Asmir Begovic helped Azerbaijan Premier League leaders Qarabag claim a sixth successive league win as they triumphed 2-0 against Sumgayit.
Dani Quintana and Mahir Emreli were on target for Qarabag as Begovic kept a second clean sheet in three league appearances for the Baku-based club.
Begovic lined up in Qarabag’s 3-0 defeat by Sevilla in their opening Europa League group game and is expected to feature when they travel to Luxembourg to face Dudelange in their second match on Thursday.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Emerson Hyndman supplied the assist for Julian Gressel to open the scoring in Atlanta United’s 1-1 draw with Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo.
Gressel latched on to Hyndman’s clever backheel to draw first blood in the 53rd minute before Bojan Krkic restored parity nine minutes from time.
Brad Smith was substituted two minutes from the end of Seattle Sounders’ 1-0 victory at San Jose where Jordan Morris’s stoppage-time goal settled the issue in favour of the visitors.
Jermain Defoe (pictured above) came off the bench to complete the scoring in Rangers’ emphatic 5-0 victory over Aberdeen at Ibrox.
Defoe replaced Sheyi Ojo after 59 minutes and despatched a delightful lob over Dons goalkeeper Joe Lewis to register his ninth goal in 13 games.
James Tavernier’s two penalties and further goals from Greg Stewart and Alfredo Morelos saw Rangers inflict Aberdeen’s heaviest defeat since December 2010.
Sam Surridge went close to doubling Swansea’s lead before Andy Yiadom netted a last-minute equaliser to earn Reading a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium.
Surridge replaced Borja in the 77th minute and saw his right-footed effort from the centre of the box flash past the post four minutes from time.
Joao teed up Yiadom to level, his late goal cancelling out Borja’s third-minute opener for the hosts who paid dearly for failing to extend their lead.
Surridge netted his fourth goal of the season as the Swans bowed out of the Carabao Cup after suffering a 2-1 defeat at Watford in the third round on Tuesday.
Harry Arter replaced Stefan Johansen 10 minutes from time as Fulham ended a five-match winless run in all competitions by triumphing 2-0 against Wigan at Craven Cottage.
Joe Bryan opened the scoring early in the second half before Tom Cairney doubled the Cottagers’ lead just three minutes after Arter had come on for Johansen.
Mikael Ndjoli was an unused substitute in Gillingham’s 3-0 defeat at Oxford United, the hosts scoring three times in the first 34 minutes through James Henry (two) and Matty Taylor.
Nnamdi Ofoborh served the first of a three-match suspension as Wycombe won 3-0 at Rochdale in League One, while Kyle Taylor’s one-game ban saw him sit out Forest Green’s 4-0 win at Salford City.
Frank Vincent played his part in Torquay’s convincing 4-0 victory at Stockport – a win which gave Gulls boss Gary Johnson the ideal 64th birthday present.
A stirring first-half showing saw the visitors reach the break leading 4-0 thanks to Jamie Reid’s double, his first from the penalty spot, and own goals from Festus Arthur and Jordan Keane.
Charlie Seaman was replaced by Tom Bearwish in the 64th minute of Eastleigh’s 1-1 draw with Hartlepool at the Silverlake Stadium. Danny Hollands netted the Spitfires’ equaliser.
Tyler Cordner played 90 minutes in Ebbsfleet’s 1-0 defeat at Wrexham where substitute Paul Rutherford’s second-half goal secured victory for the Welsh outfit.
Calum Ward and Shaun Hobson both played 90 minutes as Weymouth climbed to fourth place thanks to a comprehensive 3-0 win over Concord Rangers.
Ben Thomson, Yemi Odubade and Cameron Murray were on target for the Terras as they recorded a fourth successive win in all competitions.
SOUTHERN PREMIER SOUTH
Cameron Plain (pictured above) played a starring role in Wimborne Town’s superb 2-1 win against high-flying Weston-super-Mare at Cuthbury.
Plain made some important saves as the Magpies lowered the colours of the Seagulls who were relegated from National South last season.
The young goalkeeper kept out Alex Byrne’s wind-assisted free-kick before denying Nick McCootie with another excellent stop in the first half.
Sam Bayston opened the scoring for the hosts early in the second half before Weston drew level through Joel Randall 12 minutes from time.
Plain made a crucial save with the score at 1-1 before Tony Lee popped up to bag the winner two minutes into stoppage-time.
Jake Cope was an unused substitute in Poole Town’s 3-1 win against strugglers Hendon at Silver Jubilee Park.
Goals from Ollie Dennett, Marvin Brooks and Jez Bedford saw the Dolphins register a fifth successive league win.
Tom Hanfrey replaced Andrew Musungu at half-time in Farnborough’s 7-0 defeat by high-flying Tiverton at Rushmoor Community Stadium. Boro were trailing 4-0 when Hanfrey entered the fray.
Cameron Plain picture courtesy of Marc Harris.