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Everton Loans Recap: Dowell stars again for Forest

How did Everton’s on-loan contingent do this weekend?

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images

Whoever is going to be Everton manager to begin the next season, he’s certainly going to have a difficult decision to make whether youngster Kieran Dowell should be in the Toffees’ senior squad or sent out on loan again.

Dowell scored his tenth goal of the season as Nottingham Forest upset runaway Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 at Molineux. The 20-year-old showed his flexibility lining up wide left in a 4-1-4-1 formation as the Reds looked to negate the hosts’ attacking 3-4-3 in the victory.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Bolton Wanderers drew 1-1 against Ipswich Town as Antonee Robinson came up against Callum Connolly, while Harry Charsley did not feature this weekend.

Robinson laid on a peach of a cross for Josh Vela to head on and Gary Madine to score early in the second half. Connolly was Ipswich’s best player on the day, winning ten aerial challenges, two interceptions, three clearances as well as blocking two shots.

Tyias Browning played well as Sunderland finally won, beating fellow strugglers Hull City 1-0. The central defender made 13 clearances and picked up a second half booking as the Black Cats fended off the Tigers to climb off the bottom of the table by just a point. Brandon Galloway remains with Sunderland, and was on the bench.

Fellow defender Matthew Pennington finally got a chance to play in a defence-optional, end-to-end, fiery affair as ten-man Leeds United lost 4-3 at home to Milwall. Pennington came on late in the first half after Leeds saw Liam Cooper sent off, and though Leeds fought back bravely to lead 3-2, two late goals saw them taste defeat for the third time in four games.

Joe Williams remains suspended for Barnsley while Henry Onyekuru continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury at Finch Farm. Finally, Kevin Mirallas played 84 minutes as Olympiakos jumped to a 3-0 win over Xanthi to go top of the Greek Super League.