Taiwo Awoniyi – Royal Excel Mouscron
It was a five-goal thriller for Mouscron on Saturday evening and they did just enough to beat Eupen 3-2. Although the team did well, Taiwo Awoniyi would be disappointed that he didn’t play more of a role in such a high-scoring contest. He did well for the final goal though, showing his strength to hold up the ball before laying it off to Dimitri Mohamed. The Frenchman whipped in a ball to the near post for Jonathan Bolingi to nod home.
Mouscron also advanced into the last 16 of the Belgium Cup in midweek, beating second division outfit Tubize. The game finished 3-1 and Awoniyi picked up the opening goal of the game before he was substituted around about the hour mark.
Divock Origi – Wolfsburg
Divock Origi got off the mark in the Bundesliga on Tuesday night, when he scored the Wolfsburg only goal in the 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen. The Belgian capitalised on a fantastic cross into the box by running inside his defender and stretching out to control the ball into the roof of the net. He had four shots throughout the night, three of which were on target.
On Friday, Wolfsburg travelled to Bayern Munich and would be extremely happy to come away with a point. Considering they were 2-0 down at halftime, it was an incredible effort to come out in the second half and secure two unanswered goals themselves. The only attacking movement that Origi came up with was a tame effort from outside of the box which was straight at the ‘keeper. Although it was fumbled, no-one in green was following up and the ball was collected comfortably on the second attempt.
Sheyi Ojo – Fulham
Sheyi Ojo was one of Fulham’s bets players during the 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough at Craven Cottage. The winger had a lot of success going down the right-hand side and completed five dribbles as he continued to set up chances for the home side. However, none of his teammates could convert as their only goal of the game came from a corner. Ojo’s best chance came early in the second half when he tried to chase down an under-hit back-pass. He was just inches away from getting there ahead of the ‘keeper but the ball ricocheted off him and behind for a corner.
Connor Randall – Hearts
Also involved in a game that finished 1-1, Connor Randall was operating more a central defensive midfielder in the away trip to Partick Thistle. He had a solid game and having been moved more centrally, he managed to get a few attacking chances of his own. Randall tried his luck from the edge of the area on a couple of occasions. One drifted harmlessly wide of the post, while the other was headed for the top corner, forcing an impressive save from the Partick Thistle goalkeeper. Hearts sit at seventh in the Scottish Premiership, meaning they make up the last spot in the relegation group at this early stage in the season.
Shamal George – Carlisle United
The young goalkeeper had a very quiet day as his Carlisle United side ran out as 5-0 winners over Crewe Alexandra. He didn’t have much to do except deal with a few crosses and deal with some not very testing efforts from the opposition. The ball was in the back of his net early on however, but the goal was ruled out as he was judged to have been fouled in the process. George was bundled into his net along with the ball, and he was correctly awarded a free-kick as he was not given any chance to collect the cross.
Ryan Kent – SC Freiburg
The slow start to Ryan Kent’s Bundesliga career continued this week, when he made two substitute appearances for his new side. It started on Wednesday with a 1-1 draw with Hannover 96. Kent played for just 16 minutes and didn’t have enough time to make a considerable impact on the game, but did manage to find his way into the referee’s book.
On Saturday Kent played for slightly longer, playing 27 minutes of the 0-0 draw Werder Bremen. Kent will be hoping for more playing time in the coming weeks, in order to make the most of this season’s loan spell.
Brooks Lennon – Real Salt Lake City
Brooks Lennon started out of position on Saturday, when he took to the field as RSL’s lone striker. The American had very little impact on proceedings as he couldn’t muster a single shot. He’ll be happy with the result though as they beat the Seattle Sounders 2-0. Lennon will be hoping for more starts in his last three MLS games with his adoptive side.
Toni Gomes – Forest Green Rovers
Forest Green lost on Friday night, thanks to two late goals from Swindon Town. The score line was 0-0 up until the 85th minute, when the visitors struck late to take all three points with a 2-0 win. Toni Gomes started up front but had an uneventful evening before he was substitute with just over 20 minutes to go.
Allan Rodrigues – Apollon Limassol
Allan made his debut in Cyprus on Monday, when he played 79 minutes during the 4-2 win over Ermis. He failed to have any positive impact with his new side though and came away with a yellow card for his troubles. Normal service was resumed at the weekend, as he was an unused sub for the derby match with AEL Limassol.
Pedro Chirivella – Willem II
Pedro Chirivella wasn’t a part of the squad who lost 2-1 at home to Martin Odegaard’s Heerenveen. However, the Spaniard was named in the Eredivisie’s Team of the Week for his efforts against Roda JC last weekend.
Jordan Williams – Rochdale
Jordan Williams was an unused substitute for Rochdale’s 3-0 win over Gillingham.