West Ham picked up their first win of the season with a 3-1 at Vicarage Road. But while that was going on, the six Irons loanees were in action at the weekend for their respective clubs. Here is how they got on.
Erm…. less said about the miss the better 😫 Main thing is that the boys dug in and we came away with the 3 points! And to eventually get on the scoresheet is always good!! pic.twitter.com/sbmKCIDKlB
— Jordan Hugill (@JordanHugill) August 24, 2019
Jordan Hugill scored in consecutive games – but not before he submitted a contender for ‘Miss of the Season’. The 27-year-old Hammers striker came off the bench in the 68th minute in Queens Park Rangers’ 3-1 home win over Wigan Athletic.
Shortly after coming on, Hugill should have put the ball in the net but he somehow sent it over from a few yards out with the goal gaping. He made amends after, sealing the win with a clinical finish in the 81st minute and scoring his third goal in five games.
IFK Norrkoping and Sead Haksabanovic both continued their fine form. For the second consecutive game, the Montenegro international scored. His goal helped Norrkoping to a 5-0 win over Helsingborg in the Swedish Allsvenskan.
The 20-year-old netted Norrkoping’s third goal in the 79th minute of the game. After 21 games, Norrkoping are sixth – four points adrift of European qualification. Haksabanovic continues to dazzle in midfield.
Josh Cullen helped Charlton Athletic rise up to second in the Championship table – albeit briefly. The Addicks’ 1-0 win over Brentford was enough to lift them into the automatic promotion zone until Swansea City’s win on Sunday.
Cullen has played every single minute of league football since his return to The Valley. The 23-year-old is a vital cog in Lee Bowyer’s midfield and he produced another warrior-like display on Saturday.
Grady Diangana played 45 minutes in a game of three penalties for West Bromwich Albion. Diangana was dropped to the bench by Slaven Bilic but was introduced at half-time with West Brom 1-0 down to Martyn Waghorn’s penalty.
Derby County could have gone 2-0 up but Sam Johnstone saved the penalty before Kenneth Zohore’s late equaliser from the spot. Diangana looked bright when he came on and he will be hoping to start the next game.
Nathan Trott got his first taste of playing in a Premier League-style atmosphere as AFC Wimbledon played Sunderland at The Stadium of Light. But it ended in a 3-1 loss, meaning Trott’s three games have ended in two defeats and a draw.
The 20-year-old made a couple of decent saves but Wimbledon were outdone by a Chris Maguire hat-trick. Maguire’s first lobbed Trott, his second was a deflection and his third was a close-range header.
Martin Samuelsen’s struggles in Norway continue. The 22-year-old midfielder – who is being used as a striker by FK Haugesund – cannot seem to get a start for his loan club. And Haugesund lost again at the weekend.
In the Eliteserien clash with Lillestrom, Samuelsen came off the bench in the 63rd minute with the scores level at 0-0. Lillestrom took the lead one minute later and ended up winning 2-0, leaving Haugesund just five points above the relegation zone after 19 games.