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Weekend review: five things you may have missed

7 February 2021

During a weekend that featured endless drama in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two, there were plenty of talking points in the EFL once again.

Murray magic!

It's fair to say things did not go to plan for Glenn Murray at Watford. 

No goals in six apperance during his loan spell at Vicarage Road - many questioned whether he still had the fire in the belly to perform at the age of 37. 

The veteran striker is a proven prolific marksman at Sky Bet Championship level, scoring 30 goals for Crystal Palace in 2012/13. 

And his reputatation and previous relationship with manager Chris Hughton was enough to convince Nottingham Forest to take him to the City Ground. 

And on his first league start after a deadline day loan signing from Brighton, Murray did not disappoint - scoring two goals in a 3-0 win at Wycombe for Forest. 


Oh Jimmy, Jimmy!

When second-placed Hull City rocked up at bottom side Burton Albion, on paper it looked like a foregone conclusion that the visitors would take a regulation three points.

But this is Sky Bet League One we are talking about! 

A last-minute winner from debutant Jonny Smith gave Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side a much-needed victory over the high-flying Tigers.

Smith, another deadline-day signing, came on as a second-half substitute and made a huge impact, collecting Josh Parker's cross before sliding the ball past George Long.


Toney's two takes him to 22!

He's the most lethal striker in English professional football.

And Ivan Toney scored not once, but twice again on Saturday, as Brentford came from a goal down to thump Middlesbrough and move up to second place in the Championship.

The bees are now unbeaten in 20 league games, a run stretching back to 24 October, and one point behind leaders Norwich with a game in hand.

Watch Toney's 21st goal below.
Cherries end losing streak
Just like winning, defeat can become a habit. 

But Philip Billing's late winner saw Bournemouth end their four-game losing run, as caretaker manager Jonathan Woodgate led his side to victory over Birmingham City.

They were made to work for it though, as they came from behind twice to record the victory at the Vitality - a result that moves them nine points away from the automatic promotion places. 
Not all Wright on reality star's debut
A dream came true for Mark Wright when he signed professional terms with Crawley Town last December. 
But, as far as full debuts go, it was not one to remember for the former reality TV star.
The 34-year-old, who shot to fame on ITV's The Only Way Is Essex, started at left-back but saw his side go 3-0 down to Harrogate before being taken off at half-time. 
The only way is up!

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