KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Matt Miazga started his first game for Vitesse their big win in the Dutch Eredivisie while Brendan Hines-Ike and Orebro shocked Zlatan Ibrahimovic's old team in Sweden.
Vitesse continued their fine start to the Eredivisie season with a comfortable 3-0 win over Excelsior.
While Miazga made his first start of the season for Vitesse, Excelsior's Desevio Payne and Shane O'Neill watched all of the action from the bench.
The visitors scored the first goal of the game just before halftime when Luc Castaignos rose up to head the ball into the goal from an Alexander Buttner corner kick.
Vitesse doubled their lead just minutes into the second half when Tim Matavz converted from the penalty spot after Excelsior's Jeffry Fortes was penalized for bringing down Buttner in the area.
Brian Linssen topped off the game in the 74th minute with a blistering strike from distance that Excelsior goalkeeper Ogmundur Kristinsson had no chance of stopping.
Vitesse sits in second place in the standings with nine points while Excelsior lies in 13th place with four points. Perhaps Payne and O'Neill will get their shots next week as their team definitely needs a shake up.
A stoppage time goal helped Orebro to a 2-1 win over first place team Malmo at the Behrn Arena.
Brendan Hines-Ike started in the center of defense for Orebro and played the entire game in the victory.
However, it would be Malmo that would open the scoring in the 49th minute when a poorly head back pass allowed Andreas Vindheim to head the ball over Orebro goalkeeper Oscar Jansson and into the back of the net.
The host the mounted their comeback and leveled the score in the 61st minute when Nordin Gerzic ran into the area unmarked to connect on a Nahir Besara corner kick.
A tie would have been fine, but Orebro went forward and found the game winner in the second minute of stoppage time. Kennedy Igboananike low cross from the right would find no one in the area, but Filip Rogic picked up the loose ball on the left and put back in, where Besara tapped it into the goal.
The win puts Orebro in 11th place in the standings with 30 points.
Elsewhere in the Allsvenskan, both Josh Wicks and Romain Gall started for their respective teams as GIF Sundsvall secured a 1-0 win over Sirius.
Mix Diskerud started for IFK Goteborg in their 3-1 loss to Djurgarden.
In the Superettan, Alex De John and Andrew Stadler started for Dalkurd in their 1-1 tie with Falkenberg. Dalkurd are currently in first place in the standings as they fight for promotion to the top flight.
Stefan Antonijevic was a late game substitute in Lillestrom's 1-1 tie with Haugesund.
Rubio Rubin watched from the bench as Stabaek settled for a 1-1 tie with Aalesund.
In the Veikkausliiga, Brian Span started for Mariehamn in their 0-0 tie with HIFK Helsinki.
Down in the Ykkonen, Christian Eissele started for Jaro in their 0-0 tie with KPV.
Daniel Stevens was in the starting lineup for IFK Grankulla in their 3-1 loss to TPS.
Etchu Tabe and Felix da Bona started for Ekenäs IF and scored goals, but they would go on to suffer a 4-2 loss to goalkeeper Tim Murray and Honka.
Both Maki Tall and Quentin Westberg had spots on the bench for their respective teams as Auxerre and Tours shared the points following a 1-1 tie.
Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu came off the bench for Reims in their 1-0 loss to Brest.