Loan Round-Up: Dowell And Onyekuru Hit Winners

Kieran Dowell scored the winner as Nottingham Forest put the brakes on a three-game losing streak by toppling high-flying Sheffield United 2-1 at the City Ground on Saturday.

Dowell started the game and completed 80 minutes before being replaced by Zach Clough. Forest fell behind to a third-minute strike from former Everton youngster John Lundstram, but quickly hit back when Scotsman Jason Cummings rifled home from the edge of the box.

And it was Everton loanee Dowell who won all three points for the home side as he volleyed Forest's ultimately decisive second goal past Blades goalkeeper Jamal Blackman.

A cross from the right-hand side travelled too far but was hooked back into the box, where Dowell was on hand to smash the ball into the bottom-right corner with his left foot. Victory moved Mark Warburton’s side up to 13th in the Championship.

Henry Onyekuru was on target again for Anderlecht as he scored for his fourth goal in five games, the Nigerian striker netting an 89th-minute winner against 12th-placed Standard Liege.

Onyekuru played the full 90 minutes and grabbed the only goal of the game when he met Leander Dendoncker’s right-wing cross to head home from six yards out. Last season’s Belgian champions Anderlecht stay seventh in the table following their fourth win of the campaign.

Joe Williams and Barnsley secured their third win of the season on the Yorkshire team's visit to Millwall. Barnsley were pegged back by Lee Gregory’s penalty shortly after Tom Bradshaw had opened the scoring for the away side.

But Bradshaw struck again on the hour mark and Mamadou Thiam completed the scoring from the penalty spot in a game that saw Williams complete 90 minutes.

Sunderland’s Everton loan duo Tyias Browning and Brendan Galloway are still waiting for their first league win since the Black Cats beat Norwich back in August following Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Preston North End.

Defender Browning completed 90 minutes as ex-Toffees winger Aiden McGeady salvaged a point for Sunderland when he defeated North End ‘keeper Chris Maxwell with a 20-yard drive two minutes after Jordan Hugill’s 57th-minute strike had handed the hosts a 2-1 advantage.

Galloway was not part of the Sunderland squad for the match at Deepdale.

Matthew Pennington
started his first match for Leeds since the opening day of the campaign as the Elland Road club lost 3-0 away at Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

Pennington has recovered from the ankle injury he sustained playing against Bolton back in August and returned to action as a half-time substitute in Leeds’ defeat at Cardiff last Tuesday.

The defender played 90 minutes at Hillsborough but was unable to prevent Thomas Christiansen’s team from going down to a second loss on the spin – a result that sees them drop to fifth.

Callum Connolly was an unused substitute as his Ipswich Town team suffered a 3-1 home defeat by Championship surprise-package Bristol City.

Antonee Robinson was brought on for the final five minutes with Bolton chasing an equaliser against 10-man Aston Villa on Saturday. The Trotters couldn’t take advantage of Neil Taylor’s late dismissal, however, and went down to Jonathan Kodjia’s first-half penalty.

Phil Parkinson’s side remain winless this term and are rooted to the foot of the Championship table.

Liam Walsh did not feature in Birmingham City's 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Hull City.

Finally, Conor Grant stepped up his recovery from the the head injury he suffered last month when the midfielder played the final 12 minutes of Crewe’s 1-0 loss at Coventry City in League Two.

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