Injury again robbed Ryo of an opportunity to make the Wigan squad, but Benik Afobe was handed a start for in their 1-1 draw with Brighton. The striker wasn’t heavily involved, and was withdrawn on the hour mark.
Emmanuel Frimpong lasted 66 minutes before injury forced him to be substituted on his debut for Charlton against Huddersfield, which also ended in a 1- 1 draw. The powerful midfielder was largely impressive, making several of his trademark crunching tackles and demonstrating some improvement in his distribution.
Chuks Aneke completed the whole game and hit a couple of efforts over the bar as Crewe beat Crawley in League One, whilst Craig Eastmond played 70 minutes as Colchester suffered a disastrous 5-1 loss to MK Dons. The midfielder was the victim of several late challenges.
Conor Henderson again missed out for Coventry, with the midfielder having picked up another small injury, whilst it hardly seems worth checking whether Daniel Boateng is involved for Oxford United, with the defender having scarcely featured for the League Two side in recent weeks.
In Scotland, Philip Roberts made one of the most significant contributions of his embryonic career, with the striker setting up Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s only goal as they caused a major upset by beating Celtic 1-0. Roberts broke down the right flank in the 64th minute and crossed for Billy McKay to score and give Inverness their first ever win at Celtic Park in the SPL.
In Spain, Joel Campbell was an un-used substitute as Real Betis shocked Real Madrid with a 1-0 victory. Ju-Young Park‘s Celta Vigo are in action tonight, whilst Samuel Galindo didn’t feature for Lugo against Villarreal B. Wellington was once again on the bench for Ponferradina.
Denilson‘s Sao Paulo and Nicklas Bendtner‘s Juventus both play tonight.