Garner and Chong make big impacts

Monday 09 November 2020 09:48

Two Manchester United youngsters provided valuable contributions to their loan clubs over the weekend.

James Garner continues to further his education with Watford in the Championship. The midfielder has regularly been on set-piece duties since joining the Hornets for the season and his inviting corner was headed home by William Troost-Ekong in a 3-2 win over Coventry City at Vicarage Road.

The 19-year-old, who has been named in the England Under-20s squad, performed impressively as the Hornets took the points with a late penalty by Ismaila Sarr.


It promises to be an exciting campaign for Garner as Watford have joined the other relegated clubs in Norwich City and Bournemouth in hunting down early pacesetters Reading at the top of the table.

Following the international break, he will be looking to really kick on and grow in stature as he continues to mature.

Meanwhile, Tahith Chong may have started on the bench for Werder Bremen but he made a big impact when introduced during the home Bundesliga match against FC Koln.

The visitors were on course for a shock away win until Chong helped secure a fourth successive draw for his loan club. 

The winger forced former Red Ron-Robert Zieler, who replaced Timo Horn in the first half, into a save on 75 minutes, seconds after coming on. He then burst down the left flank and had a cross handled by Sebastiaan Bornauw, which allowed Leonardo Bittencourt to level from the penalty spot.

Tahith Chong helped earn Werder Bremen a point against FC Koln.

Werder have refused permission for a number of their players to go on international duty, including Chong, due to quarantine rules.

The Netherlands Under-21s have matches against Belarus and Portugal but the club's sporting director Frank Baumann said: "We spoke to our players and the associations. We know that the players would like to travel to their teams. However, given the overall situation, we cannot take that risk."