Stokes leads loanees

On-loan West Ham United midfielder Tony Stokes was on cloud nine after Ujpest FC beat title rivals Debrecen 2-0 to go top of the Hungarian Soproni Liga table.

The 21-year-old, who has joined the Budapest-based club until the end of the season, was introduced as a late substitute as the 20-times Hungarian champions went three points clear of their opponents.

Stokes, who has now made four league and Magyar Cup appearances for the club, joined in the jubilant post-match celebrations on the pitch at Szusza Ferenc Stadion after the final whistle.

Elsewhere, West Ham's band on loanees had a mixed weekend.

In the Barclays Premier League, Calum Davenport was booked as Sunderland went down to a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday. The central defender was introduced as a 16th-minute substitute for Daryl Murphy after former Hammer George McCartney was sent-off.

In the Championship, Lee Bowyer completed a full 90 minutes as promotion-chasing Birmingham City drew 1-1 with Norwich City at St Andrews. However, neither Kyel Reid nor Nigel Quashie featured for leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers in their 1-0 victory at Nottingham Forest.

England Under-19 defender Jordan Spence played the whole game as Leyton Orient lost 1-0 at home to Walsall in League One,

Into League Two and left-back Joe Widdowson was celebrating as Grimsby Town climbed out of the relegation zone with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Gillingham at Blundell Park.

In the Blue Square Premier, striker Jack Jeffery was replaced after 58 minutes of Eastbourne Borough's 2-1 home defeat to league-leaders Burton Albion.

Finally, Julien Faubert was not in Real Madrid's squad for Sunday's 3-0 victory over Almeria at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.