Two Arsenal loanees went head-to-head, almost literally at times, in League One yesterday as Crewe Alexandra beat Colchester United 3-2. Chuks Aneke had an eventful game for Crewe, impressing with some diligent passes and a few shots at goal, but two of his most notable contributions were fouls on his Arsenal team-mate Craig Eastmond, who lasted 77 minutes for Colchester before being withdrawn.
Sanchez Watt, meanwhile, who was with Eastmond at Colchester, has temporarily returned to Arsenal for treatment on a hamstring problem with the likelihood being that his loan spell will be brought to a premature end.
In Spain, Wellington came off the bench for Ponferradina and scored a late consolation as his temporary side lost out 5-3 to Cordoba. The Brazilian was introduced on the hour mark and scored a fine individual goal but it wasn’t enough to prevent defeat. Samuel Galindo didn’t feature for Lugo.
Philip Roberts, meanwhile, played just over an hour before being substituted as Inverness Caledonian Thistle were denied a win at the death, eventually drawing 1-1 at home to Hearts in the SPL.
Benik Afobe was an un-used substitute as Bolton Wanderers drew with Blackpool, whilst Conor Henderson was again not part of the Coventry City squad, likewise Daniel Boateng, who wasn’t involved for Oxford United. Injury again denied Ryo participation in Wigan Athletic’s matchday squad.
Denilson‘s Sao Paulo face Gremio tonight, whilst Nicklas Bendtner was a second-half substitute as Juventus thrashed Pescara 6-1. Joel Campbell was not involved for Real Betis. Ju-Young Park made the bench for Celta Vigo but was un-used throughout their loss to Rayo Vallecano.