Fulham ride on late goal

London, February 1:

Carlos Bocanegra scored in second-half injury time and Fulham beat Tottenham 1-0 in the Premier League, while Wigan jumped over Arsenal into fifth with a 1-1 draw against Everton.

Tottenham finished the match with 10 men after defender Michael Dawson was sent off in the 72nd minute for a second yellow card. Bocanegra headed home the winner in a Simon Elliott free kick in the 91st minute.

Chelsea leads the league with 62 points, followed by Manchester United with 48, Liverpool with 44, Tottenham with 41, Wigan with 38 and Arsenal with 37.

Wigan and Everton both finished with 10 men at the JJB Stadium. Everton took the lead in the ninth minute when Wigan’s David Thompson scored an own goal. Paul Scharner levelled for Wigan in the 45th.

At The Valley, West Brom marked its 100th Premier League game with a lackluster 0-0 draw. Middlesbrough beat Sunderland 3-0 for its first league win in 10 matches. Emanuel Pogatetz, Stuart Parnaby and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink scored for Boro.

Sunderland has won only two of 23 league games this season and has only nine points, leaving it in last place, eight points behind the next closest team, Portsmouth.

Italian Cup

ROME: Mariano Gonzalez scored two goals and set up another as Palermo beat AC Milan 3-0 and advanced to the semi-finals of the Italian Cup for the third time in its history. The Sicilian team scored twice in the first 18 minutes of the second-leg quarter-final, overcoming the advantage Milan had in winning the first leg 1-0 at San Siro last week.

The victory sends Palermo to the semi-finals against either Juventus or AS Roma on March 22 and April 12. Gonzalez gave Palermo the lead in the 10th minute with a drive from 30 yards, catching Kalac out of position. Eight minutes later, he sent a long ball to striker Andrea Caracciolo, who converted to double Palermo’s lead.

Gonzalez sealed the victory in the 50th minute, capitalising on a miscommunication between Kalac and Dario Simic to score into an open goal.