With no less than 21 Everton players currently out on loan, there was unsurprisingly some interesting action concerning them, including goals, assists, yellow cards and… being squirted with a water bottle in a melee.
Henry Onyekuru - Galatasaray
Busy week of action for the Nigerian international, but not a hugely productive one. He started both Gala’s 0-0 trip to Benfica in the Europa League (which saw them exit the competition), as well as their league tie against Akhisarspor, which saw them grab a last-minute winner after Onyekuru was subbed off on 86 minutes.
Nikola Vlasic – CSKA Moscow
CSKA finally return to competitive action this Saturday following a nearly three-month winter break.
Antonee Robinson – Wigan Athletic
Working his way back to fitness following thigh surgery.
Beni Baningime – Wigan Athletic
No place in the Wigan squad for Beni as he looks to get match fit.
Callum Connolly – Bolton Wanderers
Continues to keep his place in Bolton’s starting XI, but the versatile youngster had to put a shift in at left-back in their 2-1 defeat to Leeds. He orchestrated a lovely move down the left early on, with his cross then headed on to the bar. Things are looking better for Connolly after trading the Latics for the Trotters.
Joe Williams – Bolton Wanderers
Returned to the Bolton line-up for the first time in 2019 after recovering from a thigh injury and was in the thick of the action as usual. He played a key part in Bolton’s equaliser, with his shot being blocked before the rebound was turned in, and then he was at the midst of a brawl in the second half – even being squirted with a water bottle for his troubles.
Mateusz Klich squirting water down someone's neck during the Leeds v Bolton brawl— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) February 23, 2019
Proper wind up merchant pic.twitter.com/Kgkrr8Fdvn
Matthew Pennington – Ipswich Town
Rock solid at the back for 10-man Ipswich as they held out for a point against Wigan.
Kieran Dowell – Sheffield United
Huge day for Dowell as he scored the winner and put in a man of the match performance in their crucial 1-0 away win a West Bromwich Albion – pushing the Blades back into second.
Things couldn’t be going much better for Dowell, with Sheffield United boss, Chris Wilder, declaring: “He’s been outstanding for us.”
Mason Holgate – West Bromwich Albion
Holgate faced Dowell at the Hawthorns, but didn’t put in one of his better displays. Although he almost had a assist to his name after sending over a delightful cross, only for it to be turned in by a West Brom hand.
Antony Evans – Blackpool
Started and got 65 minutes under his belt in Blackpool’s 1-0 defeat to Oxford United.
Shayne Lavery - Falkirk
An unused sub for Falkirk in their 1-1 draw with Dundee United. Disappointing move so far for the 20-year-old, having featured in just 28 minutes of action thus far.
Joe Hilton – Marine
The 19-year-old has established himself as number one at Marine in the Evostik Northern Premier League (seventh tier), but couldn’t prevent his side from falling to a 2-0 defeat to Workington at the weekend.
Ashley Williams – Stoke City
Came off the bench for a 25 minute cameo in Stoke’s 1-1 draw with Villa.
Cuco Martina - Feyenoord
Played the full game and helped Feyenoord to a 1-1 draw with PSV.
Luke Garbutt – Oxford United
Lined up against Antony Evans and completed a rare full game in Oxford’s 1-0 win.
Shani Tarashaj - Grasshopper Zurich
After a couple of appearances from the bench in February, Tarashaj was once again missing from Grasshopper’s matchday squad against Thun, assumedly with an injury.
Kevin Mirallas - Fiorentina
Injury kept Mirallas out of Fiorentina’s 3-3 thriller with Inter Milan.
Mo Besic - Middlesbrough
Another strong showing for Boro as he set up both goals (and of course got a yellow card) as his side beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0.
Yannick Bolasie - Anderlecht
Thriving in Belgium. Scored a brace to earn Anderlecht a 2-2 draw against Club Brugge, taking his own tally to three goals in four games.
Sandro Ramirez – Real Sociedad
Completed a rare 90 minutes for Sociedad, but still couldn’t get on the scoresheet as his side drew 0-0 with Girona.
Oumar Niasse – Cardiff City
Ran around a lot for Cardiff for 71 minutes, but his side were battered 5-1 by Watford FC.