The Loan Report: Pereira Scores a goal and Fosu-Mensah’s Palace stun Chelsea

The Loan Report

Here’s how Manchester United’s on-loan players fared at their respective clubs this weekend

Andreas Pereira (Valencia CF)

Came on for Carlos Soler in the 75th minute in Valencia’s 6-3 rout of Real Betis. The Brazilian, who was booked in the 87th minute, scored his side’s sixth goal in the third minute of stoppage time.

Goncalo Guedes passed the ball to Pereira after a long run, who smashed an exquisite strike into the top corner from just outside the box. This was his second league goal of the season, and the win takes Valencia up to the second position in the league, trailing leaders Barcelona by four points and leading Real Madrid by one point.

Valencia will now be in action on November 21 as they face Sevilla in La Liga.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Crystal Palace)

Came on for the final five minutes and slotted into the back line as Crystal Palace shut down shop in their 2-1 win over league champions Chelsea. With this win, Crystal Palace won their first points of the season and also broke their goal-scoring duck.

An own goal by Azpilicueta put the hosts ahead, before Bakayoko levelled for the visitors just minutes later. Wilfried Zaha, who was starting his first game after return from injury, then scored a goal in the 45th minute which turned out to be the winner.

Crystal Palace, who’re now only one point behind Bournemouth, travel to St. James Park next weekend to take on Newcastle United.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Leeds United)

Wasn’t included in the squad to face Reading, which ended in a 1-0 defeat for Thomas Christiansen’s side, courtesy of a late goal from Modou Barrow.

This was the Whites’ third straight league defeat, and as a result, they’ve fallen to sixth in the league. Just three match-days ago, they were on top of the pile.

They next face Bristol City in the Championship next weekend.

Sam Johnstone (Aston Villa)

Superb performance from the keeper, although he couldn’t help his side avoid the 2-0 defeat to Wolves.

Made a brilliant double save in the 77th minute, making saves from Diogo Jota and Leo Bonatini’s fine efforts. Also made a brilliant save in the 93rd minute from Ben Marshall’s long distance effort to save his side’s blushes.

Aston Villa, who remain seventh in the league, face Fulham in the championship next weekend.

Matty Willock (FC Utrecht)

Was an unused substitute in FC Utrecht’s 3-1 win over Heerenveen in the Eredivisie.

As a result of this victory, FC Utrecht move up to eighth in the standings after eight match-days.

Devonte Redmond (Scunthorpe United)

Wasn’t included in the squad in his side’s 2-0 loss to Rotherham in Football League One, which left them down to 13th in the standings.

They next face Fleetwood Town in the league on Tuesday evening.

Regan Poole (Northampton Town)

Was an unused substitute in his side’s 1-0 loss to AFC Wimbledon, who ran out winners courtesy of a goal from Harry Forrester.

The loss means that Northampton fall down to 23rd in the league, leading Plymouth Argyle by two points.