Loan round-up: Patino nets first Blackpool goal

Charlie Patino in action for Arsenal under-21s

Last weekend saw Charlie Patino score the first goal of his loan spell at Blackpool but couldn’t prevent the Seasiders losing 2-1 to Millwall.

The youngster returned to action the previous Wednesday following an ankle injury that had kept him out for four weeks, and netted from close range in the 33rd minute at The Den to cancel out Daniel Grimshaw’s own goal, however former Gunners youngster Benik Afobe’s winner leave Blackpool 19th in the Championship table.

Meanwhile, it was also a landmark weekend for Pablo Mari who helped Monza claim their first-ever Serie A win as they stunned Juventus by beating them 1-0. The Spanish defender played the full game as Christian Gytkjaer’s goal sealed a historic win for the newly-promoted side, who climbed off the bottom of the table in the process.

Elsewhere across the continent, Nuno Tavares played the whole of Marseille’s 1-1 draw against Rennes in a game that saw Matteo Guendouzi score at both ends, and leave l’OM second in the table, two points behind PSG. 

At the other end of the division, Folarin Balogun couldn’t prevent Reims falling to a 3-0 defeat to Monaco, while Nicolas Pepe’s Nice were beaten 1-0 at home by Angers.

Two loanees came face-to-face in Spain and it was Miguel Azeez’s Ibiza who were celebrating after beating Real Oviedo 1-0, with Marcelo Flores coming on in the 64th minute for the defeated hosts. Azeez made his debut, playing 80 minutes in the process. In Turkey, Alex Runarsson was beaten five times as Galatasaray won 5-0 against Alanyaspor.

Back in the Championship, both Brook Norton-Cuffey and Auston Trusty kept clean sheets but saw their Rotherham United and Birmingham City sides held to 0-0 draws by Middlesbrough and Coventry City respectively.

In League One, Tyreece John-Jules played 69 minutes of Ipswich Town’s 2-2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday, with the point enough to leave the Suffolk side top of the table, while in League Two Arthur Okonkwo failed to be beaten as he helped Crewe Alexandra to a 1-0 win against Crawley Town to claim their first victory in five attempts, 

North of the border, Ryan Alebiousu made his ninth appearance for Kilmarnock who remain in 11th position in the Premiership table after losing 1-0 away to Livingston.

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