KENYA BROWN - Monday, November 6, 2017
It was quiet in the Premier League for the Americans, but in the Championship, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Eric Lichaj's respective teams are surging.
Sheffield United 4-1 Hull City
It was the Leon Clarke show as Sheffield United has no problems dispatching Hull City with their comfortable win at Bramall Lane.
Carter-Vickers took his place in the starting lineup as he continues to play well during his loan spell with the Blades.
It was back-and-forth for a while in the first, with the host having a few chances to open the scoring. But they shocked in the 29th minute when Hull's Kamil Grosicki fired in from distance to give his team the lead.
That only put Sheffield United into another gear as they scored the equalizer in the 53rd minute. Clarke steered in the cross from Carte-Vickers.
United then took the lead in the 76th minute when Clarke received a pass from Mark Duffy and lifted his shot over Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor.
Clarke put the game out of reach as he scored two more goals in the 80th and 88th minutes respectively.
The win moves United up to second place in the Championship standings with 33 points.
Nottingham Forest 4-0 Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers were no match for Nottingham Forest as the former European champions romped to a convincing win at the City Ground.
Lichaj, who started the season not seeing an action for Forest, kept his place in the starting lineup in the win.
The host got the game going by scoring their first goal in the 13th minute as their counter-attack ended up with Tyler Walker finishing a pass from teammate Kieran Dowell.
Dowell doubled their lead just before halftime Ben Osborn's through ball allowed him to round QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies and put the ball in the open goal.
Barrie McKay made it 3-0 for Forest in the 52nd minute when he volleyed in a cross from Osborn.
Walker rounded out the scoring in the 84th minute as he bagged his second goal on the day knocked it the ball after a cross from McKay.
The win moves Forest up to ninth place in the standings with 24 points.
In the Premier League, DeAndre Yedlin started as Newcastle allowed a very late goal to fall 1-0 to Bournemouth.
Danny Williams came off the bench for Huddersfield Town in their 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Antonee Robinson started for Bolton Wanderers in their 2-1 win over Norwich City.
Tim Ream started for Fulham in their 2-0 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
League One teams took the weekend off to play in the first round of the FA Cup.
Duane Holmes came off the bench for Scunthorpe United as they will have a replay following their 0-0 tie with Northampton Town.
Gboly Ariyibi watched from the bench as Milton Keynes Dons cruised to a 4-0 over Hyde United.
Brendan Moore watched from the bench as Rochdale walked away with a comfortable 4-0 over Bromley.