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Loan Watch

Posted on 21 February 2011  - 12:00

Tom Carroll and Paul-Jose M’Poku played their part in one of the FA Cup success stories of the weekend.

Loan Watch

Tom Carroll and Paul-Jose M’Poku played their part in one of the FA Cup success stories of the weekend.

The pair were both second half substitutes for Leyton Orient as they held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at Brisbane Road, taking the Premier League side to a Fifth Round replay.

Midfielder Tom was introduced for the injured Jason Crowe at half-time and played the ball that set Jonathan Tehoue on his way to a famous equaliser a minute from time after Tomas Rosicky had given the Gunners the lead earlier in the second half.

Paul-Jose, meanwhile, came off the bench with six minutes remaining to join Tehoue up front, while Harry Kane was an unused sub for Russell Slade’s side.

The replay at the Emirates will take place on Wednesday March 2 for the right to face Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Quarter-Finals.

David Bentley was also in FA Cup action over the weekend, coming on as a sub for Alexander Hleb after just 26 minutes in Birmingham’s 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

In league action and, starting in the top flight, Jamie O’Hara picked the ideal time to open his goalscoring account for Wolves with the opener in the big Black Country derby with fellow strugglers West Brom at the Hawthorns.

But his first-time curling left foot shot on 39 minutes wasn’t enough to secure all three points for Mick McCarthy’s side as Carlos Vela scored a last minute leveller for the Baggies.

Into the Championship, and it was Kyle Naughton up against Steven Caulker as Leicester took on Bristol City at the Walkers Stadium.

It was Kyle and Leicester who came out on top, mainly thanks to a moment Steven will be keen to forget as his clearance hit the back of Andy King and led to Martyn Waghorn netting the last minute winner in a 2-1 victory for the Foxes.

Danny Rose, meanwhile, has played his last game for Bristol City having been recalled from his season-long loan at Ashton Gate.

In League One, Jon Obika had a number of good chances to ease Swindon’s relegation worries at home to Carlisle but could not convert any of them as Danny Wilson’s men slipped to a 1-0 defeat.

At the other end of the table, Adam Smith and Bournemouth missed the chance to go level on points with leaders Brighton after a 1-1 home draw with Huddersfield.

Elsewhere, Giovani Dos Santos was a second half substitute in Racing Santander’s 1-0 win at Getafe in La Liga, and it wasn’t the best debut for Mirko Ranieri at Basingstoke Town, conceding a penalty on their way to a 3-1 defeat at Ebbsfleet in Blue Square South.