Getafe down Real Madrid 1-0
Madrid, October 15:
Real Madrid lost its first match in the Spanish league on Saturday, going down 1-0 to crosstown rival Getafe on defender Alexis Ruano’s 59th-minute header. Ruano rose above Madrid defender Raul Bravo to score moments after goalkeeper Iker Casillas had stopped a shot from midfielder Manuel del Moral. Madrid substitute Ronaldo was sent off in the 90th minute for two yellow cards.
Barcelona leads the standings with 13 points on better goal difference than Valencia. Sevilla is third with 12, while Real Madrid is on 11. Getafe is eighth on 10. Tennis star Rafa Nadal, who is due to play next week in the Madrid Masters championship, was in the stands to watch the derby. Madrid had its only clear chance in the third minute of injury time when Robinho hit a right-footed shot across the goal.
LONDON: Ten-man Chelsea lost two goalkeepers to head injuries in a 1-0 win against 10-man Reading on Saturday, forcing defender John Terry to finish the match in goal. Petr Cech was carried off on a stretcher soon after the game started when he was kneed in the head by Reading’s Stephen Hunt. Replacement goalie Carlo Cudicini was taken off unconscious shortly before the game ended after a collision with Ibrahima Sonko.
Chelsea had scored when a free kick by Frank Lampard was deflected for a goal by Reading defender Ivar Ingimarsson in the 45th minute. Manchester United rallied to beat Wigan 3-1. Portsmouth beat West Ham 2-0. Arsenal moved up four places to fourth with 14 points after a 3-0 win over Watford. Also , it was: Aston Villa 1, Tottenham 1; Liverpool 1, Blackburn 1; Manchester City 0, Sheffield United 0; and Middlesbrough 2, Everton 1.