Sep 23, 2014 8:54 PM
Altidore scores 1st club goal since December
The Associated Press
American forward Jozy Altidore ended a 30-game club scoreless streak dating to Dec. 4, getting the game's first goal Tuesday night for Sunderland in a 2-1 loss to Stoke in the third round of England's League Cup.
Altidore's goal in the 16th minute was his first for Sunderland since scoring against Chelsea in a Premier League match. His only goals since then in any game had been when he scored twice for the U.S. in a 2-1 exhibition win over Nigeria on June 7.
Liverpool beat Middlesbrough 14-13 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie, a 30-kick shootout that was the longest in the history of the competition, which began in 1960-61. The Reds won when Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah sent his second kick wide.
Jordan Rossiter, a 17-year-old making his Liverpool debut, put the hosts ahead in the 10th minute, but Adam Reach tied it when he headed in a free kick in the 62nd. Suso gave Liverpool a 2-1 lead in the 109th, and Middlesbrough's Patrick Bamford had tied the score with a penalty kick in the third minute of extra-time stoppage time at Anfield.
In all-Premier League matchups, Arsenal surrendered a one-goal lead in a 2-1 loss to Southampton. Alexis Sanchez scored on a 14th-minute free kick for the Gunners, but Dusan Tadic's 20th-minute penalty kick tied the score after Tomas Rosicky fouled Sadio Mane. Nathaniel Clyne got the go-ahead goal from long range in the 40th.
Mario Goetze scored two goals as Bayern Munich defeated Paderborn 4-0 and moved into the Bundesliga lead.
Goetze and Robert Lewandowski scored in the first 15 minutes for the two-time defending champions (3-0-2), and Goetze and Thomas Mueller got late goals against Paderborn (2-1-2), a team that entered as the league's surprise leader.
Bayern opened a two-point lead over second-place Mainz (2-0-3), which wasted a two-goal lead in a 2-2 tie at Eintracht Frankfurt. Schalke won 3-0 at Werder Bremen, and Hoffenheim and Freiburg drew 3-3.
In the second division, American Andrew Wooten scored in his third straight game for Sandhausen, getting a goal in second-half stoppage time in a 1-0 win over visiting1860 Munich.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals to increase his season total to 12 in all competitions, leading Real Madrid to a 5-1 rout of Elche in the Spanish league.
Ronaldo fouled Pedro Mosquera while disputing a ball in the box in the 15th minute, allowing Edu Albacar to stroke the penalty beyond goalkeeper Keylor Navas who was making his debut for Madrid.
Gareth Bale tied the score four minutes later, and Ronaldo got goals in the 28th, 32nd and 80th minutes and in stoppage time. He has eight league goals for Real Madrid (3-2), which has outscored opponents 18-4 in its three games in all competitions.
Fernando Torres scored in his first start for AC Milan during a two-season loan from Chelsea, helping the visitors rally from a two-goal deficit in a 2-2 tie with Empoli.
Goals by Lorenzo Tonelli in the 13th and Manuel Pucciarelli in the 21st built the lead, but Milan (2-1-1) came back when Torres scored in the 43rd and Keisuke Honda tied it in the 57th.
Andre-Pierre Gignac scored twice to help first-place Marseille (5-1-1) romp to a 5-0 win at Reims in the French league and open a three-point lead over Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne (4-1-1), who meet Thursday. Andre Ayew had a pair of second-half goals and Giannelli Imbula scored once.