Man United moves within a point of Arsenal
LONDON -- Manchester United beat Derby 4-1 behind two goals by Carlos Tevez on Saturday to move within a point of Premier League leader Arsenal.
Ryan Giggs and Cristiano Ronaldo also scored at home for the Red Devils, who have 36 points. Arsenal plays Middlesbrough on Sunday. Chelsea kept pace with a 2-0 win over Sunderland and has 34 points for third place. Liverpool lost for the first time this season, beaten 3-1 at Reading.
Aiyegbeni Yakubu scored a hat trick in Everton's 3-0 win over Fulham; Sulley Muntari scored twice for Portsmouth in a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa; and Newcastle scored an injury-time winner to beat Birmingham 2-1.
Giggs put United ahead in the 40th minute, scoring from a rebound after Ronaldo's initial shot had been blocked by Derby goalkeeper Stephen Bywater. It was Giggs' 100th league goal, and he's the 11th Manchester United player to reach the landmark. The 34-year-old Giggs has been at United for 17 years.
Tevez made it 2-0 in the 45th when he tapped in a free kick from Ronaldo and added his second in the 60th after taking a cross from Wes Brown. Ronaldo converted a 90th-minute penalty kick.
Derby pulled one back in the 76th, with Steve Howard scoring the first away goal for the Rams this season.
Chelsea was without striker Didier Drogba, who underwent a knee operation before the game. That gave Andriy Shevchenko the start, and he seized the chance by scoring on header in the 23rd. Frank Lampard doubled the lead with a penalty kick in the 75th.
Reading beat visiting Liverpool 3-1 with goals from Stephen Hunt, Kevin Doyle and Nicky Shorey. Bobby Convey helped set up the third goal.
ROME -- Tommaso Rocchi and Goran Pandev scored, helping Lazio defeat Catania 2-0 and distance itself from the relegation zone.
Rocchi redirected a header from a free kick by Cristian Ledesma in the eighth minute at the Stadio Olimpico and Pandev connected in the 89th from the center of the penalty area.
Catania ended with 10 men after Gionatha Spinesi was expelled in the 86th for protesting.
Lazio now has 17 points, while Catania has 18.
BERLIN -- Mike Hanke scored three goals to lead Hannover 96 past Werder Bremen 4-3 in the Bundesliga, ending Bremen's 10-game unbeaten streak.
Hanke boosted his chances of making Germany's European Championship team by scoring in the 12th and 24th minutes and sidefooting in a cross for the winner in the 77th.
Bremen fell two points behind leader Bayern Munich, which drew 0-0 with Duisburg. Bremen rallied from a 3-1 deficit and came close to taking the lead several times before Hannover scored again.
"We had the winner on our foot and we didn't convert it," Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf said.
The teams were separated after the final whistle. Bremen was upset at several calls by the referee, who disallowed an injury-time equalizer by Marcus Rosenberg because of a foul.
Players from Eintracht Frankfurt and Schalke were also involved in a shoving match at the end of their 2-2 draw. Frankfurt reserve Carlos Grossmueller was ejected after rushing onto the field and bowling over an opponent.
Bayern Munich and MSV Duisburg played to a scoreless tie. Bayern was at home against a team one spot above last place.
Defending champion Stuttgart continued its slow climb after spending the early season near the relegation zone, with a 3-1 win against Wolfsburg. Hamburger SV and Energie Cottbus also drew 0-0, while Bochum and Karlsruher SC played a 2-2 draw. On Friday, Dortmund routed Bielefeld 6-1.
PARIS -- Julien Rodriguez and Lorik Cana scored second-half goals to lead Marseille to a 2-0 home win over Monaco in the French league.
Marseille, which faces Liverpool in a crucial Champions League match Tuesday, took the lead in the 53rd minute when Rodriguez headed in a rebound after Bruno Cheyrou's shot bounced off the crossbar. In the 70th, Cana headed in Boudewijn Zenden's corner.
The win gives Marseille 21 points from 17 rounds, one point less than Monaco.
GLASGOW, Scotland -- Celtic needed an 85th-minute goal from Derek Riordan to tie St. Mirren 1-1 in the Scottish Premier League.
St. Mirren, which is in 11th place in the 12-team league, had taken the lead in the 74th through Stephen McGinn, who scored on a rebound after Billy Mehmet's shot was pushed away by Celtic goalkeeper Mark Brown.
Celtic leads the league with 33 points, followed by Rangers with 31. Rangers' weekend game was postponed so it could concentrate on its Champions League match against Lyon on Wednesday.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) _ The goalkeeper for Levadiakos was ejected during the team's 4-0 loss to Olympiakos in the Greek league, and his replacement from midfield saved the resulting penalty kick.
Goalie Nikos Karakostas already had conceded one penalty kick -- by Predrag Djordjevic _ when he received a second yellow card for fouling Luciano Galletti --n the 79th minute. Midfielder Paraskevas Andralas was sent into goal, and he saved the kick by Tassos Pantos.
Ieroklis Stoltidis, Darko Kovasevic and Costas Mitroglou also scored for Olympiakos, the defending Greek champion. Also, PAOK beat Veria 2-0.