Angelo Henriquez scored a clinical brace for Real Zaragoza on Sunday, contributing to a 4-2 win over Mallorca to maintain his excellent start to life in the Spanish Segunda Division.
With his side a goal up, the United striker doubled the lead in the 39th minute with a predatory near post finish at the Iberostar Stadium. Just moments later, he scored again, this time showing plenty of composure to convert from six yards after his initial head was saved from close range.
Victory moves Zaragoza up to 13th with 11 points from 24, putting their promotion charge back on course following an inconsistent start. Notably, Henriquez has now scored four goals in his last three matches.
In the Championship, Nick Powell ended a big week for Wigan Athletic by starring in their 2-1 win over local rivals Blackburn Rovers at the DW Stadium, a result that was sealed by an injury time winner from Emmerson Boyce.
The Reds youngster played a full match and was involved in an incident with Grant Hanley, who was then sent off for an apparent elbow. Of course, this outing followed on the heels of last Thursday’s Europa League brace against NK Maribor.
Kiko Macheda was also on a winning side after Doncaster United recorded a 1-0 triumph over Leicester City thanks to an own goal from Kasper Schmeichel, son of Old Trafford legend Peter Schmeichel. The Italian striker played for 70 minutes before he was substituted.
Elsewhere in the division, tenacious midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe played a full match to help his temporary club Ipswich Town seal a spirited 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. The match was the 20-year-old’s 10th outing for Mick McCarthy’s side, who are currently placed 11th.
Unfortunately, Jesse Lingard was unable to prevent Birmingham City from going down 1-2 to Bolton Wanderers at St Andrews. So far, the Warrington-born youngster has impressed in the midlands, having scored four goals on his debut last month