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22/03/2014 18:43, Report by Sean Mullan
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Loans: Joy for Johnstone

Manchester United's Sam Johnstone kept his third clean-sheet in four outings to help his loan club Doncaster Rovers record a crucial 1-0 victory over Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

The young goalkeeper made good saves to deny Chris Maguire and Leon Best, ensuring that Chris Brown's goal gave Doncaster all three points as they bid to beat the drop in the Championship.

Elsewhere in the same division, United striker Tom Lawrence set up Kevin Dawson to fire Yeovil Town into a 2-0 lead over Bolton Wanderers on the stroke of half-time. Unfortunately for Lawrence and his team-mates, Bolton came back after the break to earn a 2-2 draw despite being reduced to 10 men.

Will Keane and Nick Powell both enjoyed wins with Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic respectively in the Championship. Keane played 64 minutes of his side's 3-1 win at Middlesbrough before being replaced by Bobby Zamora, who went on to score in the closing stages. Powell meanwhile was introduced from the bench with Wigan 2-1 up against Watford and helped to see out the victory. Will's brother, Michael Keane, played the full game as Blackburn Rovers held the league leaders Leicester City 1-1 at Ewood Park.

It was a disappointing day for the remainder of the Reds' loanees who all suffered defeats. Wilfried Zaha came off the bench for Cardiff City at home to Liverpool but had little

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