Jesse Lingard (Brighton & Hove Albion) – Lingard played 81 minutes in Brighton’s 2-0 win over Bolton. He looked lively in what was probably his best performance in a Brighton shirt so far. Lingard had a shot early in the second half which was blocked by Spearing. He was subbed off in the 81st minute after receiving treatment for the ball hitting him in the face.
Michael Keane (Blackburn Rovers) – Michael played the full match as Blackburn beat Huddersfield 4-2. Michael started the move that led to the first goal. It was his long ball upfield which was flicked on by Rudy Gestede for Jordan Rhodes. He came close to scoring himself from a header at a set-piece and provided the assist for Blackburn’s third goal when he found Craig Conway in space.
Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) – Powell came on in the 64th minute to replace Martyn Waghorn on the right hand side of midfield. He had a chance in the 88th minute as he cut into Ipswich’s penalty area but his effort went well wide.
Wilfried Zaha (Cardiff City) – Zaha was brought on in the 77th minute to replace Fabio for the last 13 minutes of Cardiff’s 2-1 loss to Everton. He was a little rusty when he came on but his running put pressure on the Everton defence as he carried the ball forward for Cardiff. He was brought down in the penalty area in the 82nd minute and should have been awarded a penalty but the referee ignored the incident. When Campbell picked up a bit of a knock in the latter stages, Zaha pushed forward into a striker position. Unfortunately, Cardiff were undone when Coleman totally mis-hit the ball and it ended up in the back of the net in the third minute of extra time.
Sam Johnstone (Doncaster Rovers) – Johnstone was man of the match in Doncaster’s 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest. He made a number of brilliant saves.
He dealt well with a Reid freekick in a dangerous position. Soon after, he made a superb save to deny Majewski who blasted his shot to the far corner of the goal, getting down brilliantly to parry it away. He made more good saves and claims from set pieces throughout the match. In the 90th minute he brilliantly tipped Majewski’s fierce drive from 25 yards out over the crossbar. He was booked for time wasting in the 91st minute.
Will Keane (Queen’s Park Rangers) – Will played 66 minutes in QPR’s 3-0 win over Yeovil. Richard Dunne had a wayward effort that ended up in Will’s path but Will wasn’t able to direct his shot on target with knee from close range. Moments later Dunne and Will linked up again, this time Dunne put in a cross which Will headed just wide. He was replaced by Zamora in the 66th minute.
Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) – Lawrence played the full match in Yeovil’s 3 -0 defeat to QPR. He had the first chance of the match in the third minute, going on a trademark run into QPR’s box before forcing Rob Green to save low to his left. He tried to lob Green early in the second half but ended up lobbing the crossbar as well. In the 58th minute, he smashed a superb strike off the post as he searches for his first goal for Yeovil. Lawrence was booked in the 81st minute for unsporting behaviour for a challenge on former United youth player Ravel Morrison.
Tyler Blackett (Birmingham City) – Blackett started for Birmingham as they took on Sheffield Wednesday. An error from Blackett allowed Lavery to skip past him, handed Wednesday the lead in the 16th minute. Blackett was subbed off in the 23rd minute for tactical reasons. Blackett was unhappy to be subbed off, and slammed his jacket down on the bench before storming down the tunnel.
Federico Macheda (Birmingham City) – Macheda started on the bench much to everyone’s surprise after his huge impact in Birmingham’s last game. He was brought on in the 55th minute as Birmingham were trailing 2 – 0. Wednesday were dominant and increased their lead to 4 – 0 by the 70th minute. The Blues were forced down to ten men when Emyr Huws was forced to leave the field through injury when Birmingham had no substitutions left. Birmingham did pull back a consolation goal after fantastic work from Kiko, before putting a great ball across the face of the goal for Lee Novak to tap in in the 80th minute.
Charni Ekangamene (Carlisle United) – Ekangamene was not included in Carlisle’s squad for their match against Stevenage as United have requested for him to be available for the under 21s as they play in the Lancashire Senior Cup on Monday night.
Sam Byrne (Carlisle United) – Byrne played the full match in Carlisle’s 0-0 draw with Stevenage. He ledthe line well, putting in great work in the final third but unfortunately didn’t manage to get on the score sheet.
Jack Barmby (Hartlepool United) – Barmby played the full match for Hartlepool as they won 4-0 against Bristol Rovers. Marlon Harewood scored the opening goal of the game from a Barmby corner in the second minute. Barmby provided the assist for the second goal, picking out Brad Walker who fired home from outside the box. He came close himself with 15 minutes to go but his effort scraped the top of the crossbar and went out.
Bébé (Paços de Ferreira) – Bébé played the full match for Paços as they beat Vitoria Guimaraes 2-1 away from home. Vitoria Guimaraes took the lead from the penalty spot in the 12th minute. Bébé brought Paços back into the match when he scored a great equaliser in the 37th minute, after being picked out on the right flank, before a cool finish. A goal from Sergio Oliveira sealed the 2 – 1 win.
Anderson (Fiorentina) – Anderson played 66 minutes in Fiorentina’s 3-1 win over Chievo. Anderson played a big part in Fiorentina’s second goal, Winning the ball back from Luca Rigoni. He pushed forward and slid the ball into Cuadrado in the penalty area who pulled it back for Alessandro Matri to tap home. He was replaced by Josip Iličić in the 66th minute.
Marnick Vermijl (NEC Nijmegen) – Vermijl played the full match for NEC in their 2 – 2 draw with Utrecht as NEC twice came from behind to secure a point.