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Midweek loan watch - updated

Posted on 12 February 2015  - 09:51

A busy midweek period for our loanees continued on Wednesday night as Aaron Lennon marked his first start for Everton in their trip to Chelsea.

Aaron Lennon tangles with Chelsea's Cesar AzpilicuetaEmmanuel Sonupe on his debut for St Mirren against New York City (pic: St Mirren FC)Emmanuel and St Mirren were involved in New York City's first ever game on Tuesday (pic: St Mirren FC)Dele Alli celebrates scoring for MK Dons against Bradford City on Monday

A substitute in the Merseyside derby at the weekend, Aaron was in the Toffees’ starting XI for the first time as they visited Stamford Bridge – the winger completing 74 minutes of the Premier League encounter before being withdrawn.

Chelsea secured a 1-0 win through Willian’s 89th-minute strike as Everton finished with 10 men.

Elsewhere in the top flight on Wednesday, Tom Carroll was an unused substitute for Swansea City in their 2-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

The week started with Dele Alli getting on the scoresheet for MK Dons.

Our recently-signed midfielder opened the scoring for his side in their League One trip to Bradford City on Monday night, firing in from close range in the 54th minute.

The Bantams turned the game around, however, inflicting a 2-1 defeat on their visitors. Dele completed the full 90 minutes.

Winger Kenny McEvoy made his first appearance for Colchester United in the same division on Tuesday evening, going on as a late substitute in his side’s 4-1 reverse at Sheffield United.

In League Two, Nathan Oduwa made his full debut for Luton Town as they came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at home at York City. Having made his initial Hatters bow as a substitute in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Oxford United, the teenage attacker completed the full 90 minutes for John Still’s men as they claimed another point on Tuesday.

Emmanuel Sonupe also made his debut for Scottish side St Mirren - enjoying the distinction of playing in the first ever match involving MLS new boys New York City FC. The wide man was a 66th-minute substitute as his side suffered a 2-0 defeat at the City Football Academy in Manchester.

In the Championship, Alex Pritchard played 79 minutes for Brentford as they lost 2-1 at home to Watford while goalkeeper Jordan Archer was on the bench for Millwall in their 1-0 win at Birmingham City.

Shaq Coulthirst and Dominic Ball were unused substitutes for their respective clubs in League Two – Shaq’s Southend United winning 2-0 at home to Cheltenham Town and Dominic’s Cambridge United sharing the spoils after a 2-2 draw at Exeter City.