Islam Slimani

Slimani Plays A Hand In Four Monaco Goals

Algeria striker Islam Slimani scored once and set up a further three goals, while midfielder Adrien Silva came off the bench as AS Monaco registered a 4-1 Ligue 1 victory over Brest last weekend.

- Islam Slimani stars in AS Monaco’s 4-1 win against Brest in Ligue 1
- Josh Knight grabbed an assist in Peterborough United’s 3-2 victory over AFC Wimbledon
- A further four Foxes were in loan action over the weekend

Slimani assisted Wissam Ben Yedder for the opener in the first period, then the 31-year-old was on target from the spot before creating goals for Gelson Martins and Balde Keita to complete a convincing win at Stade Louis II.

Young defender Josh Knight also contributed to a goal for his loan outfit, as he set up the third strike during Peterborough United’s 3-2 victory over AFC Wimbledon in League 1 on Saturday.

Marcus Maddison’s opener was added to by Mohamed Eisa, and while Mitchell Pinnock pulled a goal back for the visitors, Eisa’s second of the game extended the lead before Anthony Wordsworth found the target for Wimbledon late on.

Having scored the winner against Scunthorpe United last month, Ryan Loft contributed to another triumph for Carlisle United on Saturday, when his side recorded a 1-0 success against Oldham Athletic at Brunton Park.

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Adrien Silva
Adrien Silva

Adrien Silva came off the bench to help AS Monaco beat Brest. AS Monaco / Stéphane Senaux.

Olufela Olomola’s third-minute strike handed all three points to Cumbria-based outfit, who now sit 16th in League 2 after 11 matches, with striker loft notching up 70 minutes in their most recent match.

Another young Fox in Football League action over the weekend was goalkeeper Daniel Iversen, who completed 90 minutes in Rotherham United’s 1-0 reverse to Bristol Rovers in League 1 at the Memorial Stadium.

The Millers, who were defeated by a solitary strike from Jonson Clarke-Harris, are now positioned 13th in the table after 11 matches, and next face Coventry City at the AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday 5 October.

Over in Serie A, Algeria international wideman Rachid Ghezzal made his Fiorentina debut by replacing Franck Ribéry with a minute to play during the 3-1 win over AC Milan at San Siro on Sunday.

The triumph came courtesy of strikes from Erick Pulgar, Gaetano Castrovilli and Ribéry in a clash which saw Milan’s Mateo Musacchio dismissed early on in the second half, as Fiorentina moved up to ninth in Italy’s top-flight standings.

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Kamal Sowah
Kamal Sowah

Kamal Sowah in action for OH Leuven this season. Photo: OH Leuven.

On Tuesday evening, winger Layton Nduwku played just over 70 minutes for Southend United in their 2-0 defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion's Under-21s.

At Roots Hall, second-half efforts from Taylor Richards and Warren O'Hora sealed a triumph for the visitors, with Southend sitting bottom of their group after two matches.

Finally, Kamal Sowah again tasted victory on Saturday for Belgium Proximus League outfit OH Leuven, who recorded a 2-1 win at rivals Beerschot to maintain their spot at the summit of the second division table.

Mathieu Maertens put the visiting side ahead before Yanis Mbombo doubled his side’s advantage, and while Raphael Holzhauser halved the deficit with 18 minutes to play, Leuven held on to bounce back from their midweek defeat by St. Truiden in the Croky Cup.

Meanwhile, Fousseni Diabate (Amiens), Sam Hughes (Salford), and Andy King (Rangers) did not feature for their loan clubs over the weekend.

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