BOLOGNA, Italy - Roma ground out a 1-0 win at relegation-threatened Bologna to cut the gap to Serie A leader Juventus to six points as Radja Nainggolan scored his first goal for the capital club on Saturday. Jeff Malone Jersey . Nainggolan scored his first Italian league goal at Bologna, in October 2010, and he also opened his Roma account there following his January move from Cagliari. The Belgium midfielder volleyed home Miralem Pjanics cross from close range eight minutes from time. Lazaros Christodoulopoulos should have snatched a late point for Bologna but, incredibly, he headed Panagiotis Kones cross past the left post from six yards deep in stoppage time. It was Romas 16th clean sheet in the league this season, in an entertaining match at Stadio Renato DallAra. Juventus hosts Turin in the derby on Sunday. "It was an important win," Roma coach Rudi Garcia said. "We didnt always make the right decisions in attack but we defended well. "Juventus is playing a derby tomorrow and anything can happen. We are calm, tomorrow well watch our rivals matches calmly. This season we have the chance to aim for the title, (and) well work hard until May to crown our dream and that of our fans." Roma almost went in front in the 19th minute when Mattia Destros effort hit the inside of the right post and rolled all the way along the goalline before going out by the left upright. Rene Krhin headed a corner narrowly over as Bologna fought hard for an equalizer and Andrea Mantovanis header skimmed the base of the post with Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis beaten. Rodrigo Taddei should have sealed the result but Gianluca Curci did well to save with his legs. Bologna remained two points off the bottom three ahead of the rest of the weekends fixtures. Jeff Ruland Jersey . Sami Vatanen had a goal and an assist and Anaheim used a four-goal first period to extend their winning streak to six games with a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Chris Chiozza Jersey . Perhaps as important, shes sending a message to 17-year-old gold medal favourite Sara Takanashi of Japan. Iraschko-Stolz relegated Takanashi, who has 10 World Cup victories this season, to second place in two of three training jumps Saturday.LIVERPOOL, England -- Everton provisionally moved fourth in the Premier League after thrashing Stoke 4-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday. Gerard Deulofeu scored on his first league start with a left-footed shot from the six-yard box in the 45th before Seamus Coleman added a second four minutes after the interval. Bryan Oviedo, replacing the injured Leighton Baines, scored on only his second league start in nearly 18 months with a low strike from outside the area to make it 3-0 in the 58th. Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, on loan from Chelsea, grabbed a fourth at close range in the 79th. The Toffees have 24 points from 13 games and are undefeated at home in the league throughout the calendar year. Stoke, hovering near the relegation zone, has 13 from 13. The 19-year-old Deulofeu is on loan from Barcelona and was given his chance by Catalonia-born manager Roberto Martinez. The first-half focus was almost entirely on Deulofeu, who produced the first and last action of the opening 45 minutes with plenty of contributions inbetween. Having seen an early low free kick parried by Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, Deulofeus angled shot was also denied at the near post. Stokes keeper was by far the busiest and when James McCarthy charged forward and exchangedd passed with Lukaku, the Bosnia international could only watch the midfielder fire wide. Davis Bertans Jersey. Begovic produced a brilliant double save to stop Leon Osmans deflected shot and Lukakus close-range follow-up either side of another two angled efforts from Deulofeu before Lukaku headed wide from Oviedos cross. The traffic was virtually one way and Stoke managed just one shot on target late in the half when Jon Walters strike from Peter Crouchs knockdown was easily saved by Tim Howard. Just as it appeared Evertons dominance would go unrewarded, Deulofeu struck, cutting in from the left this time and getting the ball back via Osman and Gareth Barry to finally beat Begovic with seconds in the half remaining. Four minutes after the break right back Coleman made it 2-0 when his mis-hit shot looped past the Stoke goalkeeper. If Colemans goal was a surprise, Oviedos was totally unexpected. The Costa Rican collected Deulofeus short corner, switched the ball on to his weaker right foot and powered it home from distance. The defender then turned provider with the cross for Lukaku to score his eighth league goal of the season from close range to add to the two he scored last weekend against Liverpool in a pulsating 3-3 Merseyside derby. ' ' '
win at relegation-threatene
win at relegation-threatene