Lukas Podolski‘s loan spell at Inter Milan hasn’t exactly gone to plan, but yesterday the German provided an assist within two minutes of his introduction as a late substitute during his temporary side’s 2-1 win over Roma.
Podolski replaced Assane Gnoukori in the 86th minute and went on to set up a goal for Mauro Icardi in the 88th minute.
Yaya Sanogo replaced Glenn Murray in the 59th minute as Crystal Palace lost 2-0 to Hull City. The striker, who is still searching for his first league goal in English football, had a strike ruled out for a push on an opponent.
Carl Jenkinson played the whole game and sent a shot over the crossbar as West Ham United drew 0-0 with Queens Park Rangers.
Emiliano Martinez kept goal as relegation-threatened Rotherham United drew 1-1 with Norwich City. The Argentinean made a good save to deny Nathan Redmond, but was powerless to prevent Gary Hooper from scoring a long-range strike.
Chuba Akpom is still to score a goal at senior level, but the striker did play a part in Nottingham Forest’s only goal as they lost 2-1 to Ipswich Town. Akpom managed to beat four players before having his shot saved, but Christophe Berra scored an own goal in the next phase of play after Ben Osborn sent the ball back into the penalty area.
Akpom himself missed a couple of chances, with the striker also teeing up an opportunity for Arsenal Academy graduate Henri Lansbury. Akpom started the game and was replaced with ten minutes of regulation time remaining.
Joel Campbell played the whole game and had a shot saved as Villarreal drew 0-0 with Real Sociedad. Campbell, who played up front in a 4-4-2 formation, also set up a chance for Manuel Trigueros, who saw his shot saved.
Wellington was introduced as a substitute in the 66th minute and was later booked during Almeria’s 2-0 victory over Eibar. The Brazilian won the penalty from which Verza doubled Almeria’s advantage late on.
Jon Toral was brought on in the 68th minute as Brentford dispatched of Reading with a 2-0 win. Toral had a shot saved with four minutes remaining.
Josh Vickers saw his successful loan spell with Concord Rangers come to a conclusion as he kept a clean sheet in their 3-0 win over Farnborough. Last week Vickers, whose Arsenal contract expires in two months’ time, helped his loan team to retain the Essex Senior Cup.
Jack Jebb was a very late substitute in Stevenage’s 1-0 win over Carlisle United. The midfielder was brought on in the 93rd minute and will now remain with the League Two club for an extended period, after they secured their place in the play-offs.
Ryo wasn’t included in the Twente squad as his loan team were beaten 2-0 by AZ Alkmaar.
Semi Ajayi wasn’t involved in Cardiff City’s 3-2 win over Blackpool.