Seven young Reds turn out for their temporary clubs, three finding the net...
Tom Cleverley was a shining light for Wigan Athletic, albeit in their disappointing 3-1 defeat at West Ham in the Barclays Premier League. The midfielder curled a fine shot past Robert Green in the 86th minute to score his first goal for the Latics, and earlier won a penalty - poorly taken by team-mate Mauro Boselli, saved by Green - after a foul by Danny Gabbidon.
Danny Welbeck continued his red-hot form for Sunderland, scoring his fourth goal in three league games as the Black Cats lost 3-2 to Wolves. The young striker expertly guided a header past Wayne Hennessey to put his side 2-1 up after 77 minutes but just when victory seemed likely for the visitors, Wolves hit back with two late goals from Stephen Hunt and former Reds striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.
Elsewhere in the top flight, Mame Biram Diouf was ineligible to play for Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford as they were routed 7-1 by his permanent employers United at Old Trafford.
Danny Drinkwater continues to blossom for Cardiff City but was unable to prevent a 2-1 defeat to QPR in a top-of-the-table Championship clash. The midfielder started in the centre and strived to inspire the Bluebirds' impressive forward line of Craig Bellamy and new England international Jay
Mame Biram Diouf
Ritchie De Laet, Matty James
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