Manchester United defender Brandon Williams channeled his inner Cristiano Ronaldo by scoring a spectacular solo goal for loan club Ipswich Town during their 4-2 win over Preston on Saturday afternoon.
Following his temporary switch to Portman Road this summer, the 23-year-old started once again for the Tractor Boys and marked that game with his second goal for the club in eight matches. It was a way for Williams to get his name on the scoresheet after opening his account against Huddersfield.
However, Williams was not the only joint debtor in action elsewhere. Here’s our latest round-up, from across all divisions and in Europe, as the full-backs and their partners got to work;
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Alvaro Fernandez (Granada CF)
United are currently seeking a left-back with Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia and Sergio Reguilon injured. Their promising Spanish defender, Fernandez, cannot return to Old Trafford to help solve that particular crisis as there is no recall clause in his contract with the La Liga side.
Granada CF will play defending Spanish champions Barcelona on Sunday night (8pm).
Will Fish (Hibernian)
Returning to the Scottish Premiership outfit this campaign, Fish played 90 minutes for Hibernian in their biggest game of the season – the Edinburgh derby. The 20-year-old centre-back has already made 15 appearances this season and was shown a yellow card during the Hearts game.
It ended 2–2 as Fish and his teammates came back from 2–0 down to earn a share of the spoiler. Hibernian are now seventh in the table heading into the international break.
Charlie McNeil (Stevenage)
Stevenage have enjoyed a great start to life in League One since winning promotion last season. They are fourth after 12 games and were 1-0 winners against Wigan Athletic on Saturday afternoon. However, the on-loan United striker – McNeil – only had the option to watch as an unused substitute.
Brandon Williams (Ipswich Town)
Williams really made an impression for Championship promotion contenders Ipswich as he scored a solo goal that even Ronaldo would have been proud to call his own, even if you’ve probably never seen the five-time Ballon d’Or winner get that far. Must have seen. , Either way, it was a must-see moment.
Stealing possession at right-back, the loanee galloped 70 or 80 yards up the pitch – outrunning the defenders in the process – before finding the bottom corner with pinpoint accuracy. That brilliant effort helped Ipswich earn another win over Preston and keep them second in the standings with 28 points from 11 matches.