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Arsenal fans have reason to be excited with Arsenal loanees as they helped their teams to wins on the opening day of the Football League Championship season.

Chuba Akpom finally scored his first senior goal after he had three different loan spells at Brentford, Coventry City and Nottingham Forest.

Hull's winger Sam Clucas opened the scoring after 38 minutes before Akpom scored the winning goal as the Tigers won their opening game 2-0.


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Akpom scored the winning goal in the 71st minute as the he helped Hull's Championship season off to a strong start, he played 83 minutes before being replaced by Greg Luer.

Chuba made three Arsenal appearances last season, against Southampton, Aston Villa and Tottenham but didn't make a huge impact for the Gunners, However, he scored a hat-trick against a Singapore Select XI in the Barclays Asia Trophy last month.

He has an impressive goal-scoring record for England youth teams scoring 17 goals in 39 game.

Isaac Hayden also started the game and played the 90 minutes as helped the Tigers to get their first clean sheet this season.

The 20-years-old had already played 23 game for the England youth teams scoring only one goal.

The English Defender was the only Hull player to pick up a booking.

The Tigers are one of the favourites for promotion from the Championship this season, but they still have to be at their best to clinch the promotion.

Meanwhile Jon Toral scored on his debut for Birmingham City as the Blues won against Reading 2- 1.

David Cotterill opened the scoring from a free-kick before Toral scored the second goal to make it 2-0 after 47 minutes.

The young attacker told the Birmingham official website: "It was a great ball by Clayton and I just had to head it home and I did that, but credit to Clayton.

"It was a really tough game, like most of them in the Championship against a very good Reading side and I think we deserved to win."

The ex-Barcelona player was on loan to Brentford last season and he scored 6 goals in 34 games helping the Bees to finish fifth and to qualify for the play-off's before losing to Middlesbrough in the play-off semi-finals.

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