Ayew brothers` French goal spree
Andre and Jordan Ayew -- sons of former Ghana football star Abedi `Pele` Ayew -- scored four goals between them in France at the weekend.
Older son Andre bagged a hat-trick as Marseille ended a long win-less Ligue 1 run by defeating Ajaccio 3-1 at home.
Jordan, hoping to join Andre in the Ghana 2014 World Cup squad, put relegation-threatened Sochaux ahead in a 2-2 draw away to Bastia.
YAYA TOURE (Manchester City)
Initiated and finished the move that led to Premier League title contenders City`s third-minute opening goal in a 4-1 win over Southampton. The Ivorian made an incisive break that eventually led to David Silva being brought down in the box. Toure then sent Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga the wrong way from the penalty spot.
MOHAMED SALAH (Chelsea)
The Egypt winger marked his first Chelsea start by having a key role in two of the London club`s three goals in a 3-0 win over Stoke. He broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute at Stamford Bridge when he turned in Nemanja Matic`s cut-back. He subsequently won a penalty after Andy Wilkinson`s poor challenge and although Frank Lampard`s 61st-minute spot-kick was saved by Asmir Begovic, the veteran England midfielder followed up to score.
GUY DEMEL (West Ham)
The former Ivory Coast defender scored a controversial equaliser although it wasn`t enough to prevent a 2-1 defeat by Premier League leaders Liverpool. The Reds had gone ahead towards the end of the first half before Demel brought the Hammers level shortly before the break. Former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll jumped for a corner and caught Simon Mignolet on the head, forcing the Liverpool goalkeeper to fumble the ball to Demel, who poked into the unguarded net from close range.
PAPISS CISSE (Newcastle)
The Senegal striker endured a tough afternoon as Manchester United won 4-0 at St James` Park. With the match still goalless, he turned a tame overhead kick straight at goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard, then went closer with a fine header that required the Dane, a replacement for the rested David de Gea, to dive to his left in order to make a flying one-hand stop that saw the ball turned over the crossbar.
RICHMOND BOAKYE (Elche)
The Ghanaian striker scored a vital winner deep into stoppage time to ease Elche`s relegation fears with a 1-0 victory over Getafe.
NOUREDDINE AMRABAT (Malaga)
Moroccan Amrabat was on target from the penalty spot as Malaga rose to 11th with a 4-1 thrashing of Granada in an Andalusian derby.
YOUSSEF EL-ARABI (Granada)
Another Moroccan, El-Arabi, registered his 12th La Liga goal of the season, but also missed a first-half penalty as Granada remain just four points above the relegation zone.
STEPHANE MBIA (Sevilla)
Cameroonian Mbia opened the scoring with his second goal for Sevilla as the Andalusians moved within three points of fourth-place Athletic Bilbao with a 4-1 win over Espanyol.
He may have failed to score, but the Ivorian was pivotal in Roma`s 3-1 win away to Cagliari, which closed the gap on Juventus to five points and led indirectly to the sacking of the Sardinians` coach, Diego Lopez. Gervinho set up Mattia Destro for the first of his hat-trick of goals and was involved in the move that saw Alessandro Florenzi roll the ball across the face of goal for Destro`s third.
FAOUZI GHOULAM (Napoli)
A week on from a solid performance for Napoli in a 2-0 win over Juventus, the Algerian defender was left frustrated after a 1-0 defeat at Parma which all but ended Napoli`s bid for second spot. Ghoulam had a free-kick opportunity in the second half but fired over the crossbar. Napoli remain third, but are 12 points adrift of second-place Roma.
IBRAHIMA TRAORE (VfB Stuttgart)
The Guinea midfielder put in a superb cross for Romania`s Alexandru Maxim to score for Stuttgart in a 2-0 win over Freiburg, which lifted his team out of the relegation places. The 25-year-old showed great pace to sprint through the Freiburg defence and square to Maxim.
DOMI KUMBELA (Eintracht Braunschweig)
Bundesliga bottom side Braunschweig`s Democratic Republic of Congo-born captain gave his side the lead in their 3-0 victory against 10-man Hanover 96 in the Lower Saxony derby with an easy tap-in for his ninth goal of the season with 14 minutes gone.
ANDRE AYEW (Marseille)
The Ghana winger grabbed a hat-trick in the 3-1 win over rock-bottom Ajaccio but the Marseille fans still jeered their struggling team. It was the 1993 European champions` first win since the end of February but wasn`t enough to lift them above sixth place.
JORDAN AYEW (Sochaux)
Andre Ayew`s brother, on loan from Marseille, scored his team`s first goal on the stroke of half-time in a 2-2 draw at Bastia, but Sochaux remained second last, eight points from safety.
CHISAMBA LUNGU (Ural Yekaterinburg)
The Zambian winger was a constant threat down the wing, creating a series of chances for his team during a 1-0 win at Spartak Moscow before being yellow carded and substituted late in the game..
SEYDOU DOUMBIA (CSKA Moscow)
The Ivorian became the leading Russian league scorer this season with the second goal as CSKA triumphed 3-1 at Samara. Doumbia, who set up the opening goal, struck on seven minutes with a lob.