AMSTERDAM — Several Americans laced 'em up in Europe on Saturday, with Stuart Holden garnering Sky Sports Man of the Match honors for the second consecutive weekend in Bolton's 1-1 derby draw at Wigan.
The US midfielder started the play for the visitors' 66th-minute equalizer with a cross into the box that would eventually find its way to Johan Elmander for the final touch.
Elsewhere, Tim Howard has an up and down afternoon as Everton battled to a 1-1 draw at Tottenham. The Toffees' keeper badly misplayed a cross on Spurs' leveler, but atoned with a pair of fine saves on Luka Modrić to preserve the point.
Clint Dempsey pitched in 90 solid minutes, but Fulham's frustrations continued at West Bromwich Albion in a 2-1 loss.
Wolverhampton netminder Marcus Hahnemann did all he could in a 2-0 loss at league leaders Chelsea. The veteran stopper twice did very well to deny Jose Bosingwa before the break, and then snuffed a Didier Drogba breakaway after it.
Brad Friedel made the save of the match, but also was complicit in the communication lapse that led to an early own goal in Aston Villa's 1-0 defeat at Sunderland.
In the Russian Premier League, young Tom Tomsk striker Yevgeni Starikov opened his professional account with a goal in their 2-1 loss at Spartak Nalchik. The 21-year-old, on loan from Zenit St. Petersburg, broke the ice by nodding home a long free kick in the 55th minute.
Over in the Bundesliga, Steve Cherundolo captained Hannover 96 as the hosts climbed into third place with a 2-1 victory over Cologne. Compatriot DaMarcus Beasley was an unused Reds sub.
Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Michael Bradley went into the ref's book early on a rough day at the office that ended with rude guests Werder Bremen winning 4-1.
Jermaine Jones also saw yellow in a full shift as Schalke posted a 0-0 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Finally, in Poland, Belchatow attacker Jeremiah White returned to action with 13 minutes of a 1-0 loss at Arka Gdynia.
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