Shea marked his Birmingham City debut with an assist in the 1-1 draw with Leeds United on Saturday. The recently arrived winger played a clever diagonal ball from the left to prompt Wes Thomas’ thunderous opener eight minutes before halftime. Shea eventually marched off after 67 minutes as he seeks to establish himself as a regular first-team fixture for the struggling Championship side.
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Brad Guzan, Aston Villa goalkeeper
Aston Villa climbed to second in the Premier League table with a 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Saturday. Gabriel Agbonlahor staked Villa to an early lead at Anfield. Guzan (one save) and the Villa defense held firm to make the early goal stand and sustain the bright start to the season.
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Tim Howard, Everton goalkeeper
Everton claimed its first win in three attempts with a 2-0 triumph at West Brom on Saturday. Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas scored either side of halftime to provide the Toffees with a deserved win, while Howard made one save to register his first clean sheet of the campaign.
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Tim Ream, Bolton Wanderers defender
Bolton earned its second point of the season with a 0-0 home draw against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday. Ream once again featured in defense as Bolton claimed an important result in its bid to pull away from the foot of the table.
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Emerson Hyndman, Fulham midfielder
Fulham continued its miserable start to the Championship season with a 3-0 defeat at Reading in Saturday. Glenn Murray scored twice on his Reading debut to exacerbate Fulham’s troubles. Hyndman played the first half before exiting at the interval.
The enterprising right back once again displayed his versatility in Mönchengladbach’s 4-1 victory over Schalke on Saturday. Johnson started the affair on the left side of midfield, but he shifted to his usual perch in defense after Tony Jantschke departed through injury at halftime. Andre Hahn struck twice to ensure those efforts ended in victory.
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John Brooks, Hertha Berlin defender
Hertha Berlin continued its indifferent start to the season with a 3-1 home defeat to Mainz 05 on Saturday. Brooks earned the start in central defense and played the entire 90 minutes in the defeat.
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Julian Green, Hamburg forward
Hamburg manager Mirko Slomka handed Green his full debut in the 2-0 defeat to Hannover 96 on Sunday. Green featured on the right flank for the first half of the defeat at the HDI-Arena before exiting at the break.
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Joe Gyau, Borussia Dortmund forward
Gyau continued his push for first-team time by making the bench in Dortmund’s 3-1 victory over Freiburg on Saturday. Pierre Aubameyang, Shinji Kagawa and Adrian Ramos all hit the scoresheet as Dortmund kept within one point of early leaders Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich.
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Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes midfielder
Lille scored twice within five minutes of the start of the second half to send Nantes spiraling to a 2-0 defeat on Sunday. Bedoya played for the first 66 minutes in an attacking midfield role before departing the fray.
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Joe Corona and Greg Garza, Club Tijuana
Corona and Garza both featured for the duration of Tijuana’s 1-1 draw at defending champions Pachuca on Saturday. Alfredo Moreno gave the Xolos – now under the guidance of recently appointed manager Daniel Guzman – their third consecutive 1-1 draw when he responded Hirving Lozano’s opener after 18 minutes.