It was the story of two penalties when Lyon hosted Nicholas Pepe and Nice on Friday night in Ligue 1.
Pepe went for the penalty spot in the first half and although he missed his first try after the keeper went off his line, he didn’t make a mistake on the replay. However, in the closing minutes, ex-gunner Alexandre Lacazette equalized from 12 yards for Lyon to end the game 1-1.
Nuno Tavares played the full 90 to help Marseille secure back-to-back Ligue 1 wins as fourth-placed Monaco beat Monaco 3-2. In the meantime, Folarin Balogun‘s Reims were only able to draw 1-1 away with Montpellier thanks to an injury-time equalizer from the hosts.
Ainsley Maitland Niles made his seventh appearance for Southampton in their midweek Carabao Cup game as the Saints beat Sheffield Wednesday on penalties to advance to the fourth round, with Maitland-Niles converting from the point with consummate ease. He also came on as a substitute when Nathan Jones’ new side lost 3-1 to Liverpool in the Premier League.
Elsewhere in England Charlie Patino earned his second Championship assist for Blackpool in their 2-1 defeat by Wigan Athletic. Austin Trusty played 90 minutes in back-to-back league games for Birmingham City this week but the Blues have only recorded a draw against Swansea City and a defeat against Sunderland. They won’t be back in action until December 10th when they travel to Blackpool to face off against Patino and Co.
Defender of the Academy Brooke Norton-Cuffy came on as a half-time substitute for Rotherham United as they drew 1–1 with Luton Town in the Championship. Harry ClarkeThe Stoke City side had better luck against Luton in midweek, beating the Hatters 2-0, but were then beaten by West Bromwich Albion at the weekend. Clarke played the full 90 minutes in both games.
Soaring Striker Tyreece John Jules unfortunately suffered a serious injury while playing in League One. Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna confirmed John-Jules is “under specialist review” to determine if his severe thigh tear requires surgery.
in the second division Arthur Okonkwo delivered a brilliant performance between the posts to keep Crewe Alexandra clean in the win over Colchester United. Unlike the championship, League One and Two will continue during the World Cup break.
Alex Runarson Alanyaspor also kept a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw with Adana Demirspor in Turkey’s Super Lig.
In Scotland, Ayr United extended their lead in the Scottish Championship after beating Hamilton 3-2. Alex Kirk played the whole game as a central defender for the league leaders.
Our two academy youngsters in La Liga 2, Marcelo Flores and Miguel Azez, At the weekend, they played most of their games for Real Oviedo and Ibiza respectively, with both teams claiming victories.
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