Helsingborgs run riot over Trelleborg
Helsingborgs IF hammered seven goals past ten-man Trelleborg to extend their lead at the top of the Allsvenskan table. Rasmus Jonsson, Alexander Gerndt and Erik Sundin scored two goals apiece as the leaders ran out to a 7-3 rout to move them five points clear at the top.
Trelleborg had led through a 12th-minute strike from Magnus Andersson, and while Jonsson and May Mahlangu responded for Helsingborgs, the visitors showed some early fight to level through Marcus Pode on 25 minutes.
Their challenge was extinguished just after the half-hour mark, however, when Gerndt completed his double in the space of three minutes, the second of which came following the 35th-minute dismissal of Thommie Persson.
Jonsson added a fifth on 53 minutes and while Anderson scored a third for Trelleborg, the score was given an emphatic edge when substitute Sundin struck twice more late on.
Paulus Arajuuri scored the second of his match-winning double in the 89th minute as Kalmar moved up to third with a 2-1 home win over GAIS. Arajuuri's eighth-minute opener had been cancelled out by Mervan Celik on 51 minutes. Kalmar's win meant Gefle slipped down to fourth after playing out a goalless draw with Malmo.
Djurgarden recovered from conceding a 28th-minute Paulinho penalty to claim an upset 2-1 win at Orebro. Kasper Hamalainen scored the winner on 51 minutes after Joona Toivio had equalised. Syrianska also came from a goal behind to beat Mjallby 3-1.
David Lofqvist opened the scoring in the seventh minute, but the strugglers were overrun by goals from Imad Zatara, Peter Ijeh and Erkan Saglik.