It was a mixed finish to the Easter weekend for Arsenal’s loanees in action across Europe.
Chuba Akpom came on for the final ten minutes as Brighton clinched automatic promotion to the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Wigan.
Krystian Bielik started and played the full 90 minutes during Birmingham’s disappointing 2-0 defeat against Burton Albion. Manager Gianfranco Zola resigned following the loss, which is unsurprising given their poor form in recent months since his appointment.
Bielik’s individual match statistics (per WhoScored):
– Six aerial duels won, 73 touches
– Two tackles, two interceptions, one clearance and a foul
– Three accurate long balls, 74.1% pass accuracy
Marc Bola started and completed the full match on a frustrating afternoon for Notts County as they were defeated 3-1 at home against Portsmouth. The left-back was booked in stoppage time.
Stevenage drew 1-1 away from home at Carlisle and did so with Kaylen Hinds operating as the lone striker in a 4-3-3 formation. Kaylen was replaced in second-half stoppage time and Darren Sarll’s tactical changes helped his side avoid a third consecutive league defeat.