West Ham United loanee Kyel Reid played a starring role as Wolverhampton Wanderers came from behind to win 3-2 at Derby County on Easter Monday.
The 21-year-old winger, one of eight homegrown Hammers to appear in the West Ham first team this campaign, was sent on as a 61st-minute substitute by Wolves manager Mick McCarthy at Pride Park and responded with a virtuoso display for the Coca-Cola Championship leaders.
Arriving with Wolves 2-1 down, Reid's superb play led to a 74th-minute equaliser for Matt Jarvis before Andy Keogh stole all three points for the Midlanders with just three minutes remaining. Wanderers are now seven points clear of third-placed Sheffield United with just three matches to play. Reid's fellow West Ham loanee Nigel Quashie was not involved for Wolves.
Lee Bowyer completed a full 90 minutes for ten-man Birmingham City as the second-placed Blues drew 1-1 with Plymouth Argyle at St Andrews. City had goalkeeper Maik Taylor sent-off for a professional foul on 26 minutes, with Paul Gallagher netting the resulting penalty. Substitute Franck Queudrue, on for injured former Hammers trainee Liam Ridgewell, who suffered a season-ending broken leg, netted the equaliser five minutes after half-time. Birmingham are six points behind leaders Wolves with three matches remaining.
In League One, Jordan Spence was involved from start to finish as Leyton Orient won 1-0 at Swindon Town. The O's are 15th in the table and mathematically safe from relegation with three matches still to play. Spence has been instrumental in an incredible run for Orient that has seen them win seven and draw one of their last nine games. He returns to the club on Monday 4 May and will hope to play a part in the final three Premier League games of the season.
Left-back Joe Widdowson completed a full 90 minutes for League Two relegation scrappers Grimsby Town as they picked up a vital 2-0 win at Notts County. The Mariners are 22nd in the table, a point clear of the bottom-two with three games to go. Striker Jack Jeffery also played a full part as Eastbourne Borough beat Grays Athletic 2-1 in the Blue Square Premier.
In Hungary's Soproni Liga, midfielder Tony Stokes was a second-half substitute in Ujpest FC's 3-0 victory over REAC on Saturday. Title-chasing Ujpest are a point clear of second-placed Debrecen with ten matches remaining. Julien Faubert was not involved as Real Madrid kept up the pressure on La Liga leaders Barcelona with a 2-0 win over Valladolid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.