Wilfried Zaha (Cardiff City) – Zaha played the full match in Cardiff’s 2-1 FA Cup defeat to holders Wigan. He showed some silky skills and in particular linked up well with former Red Mats Daehli as the two combined well on both wings. He was involved in the build up to Cardiff’s goal, scored by another ex-Red Fraizer Campbell. They almost combined again when he put in a great cross for Campbell to head home but the header was off target. He was pulled down in the penalty area but the referee didn’t award anything.
Will Keane (Queen’s Park Rangers) – Will made his debut for QPR against Reading. He had a chance from a header but it went just inches over the crossbar. There weren’t many clear-cut chances for Will or QPR and he was replaced by Bobby Zamora just after Reading took a 2-1 lead. However, just after the switch, QPR conceded again and slumped to a 3-1 defeat.
Federico Macheda (Birmingham City) – Kiko played the full match in Birmingham’s 2-1 loss to Huddersfield. Ex-Red Oliver Norwood gave Huddersfield the lead in the 10th minute and Kiko had a header saved just before half time. He didn’t have many chances as Huddersfield dominated the match. Birmingham scored a consolation goal in the 94th minute, around the time Kiko was booked for fouling Jonathan Hogg.
Tyler Blackett (Birmingham City) – Blackett was an unused substitute in Birmingham’s 2-1 loss against Huddersfield.
Sam Johnstone (Doncaster Rovers) – Johnstone played the full match in Doncaster’s 2-2 draw with Barnsley. He dealt well with early pressure but found himself beaten in the 27th minute when a headed back-pass bounced over him for Proschwitz to tap in. Johnstone denied Proschwitz twice more in the first half – firstly, he tipped a 25 yard drive over the bar and then dived to palm a close range header out for a corner later on. However, Barnsley scored a late equaliser in the 89th minute when Proschwitz directed a low drive across the face of goal into Johnstone’s net.
Charni Ekangamene & Sam Byrne (Carlisle United) – Ekangamene and Byrne weren’t involved this weekend as Carlisle’s game was called of due to a waterlogged pitch.
Jack Rudge (Torquay United) – Rudge was not included in Torquay United’s squad for their 3-1 loss against Chesterfield.
Jack Barmby (Hartlepool United) – Barmby came on in the 72nd minute for Hartlepool as they were leading 2-0 against Newport County. He tried his luck from range but didn’t beat the keeper. Hartlepool won 3-0.
Anderson (Fiorentina) – Anderson was an unused substitute in Fiorentina’s 2 – 1 loss to Inter Milan.
Marnick Vermijl (NEC Nijmegen) – Vermijl recovered from the injury he picked up in NEC’s last game to play the full match against RKC Waalwijk. He had a few shots but didn’t manage to beat the Waalwijk keeper. He put a fantastic cross onto Soren Rieks toe but the shot was blasted over. NEC ran out 3 – 1 winners in their first away win of the season and moves them up to 16th in the Eredivise.
Angelo Henriquez (Real Zaragoza) – Henriquez came on in the 56th minute in Zaragoza’s match against Tenerife, as they were trailing 1-0. He offered something different in attack and pressed forward to put pressure on the Tenerife defence which paid off six minutes from time as Zaragoza grabbed the equaliser through César Arzo.
Bébé (Paços de Ferreira) – Bébé played the full match for Paços in their 2-0 defeat to Benfica at home. Paços managed to keep Benfica at bay up until half time but Benfica stepped it up in the second half scoring two goals. Paços only managed to carve out one chance in a tough match. Bébé picked up a booking in the 84th minute for a foul on Djuricic.