Dimitar Berbatov spared their blushes
with the only goal, the Bulgarian volleying home from close range in the 69th minute after Michael Carrick's left-wing cross had bounced back off defender David Wheater.
LEEDS Rhinos' gamble almost backfired before Matt Diskin spared their blushes
in an 18-12 engage Super League win over Castleford.
RALPH BRAND was the hero for Carnoustie as he spared their blushes
with a thundering free-kick to clinch the points.
DRUIDS needed extra time to overcome a potential upset after Paul Mazzarella's decisive strike spared their blushes
Claus Jensen's strike spared their blushes
at throwing away a two- goal lead provided by Carlton Cole and Jason Euell,but Blackburn boss Graeme Souness was gutted to lose after his side fought back to draw level through Andy Cole and a goal from goalkeeper Brad Friedel, up for a corner with a minute left in normal time.
City spent the rest of the game hammering away at a brick wall until Thorpe spared their blushes