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Loan Watch: Veretout scores winner/Gollini debut

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Loan Watch: Veretout scores winner/Gollini debut

Jordan Veretout’s 77th minute goal secured victory for St Etienne at Dijon’s Stade Gaston-Gérard.

The Villa midfielder’s second strike for the club sealed their first win since mid-February. 

St Etienne sit seventh in Ligue 1. 

Pierluigi Gollini made his debut as Atalanta bounced back from their 7-1 thumping at Inter Milan with victory over Pescara.

Alejandro Gomez was the star of the show - netting a brace and an assist.

He opened the scoring after 13 minutes and was also on target in second half stoppage time either side of Alberto Grassi’s effort. 

On Sunday evening, Carles Gil was a 60th minute substitute as Deportivo La Coruna slipped to a narrow defeat at home to Celta Vigo.

Iago Aspas netted the decider with just over a quarter of an hour remaining at Estadio Municipal de Riazor. 

SanchezLoanFiorentinaMainThere a sense of “déjà vu” for Carlos Sanchez and Fiorentina as they scored another late, late winner to beat Crotone in Serie A. 

The winner came courtesy of Nikola Kalinic once again – this time converting Riccardo Saponara’s pass to take his tally to fourteen goals for the season. Colombian Sanchez played the full 90 minutes. 

In the League Two promotion battle involving two of our Young Lions, Niall Mason and Doncaster Rovers edged closer to an immediate return to League One after their 4-1 win over Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road. 

John Marquis' double sandwiched efforts from Tommy Rowe and Mathieu Baudry, while Tom Parkes had levelled for the O's just before half-time.

The victory leaves Darren Ferguson’s troops 17 points clear of fourth-placed Stevenage and six above title challengers Plymouth. 

Elsewhere, Henry Cowans did not feature in Stevenage’s 3-0 win over Portsmouth.

The formidable Matt Godden netted his 13th goal in fifteen matches - adding to skipper Jack King's header 10 minutes earlier, while Jobi McAnuff made it three in the 46th minute.

The result moves Stevenage to fourth in the table, just four points adrift of third-placed Pompey in the automatic promotion spots.

McCormackForestMainRoss McCormack was introduced after 63 minutes while Aaron Tshibola did not feature in Nottingham Forest’s enthralling 2-2 Championship draw with neighbours Derby County at the City Ground.

To add extra interest to an already highly-charged fixture, Mark Warburton and Gary Rowett both led their Forest and County teams for the first time respectively. 

Zach Clough's prodded finish gave new Reds boss Warburton a dream start.Matej Vydra levelled after the break with a sliding effort before David Nugent headed home six minutes later for Rowett’s Rams. 

But Forest were not to be denied a share of the spoils - Daniel Pinillos scoring in the 94th-minute to earn a valuable point in their battle to avoid the drop. 

Riccardo Calder played the opening 58 minutes of Lincoln City’s controversial FA Trophy semi-final exit to York City at Sincil Bank on Saturday. 

The Imps, looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg, won the return 1-0 in 90 minutes thanks to Sean Raggett's header 20 minutes into the second half.

The Minstermen were awarded a penalty in extra time for handball against Luke Waterfall, Danny Cowley’s men felt it hit him in the chest, and Scott Fenwick scored from the spot.

Aly Cissokho featured for the full game in Olympiakos’ narrow defeat at Panathinaikos’ Stadio Apóstolos Nikolaidis.

Swedish striker Marcus Berg’s 13th-minute goal earned a single-goal win for the hosts.

Emily Liles
By @emily_liles 20th March 2017
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