Loan Watch: Henriquez hat-trick; Cleverley scores second goal for Villa!

Tom Cleverley

Manchester United’s loan stars were in action again this weekend for their respective clubs. This weekend was the final match for most of the Football League teams, with only one loan players club earning a play-off spot – Sam Johnstone’s Preston North End, who face Chesterfield in the first leg of their play-off tie on Thursday (away). Tom Cleverley scored his second goal of the season to Villa, which turned out to be the winner, which was good for the midfielder. Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez scored a hat-trick for Dinamo Zagreb, with his side being named the champions of the 1.HNL this season.

Here is how I feel the players fared this weekend:

Tom Cleverley – Aston Villa

Tom Cleverley played 90 minutes in the 3-2 win against Everton in the Barclays Premier League. Cleverley had a good game yet again for Aston Villa and managed to bag another goal for his side; the winning goal. The English midfielder has now scored two goals in as many games. He has really up his game since Tim Sherwood joined Villa and he’s been a main part his success.

Next Match: West Ham United – Barclays Premier League – Saturday 9th May 2015; KO 15:00

Saidy Janko – Bolton Wanderers

Saidy Janko played 14 minutes in the 1-0 defeat to Birmingham City in the Sky Bet Championship. Janko didn’t do a lot when he came on really, he got a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. He’s now coming back to Manchester United in the summer due to the season being over and Bolton Wanderers haven’t qualified for Play offs or anything.

Next Match: Final match of the season

Jesse Lingard – Derby County

Jesse Lingard played 57 minutes in the 3-0 defeat to Reading in the must win game in the Sky Bet Championship. Lingard had an average game didn’t create a lot for his side, he had one great chance but the Reading goalkeeper made a brilliant save. Derby County lost their place in the play offs considering they were top of the League at Christmas.

Next Match: Final match of the season 

Reece James – Huddersfield Town

Reece James started this match, but it was abandoned due to a pitch invasion and protest by the Blackpool supporters. The Football League have confirmed on Monday evening that the match will not be replayed.

Next Match: Final match of the season

Will Keane – Sheffield Wednesday

Will Keane played 77 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Watford in the Sky Bet Championship. Keane had an alright game upfront and his last game of his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday. He had a couple of chances but didn’t really trouble the Watford keeper, but his team mate he was substituted for set up the equalising goal in the last-minute of the game meant that Watford would go up to the Premier League but in second behind Bournemouth.

Next Match: Final match of the season

Ben Pearson – Barnsley

Ben Pearson played 90 minutes in the 5-0 win over Rochdale in the Sky Bet League One. Pearson had a decent game in midfield and cut out all of the pressure that Rochdale put them under. He made it easy for his team to attack.

Next Match: Final match of the season

Sam Johnstone – Preston North End

Sam Johnstone played 90 minutes in the 1-0 defeat to Colchester United in the Sky Bet League One. Johnstone had a game to forget in goal for Preston North End because he gave away a penalty and got a yellow card for the tackle in the area, but luckily Colchester missed the penalty. Colchester then scored late which meant Preston went down to 3rd place which means they’re in the play offs after Milton Keynes Dons took advantage of the slip up by Preston.

Next Match: Chesterfield  – Sky Bet League One Play-Offs – Thursday 7th May 2015; KO 19:45

Javier Hernandez – Real Madrid 

Javier Hernandez played 66 minutes in the 3-2 win over Sevilla in the La Liga. Hernandez had an average game and did not really cause threat to the opposition and he was substituted in the 66th minute for Gareth Bale who came on and set up Cristiano Ronaldo for his Hat-trick.

Next Match: Juventus – UEFA Champions League – Tuesday 5th May 2015; KO 19:45

Guillermo Varela – Real Madrid II

Guillermo Varela played 80 minutes in the 1-0 defeat to Real Sociedad II in the Segunda B. The defeat sees Real Madrid’s second string in seventh this season, 14 points behind league leaders Huesca, with no chance of topping them. The Uruguayan defender was shown a yellow card in the 68th minute of the match. It is still unknown whether his loan deal will be made permanent, or whether he will return to the AON Training Complex after a break this summer.

Next Match: Guadalajara – Segunda B – Saturday 9th May 2015; KO TBA

Nani – Sporting Lisbon

Nani was not involved in the 2-0 win over Nacional in the Primeira Liga this weekend.

Next Match: Estoril – Primeira Liga – Sunday 10th May 2015; KO: 16:00

Angelo Henriquez – Dinamo Zagreb

Angelo Henriquez played 72 minutes in the 5-1 victory over Split in the 1.HNL at the weekend. The Chilean striker scored a penalty in the 23rd minute of the match, scoring his second goal just seven minutes later. Split scored just before half time. Henriquez completed his hat-trick in the 57th minute of the match, putting his side 3-1 up and securing their position as champions this season. Dinamo scored twice in two minutes after Henriquez was substituted. The Chilean has had a great season, scoring 17 league goals for his loan club, perhaps with United’s lacklustre strikers this season, the Chilean could still have a future at Old Trafford.

Next Match: Zagreb – 1.HNL – Saturday 9th May 2015; KO 16:00

Vanja Milinković-Savić – FK Vojvodina

Vanja Milinković-Savić was not involved in the 4-0 defeat to Partizan in the Super Liga this weekend.

Next Match: Donji Srem – Super Liga – Saturday 9th May 2015; KO 16:00

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