West Ham had another disappointing weekend – losing 2-0 against Everton. But some of West Ham’s loan stars continue to thrive for their temporary clubs. Here is a round-up of the Hammers loanees in action over the weekend.
A deserved @FansBet Man of the Match award for @Nathan_trott, who received a bottle of Champagne from match sponsors @TempusDelay after the last-gasp win against Pompey. #AFCW pic.twitter.com/HoQZC99PaS
— AFC Wimbledon (@AFCWimbledon) October 19, 2019
Roberto came under-fire from West Ham fans for some weak goalkeeping as Everton opened the scoring. Later that day, Nathan Trott fired a timely reminder of his ability to Manuel Pellegrini.
The 20-year-old is on loan at AFC Wimbledon and he kept a clean sheet in the 1-0 win over Portsmouth. Trott was also named man of the match. After a slow start, the Dons are still in the relegation zone but have won four games on the bounce as they aim to stay up.
Charlton Athletic recorded an impressive 3-0 win over Derby County at The Valley to boost their promotion credentials. Josh Cullen played the full 90 minutes once again as the Addicks moved to seventh – level on points with the play-off zone.
Cullen has been a mainstay in Lee Bowyer’s midfield this season and he proved why on Saturday. The 23-year-old Irish midfielder’s corner set up Naby Sarr to make it 2-0 on the way to a comfortable win.
Grady Diangana played his part as West Bromwich Albion stayed top of the Championship. The Baggies, led by Slaven Bilic, beat Middlesbrough 1-0 thanks to Hal Robson-Kanu’s late goal.
Diangana had a hand in the goal, playing a one-two with Romaine Sawyers before firing a low cross into the box. It was scrambled about a bit but it fell to Robson-Kanu to tap in and seal the points.
— Accrington Stanley FC (@ASFCofficial) October 20, 2019
Aji Alese appeared as a second-half substitute for his second outing as an Accrington Stanley player on Sunday. And Accrington beat table-topping Ipswich Town to move out of the relegation zone (at the expense of Trott’s Wimbledon).
Alese had just returned from England U19 duty and he replaced Jerome Opoku on the left side of the back-three. The 18-year-old was composed and assured as he helped Accrington keep a clean sheet and win 2-0 on television.
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— Mansfield Town FC (@mansfieldtownfc) October 20, 2019
Oladapo Afolayan featured as a second-half substitute for Mansfield Town. Fresh from scoring his first goal last weekend, the 21-year-old came on with Mansfield losing away at Forest Green.
But it was another striker sub – Andy Cook – who made the difference. Cook scored both goals as Mansfield came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 and move to 17th in the League Two table.
Sead Haksabanovic featured on the wing as IFK Norrkoping recorded another win. The Montenegro international, who has just returned from national duty, played most of the game in the 1-0 win over Kalmar FF.
Andreas Blomqvist scored the only goal of the Swedish Allsvenskan clash on Sunday. Norrkoping are fifth in the league and six points off European qualification after 28 league games.
Martin Samuelsen started as a lone striker and played the full 90 minutes as FK Haugesund slumped to defeat. In the league clash with Molde, Haugesund fell to a 3-1 defeat.
Molde moved eight points clear at the top of the league as a result. Meanwhile, Haugesund sit in mid-table. Samuelsen was unable to add to his tally after an impressive recent run.
— Jordan Hugill (@JordanHugill) October 19, 2019
Jordan Hugill was a second-half substitute as Queens Park Rangers beat Hull City. At the KCOM Stadium, QPR scored two late penalties (both by Ebere Eze) to seal three points against Hull.
Hugill came on with 62 minutes on the clock as QPR moved to fifth. Ryan Manning – who has been linked with West Ham recently – scored QPR’s other goal as the promotion push remains alive.