Chuba Akpom, who it is easy to forget has only just entered his second season as a full-time player, made his senior debut for Arsenal as a late substitute in yesterday’s 3-1 victory away to Sunderland in the Premier League.
His appearance off the bench capped off an eventful week for Akpom, who seven days previously was part of the Arsenal U18 side that lost to Manchester United before featuring as the U21s dispatched of West Bromwich Albion on Thursday.
Johan Djourou played the whole game at centre-back as Hamburg were trounced 6-2 by Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, whilst, in the same division, Francis Coquelin started on the left wing and completed the entirety of Freiburg’s defeat to Augsburg.
Joel Campbell wasn’t involved as Olympiacos beat Xanthi 4-0, but the Costa Rican attracted criticism last week for diving during a World Cup qualifier against Mexico.
Ignasi Miquel was an un-used substitute as Leicester City beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 in the Championship, whilst, in League One Chuks Aneke played the whole game and was the victim of several late challenges as Crewe Alexandra suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Walsall.
Josh Vickers started as Canvey Island beat Aveley 5-2 in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.
Wellington came on as a 67th minute substitute for Real Murcia against Alaves on Sunday, with the Brazilian proceeding to set up the winner after Kike Garcia latched onto his free-kick to secure a 2-1 victory for Murica.