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Everton Loan Recap: Dowell Shines for Blades

No shortage of action regarding young Blues

West Bromwich Albion v Sheffield United - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

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.

The Youngsters

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.

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.

The Deadwood

Ashley WilliamsStoke 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.