Marouane Chamakh was an un-used substitute as West Ham beat Swansea 1-0, whilst injury again denied Ryo the opportunity to feature for Wigan as they took on Southampton.
Emamnuel Frimpong, too, was left on the bench for the second game in succession as Fulham lost to Manchester United at Craven Cottage. The midfielder is yet to make his debut for Martin Jol’s side since joining on loan until the end of the season.
Continuing the theme of non-appearances, Chuks Aneke‘s reward for extending his spell with Crewe was a place amongst the substitutes as they edged past Scunthorpe. Aneke remains behind Newcastle loanee Bradden Inman in the pecking order at the Alexandra Stadium.
At least Philip Roberts received some action in Scotland. The striker replaced the injured Richie Foran after 16 minutes as Inverness lost 2-0 to Kilmarnock. Roberts added an extra edge to the Inverness attack, setting up Nick Ross for an attempt on goal, and having three shots himself, but his efforts ultimately proved in vain as his side went out of the Scottish Cup.
In Germany, Johan Djourou played the whole game and picked up a yellow card as Hannover were beaten 2-0 by Werder Bremen. Denilson played the whole game and was booked as Sao Paulo lost 3-1 to Santos in Brazil.
Ju-Young Park emerged off the bench in the second-half but couldn’t prevent Celta Vigo losing to Osasuna in La Liga, whilst Joel Campbell started for Real Betis against Atletico Madrid last night, and played 80 minutes as his side lost 1-0. The Costa Rican, operating as a winger, failed to suitably test Thibaut Courtois.
Wellington, meanwhile, missed Ponferradina’s game with Girona due to injury.