Despite playing to a scoreless draw, BK Häcken remains on top of the 2010 Allsvenskan.
By Chipp Reid
BK Häcken continues to be the surprise leader of the Allsvenskan after four rounds. Häcken, like much of the league, played to a scoreless draw in Round 4, played April 4-6. Häcken traveled to Borås, where it took on Elfsborg on the artificial turf of Borås Arena on April 4.
The point kept Häcken on top of the standings. Only three sides managed to claim wins as draws ruled the league. Åtvidaberg and Kalmar also battled to a scoreless draw on April 4, while Helsingborg and Trelleborg played out a 0-0 match on April 5. IFK Göteborg, Djurgården, Malmö and Halmstad all managed to score in their matches, which ended in 1-1 draws.
Örebro 1, AIK 0 SOLNA—Defending champs AIK continued to struggle as Örebro scored a 1-0 victory at Råsunda. Kim Olsen scored in the 24th minute to lead Örebro. The goal was the second of the season for Olsen, who has scored more as an individual this season than AIK has as a team. The defending champions have just one goal and only two points from four matches.
Gefle 3, Mjällby 1 SÖLVESBORG—Alexander Gerndt scored twice to lead Gefle to a 3-1 win over Mjällby. Jonas Lantto scored in the 23rd minute to give Gefle a 1-0 lead. Gerndt struck in the 47th and 54th minutes as Gefle opened a 3-0 lead. Markus Ekenberg scored his league-leading fourth goal of the season for Mjällby.
Brommapojkarna 1, GAIS 0 BROMMA— Joakim Runnemo scored his first goal of the season to lead Brommapojkarna to its first victory of the season. Runnemo struck in the 50th minutes off a pass from Miko Albornoz.
Göteborg 1, Djurgården 1 GÖTEBORG—Djurgården failed to claim its first win of the season for the fourth time, settling for a 1-1 draw with IFK Göteborg. Phillip Hellquist scored his first goal of the year in the 18th minute to give DIF a 1-0 lead. Jakob Josefsson, who came in for Tobias Hysén after Hysén left the game with an injury, scored the equalizer at the 56-minute mark.
Malmö 1, Halmstad 1 MALMÖ—Robert Åhman Persson scored his third goal in four matches to help Malmö salvage a 1-1 draw against Halmstad. Persson scored in the 71st minute. Michael Gorlitz fired HBK in front after 49 minutes.
Brazilian striker Paulinho from Häcken tries to break through the Elfsborg defense during the 0-0 draw April 4 in Borås. Bildbyran photo