Next 20 Round-Up: Goals galore for Kick It Out's ambassadors
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.
Bournemouth made it three wins in three at the Vitality Stadium after they thumped Hull City 6-1, with Callum Wilson continuing his fine form in front of goal. Wilson headed in the Cherries’ fifth goal of the game and his third of the campaign, while fellow ambassador Harry Maguire made his first start of the season for Mike Phelan’s side.
Jack Butland, who is still recovering from a long-term injury suffered on international duty back in March, spoke to Paul Mortimer, our Professional Players Engagement Management, in an extended interview, the first half of which is here.
Nathan Redmond bagged his second goal of the campaign as Southampton beat Burnley 3-1 at St Mary’s. Charlie Austin gave Saints the lead from close range before Redmond doubled the lead with a low strike past Tom Heaton. Austin and Sam Vokes completed the scoring with a penalty each for both sides.
Romelu Lukaku scored his sixth goal of the season in Everton’s 1-1 draw away at leaders Manchester City. Lukaku opened the scoring after 64 minutes with a great individual strike past Claudio Bravo, only for Nolito to equalise for the hosts – who missed two penalties – eight minutes later.
Nathaniel Chabolah came on as a second-half substitute for Chelsea in their 3-0 victory over Leicester City, making his first Premier League appearance at Stamford Bridge in the process. After Diego Costa slotted in the opener and Eden Hazard rounded Kasper Schmeichel to double the lead, Victor Moses added a third thanks to a superb back-heel from Chabolah.
Ben Davies replaced Danny Rose at left-back for Tottenham Hotspur as they drew 1-1 away at West Bromwich Albion. Former Spurs man Nacer Chadli thumped in the opener for the Baggies eight minutes from time, only for Dele Alli to equalise at the death.
Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson returned to action for the Under-23s side against Southampton on Friday evening, as he continues his recovery from a nine month lay-off with a cruciate knee ligament injury.
In the Championship, Jason Lowe completed 90 minutes in Blackburn Rovers’ goalless draw against Ipswich Town at Ewood Park.
Elsewhere, Romaine Sawyers played in Brentford’s 3-1 defeat to Newcastle United. A brace from Dwight Gayle and a header from Ciaran Clark put the Magpies in the ascendency, only for Scott Hogan to net a consolation.
Gael Birigimana’s Coventry City lost 3-0 to Charlton Athletic at The Valley, which puts them bottom of the League One table while, Daniel Powell came off the bench for the Milton Keynes Dons in their 2-1 defeat against high-flying Scunthorpe United.
In League Two, Michael Harriman featured in Wycombe Wanderers’ 1-1 draw away at Mansfield Town. Matt Bloomfield opened the scoring for the Chairboys, after good build-up play from Harriman and Paul Hayes, but Matt Green equalised for the hosts nine minutes from time to deny Gareth Ainsworth’s side their first away victory of the season.
West Foderingham kept a clean sheet as Rangers picked up a 1-0 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Kenny Miller scored the all-important goal for the Ibrox side – his 100th goal for club – with the win moving Mark Warburton’s team up to third in the Scottish Premier League.
Meanwhile, both Toni Duggan and Jordan Nobbs have both been called up to the Lionesses squad for upcoming fixtures against France and Spain.