It was a busy weekend for Albion’s loan players, with plenty of faces in action both on home soil in England and elsewhere around the world.
Christian Walton kept his fourth clean sheet of the season as Blackburn Rovers were 2-0 winners over Millwall at Ewood Park. The victory moved Tony Mowbray’s men up to 12th in the second tier.
It was a contest which also saw Jayson Molumby play the full 90 minutes for the opposition, following the midfielder’s exploits as captain of the Republic of Ireland Under-21 side last week.
Great day back at Ewood! 3 points & a clean sheet ✅ Onto the next. 🙌🏼🔵⚪️— Christian Walton (@Waltz_1) September 14, 2019
Ben White and Leeds United continued their impressive start to the season with a 2-0 win over Barnsley at Oakwell in yesterday’s Yorkshire derby.
Eddie Nketiah fired Marcelo Bielsa’s men in front, before Mateusz Klich added a second to seal three points which moved the Whites to the top of the table.
Matt Clarke and Derby County played out a 1-1 draw with Cardiff City on Friday night in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
Scott Malone had fired the Rams in front after just six minutes, but Robert Glatzel’s penalty 13 minutes later meant the teams shared the points.
Beram Kayal featured for Charlton Athletic against Birmingham City on Saturday afternoon at The Valley.
The Israeli came on as a substitute with 12 minutes remaining, but the south Londoners lost 1-0 to Pep Clotet’s men and remain third in the Championship table.
Jan Mlakar entered the action at Loftus Road after 66 minutes in QPR’s 3-2 win over Luton Town in west London, where an early goal from Eberechi Eze and a brace from Nahki Wells gave the Hoops victory over the Hatters.
Max Sanders came on as a 74th-minute substitute in a 1-1 draw for AFC Wimbledon against Shrewsbury Town at Kingsmeadow, while Robert Sanchez and Rochdale suffered a heavy defeat away to Peterborough United in the third tier.
In non-league, James Tilley played for an hour and provided an assist in Yeovil Town's 3-2 win over AFC Fylde at Huish Park.
Roco Rees and Worthing played out a thrilling 5-5 draw with Leatherhead at Woodside Road in the Isthmian Premier Division on Saturday, coming back from 5-3 down to snatch a point with three minutes left to play.
In the same division, Ben Clark-Eden was part of the Bognor Regis Town side who suffered a 3-0 defeat away to East Thurrock United.
ALBION AROUND THE WORLD
George Cox made his Dutch top-flight debut against FC Twente, getting his first minutes on the field since making the switch to Holland last month.
The defender played the full 90 minutes against the title-chasing outfit, and despite two goals in the final 12 minutes from the hosts, Fortuna Sittard were unable to overturn a three-goal deficit as the home side fell to a 3-2 defeat.
Elsewhere on the continent, Jurgen Locadia was a half-time substitute in Hoffenheim’s 3-0 home defeat to SC Freiburg.
In South America, Billy Arce played the entirety of Barcelona SC’s 2-1 win away from home against Delfin in the Ecuadorian top-flight. In Argentina, Alexis Mac Allister featured in Boca Juniors’ 1-0 win over Estudiantes, a result which keeps the midfielder and his side top of the league and still unbeaten in their opening six matches of the season.
Two faces out on loan who didn’t feature for their respective European sides over the weekend were Florin Andone and Percy Tau.
Andone’s Galatasary were 1-0 winners over Kasimpasa on Friday night, whilst Tau’s Club Brugge were 2-0 winners over Cercle Brugge in the Bruges derby.
However, the pair could meet on Wednesday evening when both sides face off against one another in the first group game of this season’s UEFA Champions League, kick-off 5.55pm.