A round-up of all the action for our loan players over the last week, including a debut Ross Barkley will never forget at Aston Villa...
It was certainly a memorable Sunday for Barkley and Aston Villa, as they hammered reigning champions Liverpool 7-2. One of the biggest shocks in Premier League history, the result will have been especially sweet for the boyhood Everton fan. He scored Villa's fifth with a strike from 20 yards, which took a touch off Trent Alexander-Arnold on its way into the top corner, having earlier provided the free-kick from which Ollie Watkins had completed his hat-trick for Villa’s fourth goal.
It was a busy week for Kenedy in Spain, as he first came on as a second-half substitute as Granada beat Malmo 3-1 to secure their place in the Europa League group stage on Thursday, before going into the starting line-up and setting up Granada’s goal in the 1-1 draw away at Cadiz in La Liga on Sunday.
Lucas Piazon and Rio Ave can consider themselves desperately unlucky not to be joining them in the Europa League group stage. Piazon provided the assist for the Portuguese side’s equaliser in normal time of their final qualifying match against AC Milan, and Rio Ave led for almost the entirety of extra-time, only to concede an equaliser from a penalty in the 122nd minute and be knocked out during the ensuing shoot-out, despite Piazon netting with his effort from the spot.
Marc Guehi and Swansea City continued their excellent start to the season with a third win from their opening four fixtures in the Championship. However, they were made to work hard to beat Millwall 2-1, with Guehi making a crucial block to prevent an almost certain goal at 0-0 in the first half.
Jamal Blackman thought he had secured Rotherham United all three points when he produced a fine late save to deny Huddersfield Town and maintain his side’s 1-0 lead, but was helpless when a 96th-minute own-goal levelled the scores.
Luke McCormick and Bristol Rovers picked up their first win of the season in League One, beating Northampton 2-0 at home, and McCormick was unlucky not to get his name on the scoresheet when he curled just wide, shortly before being substituted in the 86th minute.
Tariq Uwakwe and Jon Russell helped Accrington Stanley inflict a first defeat of the season on Wimbledon. Uwakwe played the whole match as they came back from a goal down in the first half to win 2-1 at Loftus Road, with Russell coming off the bench with 25 minutes left to make his first appearance in senior football.
Jamie Cumming was unlucky to concede an early goal as Stevenage were beaten 1-0 by unbeaten Salford City, having saved the initial shot by being able to do nothing to prevent the rebound being converted by the visitors.
Lewis Baker played the full 90 minutes for Trabzonspor as Eddie Newton’s team came agonisingly close to making it back-to-back wins in Turkey, but an injury-time penalty meant they had to settle for a 1-1 draw away at Gaziantep.
Danilo Pantic was on the losing side of an end-to-end match in Serbia, as Cukaricki came back from two goals down before half-time, but eventually went down 4-2 to Spartak Subotica.
Armando Broja came off the bench to play the last 15 minutes of Vitesse Arnhem’s 3-0 win over Heracles, putting them fourth in the Eredivisie table at this early stage, ahead of Ajax on goal difference.
Ike Ugbo led the line up front for Cercle Bruges as they won 2-1 away at Eupen in Belgium, former Blue Kylian Hazard getting the opening goal for the visitors.