Next 20 round-up: Duo involved in five-goal thriller
Kick It Out’s ‘Next 20’ initiative involves players from across the Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Women’s Super League, who represent the organisation as ambassadors and help to spread the key messages of equality and inclusion.
Ross Hobart provides the latest update from the 2016-17 season, as our ambassadors make their impression on the pitch.
In the Championship, Jason Lowe and Romaine Sawyers met, as Blackburn edged a superb encounter 3-2, against Brentford at Ewood Park. Blackburn’s Danny Graham and Brentford’s Scott Hogan both scored braces, while Harlee Dean’s own-goal proved to be the decider in a pulsating first half.
Callum Wilson featured in Bournemouth’s first Premier League away win this season, as they beat Stoke City 1-0 at the Bet 365 Stadium. On-loan Chelsea defender Nathan Ake scored the only goal of the game, meeting Junior Stanislas’ cross to claim the three points and move Eddie Howe’s side up into the top half of the table.
Carl Jenkinson made his first start for Arsenal in over two and a half years and lasted 83 minutes as they drew 1-1 away at Manchester United. Juan Mata put Jose Mourinho’s side ahead after 68 minutes, before Olivier Giroud rescued a point for the Gunners at the death, with a towering header.
Romelu Lukaku completed 90 minutes for Everton, as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Swansea City. Gylfi Sigurdsson put the Swans ahead from the penalty spot just before half-time, only for Seamus Coleman to equalise at the death, denying Bob Bradley his first win in English football.
Meanwhile, Nathan Redmond played for Southampton as they held leaders Liverpool to a goalless draw at St Marys, while Nathaniel Chabolah came on as a late substitute for Chelsea in their 1-0 win at Middlesbrough, thanks to Diego Costa’s first half strike.
Harry Maguire was an unused substitute for Hull City in their 3-0 defeat to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, while fellow ambassadors Jack Butland and Ben Davies remained side-lined through injury.
In League One, Daniel Powell appeared as a stoppage time substitute as managerless Milton Keynes Dons claimed a well-earned point at Bristol Rovers, while Gael Birigimana featured for the full match as Coventry City lost 4-1 away at Oxford United.
Michael Harriman starred for Wycombe Wanderers as they claimed their first away victory of the season with a 2-1 victory against Cambridge United. Paul Hayes opened the scoring from the penalty spot, before George Maris looked to have earnt Cambridge a point with an equaliser in the 87th minute. Aaron Pierre then scored with the last kick of the game, to give Gareth Ainsworth’s side a much needed victory and move the Chairboys up into 10th position.
In the Scottish Premier League, Harry Forrester scored in stoppage time to clinch victory for Rangers against Dundee at Ibrox. Mark Warburton’s side had squandered several great chances, before Forrester pounced in the second minute of injury time to keep Rangers within touching distance of second place Aberdeen. Wes Foderingham featured and kept his fifth clean sheet of the season.