Grant Ward came off the bench to change the game as Chicago Fire came from behind against Houston Dynamos to seal three much needed points in the MLS over the weekend.
In the last game of Fire's MLS season, Ward was introduced from the bench just after the hour mark with his team a goal down. The young Spur had an immediate impact, winning a penalty from which Jeff Larentowicz levelled the scores.
With the game moving into stoppage time, Ward sent over a cross from which ex-Liverpool striker Florent Sinama-Pongolle scored the winner to spark celebrations from the home crowd.
Back on English shores, Tom Carroll was a 58th minute substitute for Swansea in their 2-0 home win over Leicester, while Ryan Fredericks played the whole 90 minutes for Middlesbrough as the Teesiders drew 1-1 at home to Watford. Milos Vejkolvic was an unused substitute.
There was less good news for the Spurs loanees in the Championship, with Alex Pritchard playing 81 minutes in Brentford's 3-1 defeat at Bolton, while Grant Hall was back in the starting line-up as Birmingham succumbed to a woeful 8-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth.
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The bad news continued in League One, where Kenneth McEvoy was an unused substitute for Peterborough as they lost 3-2 at Coventry, and Jordan Archer conceded a late goal as Northampton lost to Luton 1-0. Shaq Coulthirst remained on the bench as Southend drew 1-1 with Bury.
Lewis Holtby came off the bench at half time as Hamburg lost 3-0 to Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.
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