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Helan, Wabara and Huws enjoy good weekend

On an unspectacular week for the City stars out on loan, Emyr Huws, Reece Wabara and Jeremy Helan perhaps enjoyed their weekend more than most.

Helan made his debut for League 1 Shrewbury Town in a 2-2 draw with Colchester United and had an impressive game and helped the Shrews recover from 2-0 down to earn a vital point.

In the same division, Reece Wabara was again looking in great form as Oldham Athletic held high-flying Crawley Town to a 1-1 draw, despite playing with ten men for 70 minutes.

Academy graduate Huws played 81 minutes of Northampton Town's 2-0 win over in-form Port Vale and help the Cobblers climb to 14th in League 2.

Moving back up to the Championship, Wayne Bridge's Brighton drew 1-1 with Blackpool, while Abdul Razak's spell at Charlton ended as an unused sub in the 1-1 draw at Wolves.

In Scotland, Hibs recovered from their surprise defeat to Ross County last week to trounce Motherwell 4-0 away from home - Ryan McGivern played the full 90 minutes as Hibs moved back up to second in the SPL.

In Europe, Roque Santa Cruz couldn't find a way past struggling Espanyol's defence as Malaga were held to a 0-0 draw - they are now clinging to third with Real Madrid breathing down their necks in fourth. 

Staying in La Liga, Mohammed Abu played no part in Rayo Vallecano's 5-0 home defeat to Barcelona.

In Holland,  Dedryck Boyata came on as a 65th-minute sub for FC Twente as they won 1-0 at RKC to maintain their title challenge, but Omar Elabdellaoui wasn't involved in Feyenoord's 2-2 draw with Ajax.

Last but not least, Abdi Ibrahim played 61 minutes of Stromgodset's 3-2 win over Haugesund.

 

 

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