Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) – Tunnicliffe once again started for Ipswich as they took on Derby. Town got off to a great start and scored three goals in the opening quarter of an hour.
There was some confusion over the fourth goal with Ipswich’s official Twitter crediting the goal to Murphy but Sky Sports News, BBC and other media outlets awarding it to Tunnicliffe.
If it was credited to Tunnicliffe, it would have been his first goal for Ipswich but it appears that it was a Murphy header instead. Tunnicliffe picked up a booking in the 68th minute for a later challenge on Eustace.
He was subbed off a few minutes later on 71 minutes. Ipswich squandered their 4-1 lead and ended up drawing 4-4 with Derby.
Jesse Lingard (Birmingham City) – Lingard had a disappointing start to the game against Millwall having his penalty saved by Forde after just ten minutes.
Lingard then picked out Murphy with a lovely cross but it as well held by Forde. Birmingham were hammering the Millwall defence. Murphy put the Blues in front and moments later Shittu had to make a vital clearance to deny Lingard.
Early in the second half, Lingard was picked out with a good cross from Burke but his header was blocked. Lingard managed to atone for his earlier penalty miss with a headed goal in the 89th minute to seal a 4-0 victory for Birmingham. He was subbed off in added time to a standing ovation after a superb performance.
Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers) – Kiko started for Rovers as they took on Burnley. He had an early chance at goal but was denied thanks to a great save from former United goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
Heaton was on hand to thwart Macheda again when he intercepted a cross into the box. Kiko was lucky to stay on the pitch after a late tackle on Mee after 30 minutes that earned the Italian a yellow card.
In the second half, he had a good chance to level the score but blasted his effort over the bar. Macheda went close again late on, twisting and turning in the box, but his shot was saved. Doncaster lost 2-0 and Macheda played the full match.
Kieran O’Hara (Trafford FC) – O’Hara was between the posts for Trafford FC in their victory over Skelmersdale United in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League. Trafford ran out 2-0 winners and the 17-year-old kept a clean sheet after a tremendous performance.