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Gonzales puts Dons on winning track

David Gonzales

David Gonzales

David Gonzalez is making his mark in Scotland, and City's on-loan goalkeeper was key to Aberdeen's first Premier League win of the season against Inverness Thistle.

The Colombian, snapped up for six months by former Scotland boss Craig Brown, couldn't keep a clean sheet but a string of fine saves made him instrumental in the 2-1 victory at Pittodrie.

Ryan McGivern is another Blues loan star on a high after consecutive victories with Crystal Palace. The Eagles beat Coventry 2-1 at Selhurst Park, followed by a 1-0 triumph at Hull, where James Chester’s own goal was enough to secure Palace’s first away win since October.

Kieran Trippier and Ben Mee both featured for Burnley as the Clarets shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw against Cardiff. Impressive full-back Trippier engineered the cross for Charlie Austin’s goal.

Michael Johnson didn’t figure in either of Leicester matches. The Foxes endured a 2-1 defeat at the King Power Stadium against Bristol City before an enthralling 2-2 draw at Nottingham Forest.

Sven-Goran Eriksson's men were two up, one courtesy of ex-Blue Gelson Fernandes, only to concede a late equaliser after ex-City goalkeeper Kaspar Schmeichel was sent off 10 minutes from time.

Mohammed Abu played for Norwegian side Stromsgodset, who drew 2-2 against Aalesund at the Marienlyst stadium. His side are currently sixth in the Premier League.

Abdisalam Ibrahim’s Dutch side NEC Nijmegen beat Excelsior 2-0 at the McDOS Goffertstadion but went on to endure a 4-0 defeat against AZ Alkmaar at the AFAS Stadion.

Despite Abdi being on the bench for the club’s opener against Heerenveen, he wasn’t picked by manager Alex Pastoor for NEC’s recent outings.

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