Loan report- Wellington sets up two; Toral impresses; Campbell features

Wellington was impressive as Almeria beat Cordoba 2-1 as the Brazilian set up both of Michael Macedo’s goals to change the course of the game.

Cordoba took the lead before Wellington, who had earlier sent a shot wide himself, crossed accurately for Macedo to equalise in the 61th minute.

Just four minutes later the pair combined again for what proved to be the winner, with Wellington receiving the ball back after taking a short corner and then crossing for Macedo, who scored with a header.

Jon Toral was introduced for the final 32 minutes as Brentford beat Leeds United 1-0. The Spaniard’s time on the field was eventful as he hit the post, received a yellow card for a late challenge and produced a superb piece of skill.

Joel Campbell made his first league start for Villarreal, who beat Granada 2-0. The Costa Rica international was withdrawn after 61 minutes.

Carl Jenkinson played the entirety of West Ham United’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United. The right-back made some good interventions and was a threat going forwards, but it was his header that unfortunately fell to Daley Blind, who equalised for the visitors late on.

Yaya Sanogo was introduced at the start of the second-half as Crystal Palace beat Leicester City 1-0. The striker made something of an impact, sending an effort into the side-netting.

Josh Vickers made a good save and kept a clean sheet as Concord Rangers drew 0-0 with Sutton United.

Ryo was back amongst the Twente substitutes, but didn’t make it onto the field as his loan side were beaten 1-0 by Excelsior.

Matt Macey watched from the bench as Accrington Stanley lost 1-0 to Plymouth Argyle. The goalkeeper’s loan agreement with the League Two club expires today and it isn’t currently clear whether it will be extended.

Lukas Podolski was an unused substitute as Inter Milan beat Palermo 3-0.

Austin Lipman has returned to Arsenal after his loan spell at Boreham Wood was cut short. The striker hadn’t featured as regularly as he would have liked for the Conference South side.

Boreham Wood manager Ian Allinson said: “In regards to Austin Lipman, It was agreed between the clubs that Austin would return to Arsenal. That has frustrated me, as the player, his agent and his family felt he should be starting each week. Again due to the other striker’s performances, myself and my management team saw things very differently”.

“I did want to keep Austin but I felt he would be an impact player. I also needed him to work harder, to defend from the front a bit more and in my opinion if he listened, it would improve his game and improve his game management. I like to play a pressing game if I can but Austin couldn’t press the ball with the intensity I wanted and I couldn’t justify changing my shape while we were top of the league, which again frustrated him”.



  1. I just checked the Championship standings and I found out that Jon Toral’s Brentford are 4th and fighting for promotion. Wow I didn’t know he’s at such a good team. He has made 20 appearances in the league so far. This is a very beneficial loan spell for him. The coach clearly rates him and gives minutes in each match now. He is 20 years old ( turned 20 3 days ago) but in the last 4 years he’s probably been fit for only half of the time so in terms of development you could kinda say he’s at the level of an 18 year old so getting so much playing time in a top Championship team is impressive. With midfielders like Flamini, Diaby, Rosicky, Arteta soon gone, a chance may open up for Toral. Of course, he will have to fight for a spot with Ramsey,Wilshere and some of the upcoming talents like Bielik and Maitland-Niles.

  2. “….Yaya Sanogo was introduced at the start of the second-half as Crystal Palace beat Leicester City 1-0. The striker made something of an impact, sending an effort into the side-netting….”

    This strikes me as bending over backwards to either ignore the positive or in fact to be negative.

    The underlying facts are that Sanogo entered the game, injected some energy and he had an on target shot blocked. From the resulting corner, Palace scored. That’s a more accurate reflection of Sanogo’s impact as a sub in that game….if you really want to to record the facts….

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