Ryan Tunnicliffe endured a bittersweet afternoon on Saturday after the youngster provided an assist during Barnsley’s 3-2 defeat to Bolton in the Championship.
Tunnicliffe, on loan for a month, made his second start following an encouraging debut during the 5-3 defeat to Bristol City, setting up Chris O’Grady’s goal before exiting for substitute Jason Scotland after 67 minutes. Defeat leaves Barnsley just one point above the relegation zone and Peterborough, who recorded a surprise win over Blackburn Rovers without the injured Davide Petrucci and Scott Wootton, who has confirmed he is set to miss the rest of the season. Tunnicliffe, meanwhile, was an unused substitute in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Burnley.
Michael Keane played another full match for Leicester City but was unable to prevent a slender 1-0 loss to Ipswich Town, who didn’t involve Reece Brown, while Wilfried Zaha returned for Crystal Palace’s victory of the same scoreline over Derby County. The January signing played and scored on Tuesday as Palace overcame Hull 4-2. As for Keane, he also got a goal to his name by heading an injury-time equaliser to claim a draw for Leicester and deal Leeds’s Championship play-off hopes a blow. The 20-year-old nodded in a Martyn Waghorn corner to deny the visitors a first win on the road since 1 December. His manager Nigel Pearson said: “Keane has done great for us so far and is clearly going to be a very good player, I think his goal was just reward for us.”
Fabio made a brief cameo during QPR’s 2-1 win at Southampton in the Barclays Premier League, replacing Jay Bothroyd on 90 minutes after the English striker latched onto ex-Red Ji Sung Park’s cross to score a second half winner at St Mary’s.
John Cofie lasted 69 minutes during Notts County’s 1-0 win over Carlisle, providing the pass from which Alan Judge delicately lobbed the ball over Mark Gillespie to help keep his side’s promotion hopes alive.
Luke Giverin played 73 minutes as Royal Antwerp lost 1-0 to AS Eupen in the Belgian Second Division, Bebe was taken off after 46 minutes during Rio Ave’s 2-0 defeat to Estoril in Portugal while Kiko Macheda was introduced with just four minutes left as Stuttgart lost 2-1 to Bayer Leverkusen.
Angelo Henriquez could only watch from the bench as Wigan Athletic were battered 4-0 by Liverpool at the DW Stadium. Similarly, Luke McCullough did not feature during Cheltenham’s 2-1 win over AFC Wimbledon.