the Saints managed a response through an Anton Ferdinand own goal to ensure the victory.

Jackson sits for massive Norwich win

Simeon Jackson was merely a spectator as his side Norwich City recorded a huge 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Saturday.

The Canaries grabbed the lead at the hour mark and held on for dear life as the Red Devils looked to salvage the road trip to Carrow Road and maintain their hold on first place in the Premiership. It wasn't meant to be for United, however, as Norwich did enough to preserve the one-goal margin, giving the suddenly surging underdogs all three points.

Edgar sees spot duty in Burnley loss

David Edgar continues to reside in the doghouse as he once again was not in Burnley's starting lineup in the weekend fixture versus Charlton Athletic.

The big defender was called upon in the 77th minute, after his side had gone down 1-0. Edgar helped maintain the scoreline in his 13 minutes of play, but unfortunately for Burnley it could not find an equalizer.

The club sits in 15th in England's Championship, tied on points with the very same Charlton side that it fell to on Saturday.

Hume pots game-winner in League One action

Striker Iain Hume kept up his good form for new side Doncaster Rovers, scoring the only goal of the match in a 1-0 win over host Portsmouth.

Hume has tallied three goals in 11 games since joining Doncaster in September, but many of his earlier  appearances were cut short as the diminutive forward regained match fitness following an offseason spent training on his own.

Haber plays 72 minutes in loss

Marcus Haber started and played 72 minutes for Stevenage in a 4-1 loss at Sheffield United, a result which sees the one high-flying Stevenage fall to fifth in England's League One.

Nakajima-Farran a late sub, Klukowski AWOL in Cypriot league action

Issey Nakajima-Farran played the final 22 minutes of AEK Larnaca's 2-1 victory at APOEL in the Cypriot first division on Sunday.

There was no sign of left-footer Mike Klukowski for APOEL, which lost sole custody of top spot in the league with the loss.

Cavallini, Juventud fall to Nacional in Uruguay

Teenaged striker Lucas Cavallini made his return to the lineup for Juventud de Las Piedras after an injury spell, coming into Sunday's match versus Club Nacional in the 54th minute.

Unfortunately for Cavallini, who is on loan fron Nacional, Juventud fell 3-1 after giving up three straight goals.

Occean makes cameo, De Jong sits as Eintracht dispatches Augsburg

Olivier Occean seems to have lost his automatic starting spot at striker for Eintracht Franfurt, and he came on as an 89th minute sub in a 4-2 defeat of lowly FC Augsburg on Saturday.

At least Occean could say he took part in the match, however, as compatriot Marcel de Jong was nailed to the bench for the losing side, which now sits dead last in the Bundesliga.

McKenna score winner for Köln

Things were better for Canadians in the 2.Bundesliga, where defender Kevin McKenna made an early impact for FC Köln by scoring a 3rd minute goal against TSV 1860 Munich.

McKenna played the full 90 for Köln, which added a second half strike to claim a 2-0 victory.

Edwini-Bonsu makes late appearance for 2. Bundesliga leaders

Striker Randy Edwini-Bonsu saw limited action over the weekend, playing the final six minutes for Eintracht Braunschweig in a 3-0 drubbing of FC Ingolstadt.

Braunschweig maintains a healthy six-point cushion atop Germany's second division with the victory.

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