Tom Carroll makes first Premier League start

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Tottenham starlet Tom Carroll started his first ever Premier League game as the England Under-21 midfielder appeared for loan side Swansea in the 2-1 defeat at Stoke City.

Having played his first top flight match back in August, Carroll followed up impressive displays for the national youth side in the European qualifying play-off matches agianst Croatia with a start at the Britannia and played 65 minutes before being subbed by manager Garry Monk.

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Alex Pritchard played the full games as Brentford drew with Wigan at the weekend, and then Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday. Both games ended goalless. Ryan Fredericks was also ever-present in Middlesbrough's 2-1 win at Brighton and 2-0 loss at Wolves. Milos Veljkovic was on the bench for both Boro games.

Left on the bench

Grant Hall was also left on the bench for both Birmingham's games - both 1-0 losses to Bolton and Blackburn. The Blues have departed with manager Lee Clark, so it will be interesting to see what happens with the centre back for the remainder of the season.

Kenneth McEvoy came off the bench after 78 minutes in Peterborough's 2-1 home win over Barnsley in league One, but did not get on the pitch in midweek defeat at Crewe.

League Two

A division down saw Shaq Coulthirst sit on the bench in Southend's home draw to Exeter, before coming off the bench late on in the defeat to Newport. Jordan Archer continued his run of games for Northampton as the Cobblers lost 3-2 to Cheltenham, then 3-1 at home to Oxford.

In the Bundesliga, Lewis Holtby played the full game in Hamburg's 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim, while Grant Ward was a late sub in Chicago Fire's 2-1 defeat to DC United

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