It was a weekend to remember for our two Kyles out on loan!
Kyle Walker capped a weekend in which he was called up to the senior England squad by scoring his first ever Premier League goal in Aston Villa’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Fulham at Villa Park.
It was a screamer of a strike on 72 minutes to put his side in the lead, taking the ball out of defence before firing low into the bottom left corner from 20 yards.
Although Clint Dempsey cancelled out the goal to earn a point for Fulham six minutes later, it was Kyle’s second Villa goal in what is proving to be a successful loan spell.
And his close friend Kyle Naughton, with whom he arrived with at the Lane from Sheffield United in July 2009, scored an equally stunning strike for Leicester in their 4-1 Championship win over Barnsley.
Also playing at right-back, Kyle strode out of defence with a minute remaining to unleash an unstoppable effort into the top corner. It was his third goal since joining the Foxes on loan in October.
Elsewhere, there was a professional debut for 18-year-old Tom Carroll, who came on as a 73rd minute substitute in Leyton Orient’s 1-1 draw at high-flying Bournemouth in League One.
He was the third Spurs loanee involved in the encounter, with Adam Smith (Bournemouth) and Paul-Jose M’Poku (Orient) coming up against each other from the start, while Harry Kane was an unused sub for the O’s.
Back in the Championship, Steven Caulker celebrated Bristol City’s first win in seven and played the ball to release Andy Keogh for their opener in a 4-0 away win at bottom club Preston.
And Ryan Mason played his first 90 minute stint for Doncaster and put in a lively performance - but it ended in a last minute 1-0 defeat at Millwall.
Meanwhile, David Button was helpless to prevent Plymouth slipping to a 2-0 away defeat at Brentford in League One.
Of our more senior players out on loan, Jamie O’Hara made his full debut as Wolves became the first team this season to record a Premier League victory over leaders Manchester United.
Robbie Keane and David Bentley came face-to-face as West Ham took on Birmingham at Upton Park, but it was ‘Bents’ who came out on top as the Blues ran out 1-0 winners.
And Giovani Dos Santos made his debut for Racing Santander in La Liga, coming on as a second half substitute in their 1-1 draw at Real Zaragoza.