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Loan watch: Grealish and Ireland on target in crucial wins

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Loan watch: Grealish and Ireland on target in crucial wins


Jack Grealish scored his first Football League goal to help Notts County to a 3-1 win over Gillingham.

Grealish opened his account with a wonderful solo effort as new County boss Shaun Derry earned his first win in charge of the League One Club.

It was another loanee, Celtic's Callum McGregor, who put the hosts in the driving seat with goals either side of a Bradley Dack equaliser.

But Grealish stole the show with his strike, beating three Gills defenders on his way to a powerful finish into the roof of the net.

The excited winger tweeted after the game: "Over the moon. So happy.

"One of the best goals I've ever scored as well which makes it better and celebrated it with my dad in the crowd."

Stephen Ireland was also on target as Stoke earned a 3-2 win over Chelsea.

Andre Schurrle opened the scoring for Chelsea before ex-Villan Peter Crouch equalised.

On 50 minutes, substitute Ireland levelled with a lovely curled effort.

Schurrle volleyed home an equaliser but Stoke had the final say with a stunning last-minute winner from Oussama Assaidi.

Jordan Graham made his first senior appearance as a last substitute in Ipswich's 2-1 home victory against Huddersfield.

Danny Ward gave the visitors the lead but Mick McCarthy's team hit back with second-half goals from David McGoldrick and Daryl Murphy.

Villa wideman Graham was handed his debut 12 minutes from time, replacing Frank Nouble.

Shay Given was unable to stop Birmingham City grabbing a late equaliser as Middlesbrough drew 2-2 at St Andrew's.

Kyle Bartley scored four minutes into stoppage time for Blues and deny Boro a first away win since August.

The visitors took the lead through Mustapha Carayol but Paul Caddis equalised from the penalty spot.

Daniel Ayala prodded the ball home to put Middlesbrough in front with 10 minutes to go, although the Teessiders were unable to hold on.

It was an afternoon to forget for second-half sub Nathan Delfouneso, whose Blackpool side were thrashed 5-1 by Derby.

Former Villa midfielder Isaiah Osbourne fired Paul Ince's team in front, although the Tangerines had two players sent off.

Chris Martin bagged a hat-trick for the Rams, while Craig Bryson and Richard Keogh also chipped in with goals.

Enda Stevens was on the losing side as Doncaster were beaten 3-0 by Bolton in the Championship.

Samir Carruthers played 77 minutes of MK Dons' FA Cup second round win over Dover Athletic.

A Ben Reeves strike settled the tie for Karl Robinson's team.

Also in the FA Cup, Benjamin Siegrist was an unused sub as Burton drew 1-1 at Fleetwood.

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By @AVFCOfficial 9th December 2013
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