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Posted on 15 December 2009  - 12:00

Jonathan Obika looked like he'd scored a late winner for Yeovil against Norwich in League One - only to be denied by an ex-Spur.

Adel Taarabt struck the woodwork as QPR were hauled back by West Brom in Monday night's 2-2 draw in the Championship.

The Moroccan forward looked the most likely player to score in the first half at the Hawthorns and stung Dean Kiely's fingers with a 25-yarder.

QPR went 1-0 up via Jonas Olsson's own goal, Adel saw Kiely tip another thunderbolt onto the crossbar and then Kaspars Gorkks made it 2-0 to the visitors. However, the Baggies hit back via Jerome Thomas, Adel was substituted after 80 minutes and Simon Cox hit the equaliser four minutes into injury time.

Jonathan Obika looked like he'd scored a late winner for Yeovil against Norwich in League One on Saturday - only to be denied by an ex-Spur.

The striker came off the bench with Yeovil level at 2-2 against the high-flying Canaries and met Craig Alcock's cross with a diving header to make it 3-2 a minute into added time.

However, Gary Doherty - at the Lane between 2000-2004 - deflected home Darel Russell's shot in the 95th minute to make it a final 3-3 scoreline. 'Doc' also scored earlier in the match.

Obika's fellow Spurs loanees Ryan Mason and Steven Caulker played the full 90 minutes and created Yeovil's first goal when Caulker headed Mason's corner into the path of Dean Bowditch to finish.

Staying in League One, Andros Townsend was inches away from opening the scoring but Leyton Orient eventually lost 2-1 against MK Dons while John Bostock played 80 minutes as Brentford held leaders Leeds United to a 0-0 draw at Griffin Park. Troy Archibald-Henville was an unused substitute as Exeter lost 2-0 at Oldham.

In the Premier League, Jamie O'Hara played 90 minutes as Portsmouth snatched a 1-1 draw at Sunderland.

In the Championship, Kyle Walker played 90 minutes as Sheffield United beat Crystal Palace 2-0 but Jake Livermore was an unused substitute as Derby beat Watford 1-0 at Vicarage Road.

Our three players on loan in League Two all put in 90-minute shifts. Adam Smith enjoyed a 5-0 win for Torquay against Darlington, goalkeeper David Button kept a clean sheet as Shrewsbury drew 0-0 against Grimsby but Calum Butcher's Barnet lost 2-1 at home to Crewe.