Carlos Vela- Valencia 3 Osasuna 0
Carlos started the game up on the left of a three man midfield as Osasuna travelled to the Mestalla to take on Valencia. After a lively start from the away side, things took a turn for the worse when goalkeeper Ricardo was dismissed after only 17 minutes for a professional foul which lead to a penalty being awarded for the home side. Substitute ‘keeper Elia came on for the unfortunate Torres, who was sacrificed for Ricardo’s actions. However, Elia couldn’t stop David Villa from putting Valencia 1-0 up from the spot. Further goals in the second half from Juan Mata and Joaquin meant that Osasuna suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat. Carlos played the entire game, but a lack of service meant that he failed to make a mark on proceedings. After this defeat, the Pamplona-based side take on Real Madrid next week and Vela will be looking to prove that he can perform on the big occasion.
Carlos played 90 minutes
Pedro Botelho- Salamanca v Xerez
Pedro missed out because of injury.
Jay Simpson- Millwall 3 Carlisle 0
Jay started the game for Millwall as they looked to move further clear of the relegation zone. After a slow start to the game with few opportunities for either side, Jay scored to give Millwall the lead two minutes before half-time. After a good ball in Neil Harris, Jay took control and drilled a low shot into the bottom right hand corner. The Lions went into the half-time break with a 1-0 lead intact. A second-half penalty from Neil Harris and a 64th minute strike Tony Craig put the result beyond doubt. The result means Millwall are now safe from relegation.
Jay played 90 minutes.
Kieran Gibbs- Norwich 3 QPR 0
Kieran started the game for Norwich as they took on QPR at Carrow Road, the visitors included former Gunner Matthew Connolly in their starting line-up. The visitors got off to the worst possible start when Damion Stewart was sent off for a professional foul on Ched Evans after just four minutes. Evans then scored with a left-footed volley from a corner to double the away side’s woes. A Mark Fortheringham strike on 56 minutes doubled Norwich’s lead and sealed the three points. A further goal from substitute Darel Russel made it 3-0. Kieran was withdrawn on 77 minutes as he played his last game in a Norwich shirt.
Kieran played 77 minutes
Mark Randall- Burnley 3 Cardiff City 2
Mark was left out of Burnley’s squad to face Cardiff at Turf Moor because of a back injury. The Clarets took the lead through a Graham Alexander strike on 36 minutes. Andy Cole doubled the home side’s advantage on 54 minutes, but just two minutes later a Joe Ledley penalty brought Cardiff back into the game. Aaron Ramsey put the visitors on level terms with 21 minutes left, but a Clark Carlisle strike four minutes from time meant that Burnley took all three points.
Despite not featuring today, there are rumours that he could remain at Turf Moor next season- either in an extended loan or a permanent move.
Mark didn’t feature
Fran Merida- Malaga 0 Real Sociedad 2
Fran was an unused substitute as Real Sociedad beat Malaga 2-0 thanks to goals from Labaka and Gari.
Fran didn’t feature