Loan Round-Up

Monday 4 January 2016 17:00

In the Barclays Premier League, Maarten Stekelenburg was named in goal as 10-man Southampton were beaten 1-0 at Norwich City on Saturday.

Saints went a man down when Victor Wanyama was shown a second yellow card in the 73rd minute. And three minutes later, Alex Tettey grabbed the winner as the visitors slipped to a sixth defeat in their last eight league outings. Ronald Koeman’s side now sit 13th in the table.

In Sky Bet League One, Larnell Cole played the full 90 minutes as Shrewsbury Town, who also had a man sent off, were thumped 7-1 at fellow strugglers Chesterfield.

Jay O'Shea's volley put the hosts ahead, and his penalty and Lee Novak's 18-yard shot made it 3-0 by the break. Zak Whitbread’s effort gave Shrewsbury hope in the 66th minute, but Rai Simons struck from 18 yards and a Novak penalty, which saw Junior Brown sent off, made it 5-1. Another Simons shot made it six before Novak's long-range effort sealed his hat-trick and completed the scoring.

The Spireites' victory sees them climb to 18th place, a point above Shrewsbury who drop to 20th.

It was Shrewsbury's heaviest defeat since suffering the same scoreline against Southend United back in April 1964 and manager Micky Mellon said: “Everything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong. I've had lower moments in football - it's only one moment - but it is a pride batterer."

In Portugal’s Primeira Liga, Kostas Mitroglou was a 90th-minute substitute as Benfica won 1-0 at Vitoria de Guimaraes. Renato Sanches grabbed the only goal of the game in the 75th minute.

Benfica sit third in the standings, two points behind second-placed FC Porto, who were beaten 2-0 at leaders Sporting CP.