Tottenham loan stars: Alex Pritchard shines for Brentford

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Alex Pritchard shined in Brentford's 3-1 home win over Reading in the Championship on Saturday.

With Brentford already a goal up, Reading were caught in possession by Jonathan Douglas, who played in Andre Gray. Unfortunately for the striker, he slipped and fluffed an air shot but the ball rolled perfectly into Pritchard's path and the midfielder struck a left shot into the corner.

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Pritchard also picked up an assist for the third when his corner was headed home by Douglas. Pritchard left the game with six minutes left as Brentford maintained their top hal place in the Championship.

Ryan Fredericks was also involved in a victory in England's second tier as Middlesbrough beat Fulham 2-0 at home. The right back played the full ninety minutes and nearly set up an early goal when his burst down the right and cross was knocked just wide by Albert Adomah.


Grant Hall was on the bench as Birmingham sealed a late 1-1 draw at Charlton, while Tom Carroll was also sat on the bench for the entirety of their Premier League 2-2 draw with Newcastle.

Peterborough's game against Oldham Athletic at home also ended 2-2, with Keneth McEvoy coming on as a late sub.

In League Two, Shaq Coulthirst played the full game in Southend's 1-0 home defeat to bogey team Morecambe, while Jordan Archer's Northampton let in a 98th minute equaliser away to Wycombe. Archer had made a finger tip save onto the bar to keep the Cobblers ahead but a corner led to Wycombe saving a point.


Lewis Hotlby played the whole game as Hamburg picked up a vital three points at Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, while Tomislav Gomelt remained on the bench as Bari drew 1-1 at home to Modena in Serie B.

In the MLS, Grant Ward played 58 minutes for Chicago Fire on Thursday as they drew 1-1 Philadelphia Union, but the midfielder was not involved in Sunday's stalemate with Montreal Impact.

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