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Everton Loan Recap: Defender Scores Before Being Sent-Off

How did Everton’s young stars get on?

ACF Fiorentina v SPAL - Serie A Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

There was plenty of action again for Everton’s out-on-loaners, with Matthew Pennington having a particularly interesting day.

Read on for what is effectively a repeat of last week’s loan recap.

The Youngsters

Henry Onyekuru

Following Galatasaray’s 3-0 loss at the weekend, Onyekuru was dropped to the bench again for their home clash with Erzurumspor on Friday night.

With the score goalless, Onyekuru entered the fray on 65 minutes, and helped his side grab a winner 10 minutes later. The Nigerian international looked dangerous with his pace on the break.

Antonee Robinson

Robinson continues to be an ever-present at left-back for Wigan, but it was a quiet day for the youngster as his side fell to a 1-0 defeat at Norwich.

Callum Connolly

Connolly emerged from the bench against Norwich, playing the final 15 minutes in a holding midfield role.

Nikola Vlasic

Another 90 minutes for Vlasic as CSKA earned a 1-0 away win at Orenburg, although he moved to a right attacking midfield role, rather than the central position he has thrived at in recent weeks.

Joe Williams

Returning to his favoured holding midfield role, Joe Williams put in an Idrissa Gana Gueye-esque performance as Bolton Wanderers beat Derby 1-0. Williams made seven tackles, three interceptions and two blocks against Frank Lampard’s side.

Matthew Pennington

Pennington kept his place at right-back for their trip to Birmingham with manager, Paul Hurst, praising the youngster – especially his fitness and attitude – while admitting he may continue to use Pennington at right-back for the long-term.

The afternoon couldn’t have got off to a better start for Pennington, turning in a corner to put Ipswich 2-0 up at half-time. However, Birmingham made it 2-2 in the second half, and Pennington saw red after receiving two late yellows.

The Deadwood

Ashley Williams

The Welsh captain’s miserable 2018 continued, as despite returning to Stoke’s starting eleven, he gave away a penalty and then lost his man from a corner as Rotherham went 2-0 up. Stoke pulled it back late on to pick up a point.

Cuco Martina

Martina played the full 90 minutes in Stoke’s draw.

Luke Garbutt

Luke Garbutt faced Manchester City with his Oxford side in last week’s EFL Cup action, falling to an respectable 3-0 defeat. However, the U’s also won 2-1 away at Wimbledon on Saturday, with Garbutt playing the full 90 minutes at left-back in both games.

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Kevin Mirallas

Played the full 90 in Fiorentina’s 2-1 defeat at Inter in midweek, before coming off the bench for the final 35 minutes against Atalanta and helping his side to a 2-0 win.

Mo Besic

Emerged from the bench for the final 15 minutes of Boro’s 1-1 draw at Hull.

Yannick Bolasie

Likewise, came off the bench again for the final 15 minutes in Villa’s 1-1 draw at Bristol City.

Sandro Ramirez

After recovering from a knee injury, Sandro made his Sociedad debut, coming on at half-time in their 1-0 home defeat to Valencia.