Loan Round-Up: Williams And Connolly Help Bolton Secure Crucial Win

Joe Williams and Callum Connolly helped Bolton Wanderers keep their Championship survival hopes alive with a 2-1 home victory against Millwall.

The pair started the game, which was settled by goals from Pawel Olkowski and Gary O'Neil. Lee Gregory hit Millwall’s late consolation, but the south London team are now teetering in the final place above the relegation zone. 

They are just five points ahead of Bolton, who remain second bottom.


Oumar Niasse completed 90 minutes as he helped Cardiff City secure a vital 2-0 Premier League home win over West Ham United.

Junior Hoilett and Victor Camarasa struck either side of half-time to for Neil Warnock’s team.

The Bluebirds remain third from bottom but are just two points behind Burnley and Southampton.


Mohamed Besic played 74 minutes as fifth-placed Championship side Middlesbrough fell to a 2-1 defeat against Brentford at the Riverside Stadium.

Ashley Fletcher put Boro ahead before a Ryan Shotton own goal levelled the scores. Said Benrahma then hit the winner for Bees. 

Antonee Robinson played the full 90 minutes but his Wigan Athletic side were beaten 3-2 in a pulsating game at Reading.

The Latics led 2-1 heading into the 89th minute, but goals from Mo Barrow and Yakou Meite secured a dramatic victory for the home team.

Nick Powell had given Wigan the lead and while John Swift levelled for the Royals, Joe Garner had re-asserted the Latics’ advantage.

Paul Cook’s team drop to 20th in the table, three points clear of the relegation places.

In League One, Luke Garbutt played for an hour as Oxford United fell to last-gasp 1-0 defeat at Gillingham.

Brandon Hanlan’s 89th-minute strike proved the difference, with the result meaning Oxford slip into the relegation zone.

Away from these shores, Yannick Bolasie helped Anderlecht to a 2-0 home success over Kortrijk.

A Sven Kums double secured victory for the Brussels outfit, who are fifth in the Belgian Pro League table.

Sandro Ramirez started for ninth-placed Real Sociedad but his team fell to a 5-2 La Liga defeat at Sevilla.

Mikel Oyarzable struck twice for ninth-placed Sociedad but a Wassam Ben Yedder-inspired Sevilla emerged with maximum points.

The striker hit a hat-trick, while Pablo Sarabia also got on the scoresheet and Oyarzable scored an own goal.

Nikola Vlasic helped CSKA Moscow wrap up a comfortable 3-0 home win against Rubin Kazan in the Russian Pro League.

Takuma Nishimura, Fyodor Chalov and Jaka Bijol netted for CSKA, who are third in the league table, seven points behind leaders Zenit St Petersburg.

Kevin Mirallas was introduced as a second-half substitute as Fiorentina battled out a 1-1 home draw with Lazio.

Luis Muriel equalised for Fiorentina after Ciro Immobile had put the visitors in front. Fiorentina are 10th in Serie A.

Shani Tarashaj also came off from the bench as his Grasshoppers team fell to a 3-1 defeat against Luzern.

Arlind Ajeti scored for 10th-placed Grasshoppers, but Marvin Shulz, Christian Schneuwly and an Ajeti own goal secured victory for the away team. 


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