After the match, Keane’s temporary boss Nigel Pearson expressed his admiration for his defence, telling the BBC: “I was very pleased with how we went about it. I thought we were very solid at the back.”
In League One, striker John Cofie got 90 minutes under his belt for Notts County, setting up teammate Julian Kelly to score and help provide victory for caretaker boss Chris Kiwomya, who has since been given the full-time job until the end of the season.
Luke Giverin made his 21st appearance of the season and played for 85 minutes as Royal Antwerp lost 3-2 to Tubize, placing them 12th in the Belgian Second Division and just eight points clear of the relegation zone.
In Portugal, Bebe produced another promising performance as Rio Ave were beaten 2-1 by high-flying Porto. The 22-year-old was replaced by Diego Lopez after 82 minutes, bringing an end to his eighth appearance of this campaign.
Elsewhere on the continent, Kiko Macheda came off the bench to help Stuttgart consolidate a 1-1 draw with Nurnberg, replacing goal scorer Ibrahima Traoré on 84 minutes. The