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Posted on 28 February 2011  - 12:00

It was a weekend of highs, lows and heartbreak for our players out on loan.

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It was a weekend of highs, lows and heartbreak for our players out on loan.

The highs belonged to Jamie O'Hara, Giovani and Kyle Naughton - all on target - and the low to Steven Caulker, who limped off with a hip injury just 14 minutes into Bristol City's 2-0 win against Scunthorpe.

The heartbreak belonged to youngster Harry Kane.

The forward, just 17, had an eventual match in League One at high-flying Huddersfield Town, where he came off the bench in the 19th minute, pulled his side back into the game with a near-post header for 2-1 after 73 minutes but was then sent off after receiving a second yellow card four minutes later.

That means a one-match suspension which rules him out of Wednesday night's glamour FA Cup replay against Arsenal at the Emirates.

Tom Carroll played the full 90 minutes in central midfield for the O's at Huddersfield and must now have a chance of starting at Arsenal.

The third of our three O's loanees, Paul Jose M'poku, came off the bench for the second half at the McAlpine Stadium as Russell Slade's men completed their comeback via Jimmy Smith's header two minutes from time.

Staying in League One, Adam Smith played 90 minutes as Bournemouth beat Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1 to stay second behind Brighton.

Jon Obika started and played 68 minutes as Swindon lost 4-1 at Southampton, Nathan Byrne came on in the 77th minute of Brentford's 1-0 win against Bristol Rovers and David Button was an unused substitute as Plymouth lost 2-1 at home to Colchester.

Back into the Championship and Kyle Naughton scored a belter as Leicester City drew against Coventry City. Cutting in from the right, Kyle drilled a left-foot shot into the top corner from 18 yards for the equaliser just before half-time, but the in-form Foxes couldn't find a winner at the Walkers Stadium.

Jamie O'Hara fired home Wolves' second goal from 25 yards in the 4-0 home win against Blackpool in the Premier League and Kyle Walker put in another impressive full shift as Villa toppled Blackburn 4-1 at Villa Park.

Finally to Spain, where Giovani had an instant impact just four minutes after coming off the bench for Racing Santander against Villareal, providing a clinical finish from 16 yards to put his side 2-1 up. Unfortunately for Gio, Villareal levelled in injury time as it finished 2-2 in La Liga.