Overseas round-up: Kagisho Dikgacoi's Crystal Palace returned to winning ways on Saturday
Posted: 3 December 2012 Time: 10:12 am
Kagisho Dikgacoi's Crystal Palace beat fellow promotion hopefuls Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0, while Dean Furman's Oldham beat Doncaster 3-1 in the FA Cup.
'KG' anchored the midfield once again for The Eagles and came close to scoring in the first half when he shot straight at the Brighton keeper.
Palace remain in second in the Championship, a point behind leaders Cardiff City.
Dean Furman helped his Oldham Athletic side to a 3-1 FA Cup win over Doncaster Rovers that won them a place in the third round of the competition.
There they will be away at Championship side Nottingham Forest, while Dikgacoi will get the opportunity to prove his Premiership quality when Palace host Stoke City.
Steven Pienaar and his Everton side are away at minnows Cheltenham Town or Hereford Town, they complete their second-round tie on Monday, while Kgosi Nlthe's Peterborough United host Andrew Surman's Norwich City. Both could miss the tie through injury, however.
Davide Somma's Leeds United host fellow Championship side Birmingham City.
Back to League action this weekend and Pienaar played for Everton in their 1-1 draw at Manchester City and it is beginning to look like he has found his form once again.
In Greece, Bongani Khumalo was back in the PAOK side as they were held 0-0 by Veria on Sunday to stay in second place, but slip to 10 points behind leaders Olympiakos.
Siyanda Xulu was left on the bench for Russian Premier League side FC Rostov again as they won 2-0 at Krylya Sovetov.
Ayanda Patosi set up two goals for Lokeren against Genk in Belgium, but his side were edged 4-3 in a thriller.
Patosi helped haul his side back from 3-1 to 3-3 with two assists, but Anele Ngcongca's Genk found a winner five minutes from time.
Darren Keet's Kortrijk were stunned 2-0 at Charleroi, while Lance Davids was left out again for Lierse as they lost 3-0 at home to Mons. Daylon Claasen was not ready for action either.
Finally, Bafana left-back Ricardo Nunes gave up a penalty as his Slovakian side Zilina lost 2-0 to Nitra, a serious dent in their title hopes.