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Khumalo and Furman were on the wrong side of things as Bournemouth hammered Doncaster Rovers 5-0 on Saturday


Steven Pienaar enjoyed a full 90 minutes as Everton edged West Ham United by a goal to nil at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Toffees are now two points behind fifth placed Tottenham Hotspur, but they will need to consistently get positive results if they are to finish in the top four.

Roberto Martinez's side needed an 81st minute Romelu Lukaku goal to claim three valuable points as they looked to be heading for another frustrating draw at home.

In the Championship, Tokelo Rantie's Bournemouth thumped Doncaster Rovers 5-0 in a one-sided affair at Dean Court Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Rantie came on in the 75th minute, replacing three-goal hero Yann Kermorgant, but the South African forward was unable to get his name on the scoresheet.

Andrew Surman played the entire game, dictating the pace of the midfield as Rovers had no answers in an afternoon that they will want to forget.

Bongani Khumalo also played the full 90 minutes, but the former SuperSport United skipper had a terrible game although the entire Rovers team didn't do well on the day.

Dean Furman was taken off before the start of the second half as manager Paul Dickov introduced David Cotterill to try and score an early goal that would have changed the complexion of the game.


Ayanda Patosi was introduced late in the second half, as KSC Lokeren went 1-0 down to KV Mechelen on Friday night.

The 21-year-old made little impact in the 10 minutes that he spent on the pitch, but he will be happy with some game time ahead of South Africa's international friendly against Brazil on Wednesday.

Darren Keet's KV Kortrijk returned to winning ways with a 4-0 drubbing of Cercle Bruges on Saturday night.

The former Bidvest Wits shot-stopper didn't have much to do as Kortrijk cruised at home, but he will be happy with only his second cleansheet this year.

Andile Jali's KV Oostende are certainly missing the services of Nyasha Mushekwi up front as they suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Mons.

Jali came on in the 66th minute of that defeat, but failed to inspire his teammates to what would have been a great comeback for Oostende.


Kamohelo Mokotjo missed PEC Zwolle's 3-3 draw at home against NEC Nijmegen on Saturday, as he continues to recover from an injury.

Zwolle have been leaking goals in the absence of the South African defensive midfielder, and they will be hoping for Mokotjo to return before the end of the season.


South African midfielder Daylon Claasen started on the bench as Lech Poznan defeated Piast Gliwice 4-0 on Saturday.

Claasen replaced Gergo Lovrencsics in the 62nd minute and contributed positively to the three goals that Poznan scored in the final 15 minutes of the game.

Poznan are fourth on the Ekstraklasa log with 40 points from 24 games. They trail log leaders Legia Warszawa by nine points, although that gap can stretch to 12 points if Warszawa win their game tonight.

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