After completing a loan move to York City on Friday, Stefan O’Connor made his debut for the League 2 side on Saturday afternoon.
Five other Arsenal stars were in action in the Championship, while Gedion Zelalem played in a semi-final for Rangers.
It wasn’t a great day for Stefan, but one he is likely to remember.
New signings Kenny McEvoy, Mark Kitching, Stefan O’Connor, Jordan Lussey and Danny Galbraith start, with Bradley Fewster on the bench #YCFC
— York City FC (@yorkcityfc) November 28, 2015
Making his professional debut, the young defender was part of a backline which shipped five goals at home to Accrington Stanley. York City currently sit 23rd in League Two, and will need some good performances from O’Connor in order to get out of trouble.
Midfielder Gedion Zelalem was unlucky not to get his first Rangers goal early on in the Petrofac Cup Final against St. Mirren.
4′ Rangers keep the pressure on, the ball breaks for Gedion Zelalem inside the area, and Langfield denies him with a great save! 0-0 — Rangers FC (@RangersFC) November 28, 2015
Ultimately it didn’t matter as Rangers ran out 4-0 winners. Congratulations Gedion!
Chuba Akpom & Isaac Hayden
Both Akpom and Hayden come off the bench on Friday evening with Hull 2-0 down to Derby County. They couldn’t help reverse the team’s fortunes, as the Tigers fell to a result which knocked them off the top of the table.
Usually a winger, the 18-year-old midfielder impressed in a central role for Ipswich Town as they beat Charlton Athletic 3-0 on Saturday.
He played in the middle of the park for Arsenal u21s for the majority of last season and his versatility will clearly serve him well, as well as exhibiting just how many attributes he has.
— The Tractor Boys (@TTBITFC) November 28, 2015
No player attempted more tackles during the game, an impressive record for a teenage winger playing in a physical division.
Birmingham fell to a 2-1 defeat as Brighton went top of the table on Saturday, but Jon Toral did equalise for the visitors in the first half.
The goal was Toral’s fourth of the season in 14 Championship appearances.