07 October 2013|Tottenham Hotspur
Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Tom Carroll helped Queens Park Rangers keep a club record eighth successive league clean sheet on another busy weekend for our loanees.
Benoit and Tom both played the full game in the Championship, as two second half goals from Charlie Austin – the second from the penalty spot – gave the R’s a 2-0 win over Barnsley, and ensured they remain level on points with leaders Burnley.
In fact, it was a good weekend for all our lads playing in the Championship.
Adam Smith was on the winning Derby County side, as the Rams secured a 3-1 home victory over Leeds United, while Bongani Khumalo’s Doncaster Rovers registered a 1-0 win at home to Leicester City, by way of an own goal by Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel.
In the Premier League, midfielder Jake Livermore played 90 minutes for Hull City as they were held to a goalless draw at home by Aston Villa.
In League One, Alex Pritchard played a key role as Swindon Town beat Tranmere Rovers 1-0. Alex won the penalty – being brought down in the box by Tom Hateley – from which Dany N’Guessan scored in the 29th minute to give the hosts the win.
Grant Hall, meanwhile, stood firm in defence for Swindon, but Ryan Mason missed out again as he continues his recovery from injury.
In Spain, Yago Falque started the game as Ray Vallecano secured three important points in their bid to claw themselves out of the lower reaches of La Liga, beating Real Sociedad 1-0.
Yago was substituted in the second period, in what was his first game back after injury.
There were no points for Cristian Ceballos in Portugal, though. Cristian started for FC Arouca as they played host to Primeira Liga leaders Porto, but after being substituted mid-way through the second half when his side were trailing 1-0, the visitors went on to notch a 3-1 victory.