Thursday 22 Aug
Updated Thursday 22 Aug 17:10
Club

Loan watch: Hugill on target, draws for Diangana and Cullen

Jordan Hugill celebrates his goal against Swansea

 

West Ham United’s on-loan players went without a victory during the midweek round of EFL fixtures.

In the Championship, Jordan Hugill scored his second goal of the season, but it was not enough to avert Queen's Park Rangers' 3-1 home defeat by Swansea City.

Hugill almost opened the scoring with a world-class strike, controlling a corner on his chest before lashing a volley inches over the crossbar from the edge of the penalty area.

However, the west London side then fell behind to Bersant Celina’s first-half goal before Hugill headed in the equaliser from ten yards.

Swansea would take all three points back to Wales, though, as Borja Baston’s penalty and a late Sam Surridge goal denied Rangers a first home league win of the season.

Nineteenth-placed QPR host Wigan Athletic at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

 

Jordan Hugill scores his goal against Swansea

 

Elsewhere in the Championship, Josh Cullen’s Charlton Athletic looked on course to make it three wins out of four when they took a first-half lead against Nottingham Forest at The Valley through Lyle Taylor’s 18th-minute goal.

However, despite a dominant performance from Lee Bowyer’s Addicks, Forest fought back after the break and could have been awarded a penalty when Sam Field brought down Sammy Ameobi, only for referee Oliver Langford to award a free-kick.

The Tricky Trees, who started former Hammers loanee Carl Jenkinson at right-back, levelled with 12 minutes remaining through Albert Adomah’s close-range finish.

Charlton, who have won two and drawn two of their four matches, sit fifth in the table ahead of Saturday’s home game with Brentford.

 

Grady Diangana takes on the Reading defence

 

At The Hawthorns, Grady Diangana was rewarded for scoring two goals at the weekend with a start in West Bromwich Albion’s 1-1 draw with Reading.

Slaven Bilic’s side fell behind to a goal from Liverpool loanee Ovie Ejaria on 71 minutes – two minutes after Diangana had been replaced – before the Baggies snatched a late draw through Kenneth Zohore’s penalty two minutes from time.

Unbeaten West Brom sit sixth ahead of Saturday lunchtime’s live-televised trip to Derby County.

In League One, Nathan Trott produced some fine saves for AFC Wimbledon on his second start for the Dons, only for Wally Downes’ side to be beaten 2-1 by Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

Wimbledon led 1-0 through Nesta Guinness-Walker’s first-half goal, only for strikes within the last ten minutes from James Norwood and Kayden Jackson to turn the game in the Tractor Boys’ favour.

Trott has another big game on Saturday, when Wimbledon head to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland.

Trainingwear graphic