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Nelson’s hot streak continues for Hoffenheim

Three of our players were in action for their loan clubs at the weekend. Read on to find out who was involved and how they fared.

Reiss Nelson became the third-youngest ever player to reach five Bundesliga goals as he scored the opener for Hoffenheim in their 4-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Nelson received the ball directly from a corner, stormed into the box and delivered a curling right-footed effort into the top corner.

The hosts then equalised on the half-hour mark through Karim Bellarabi, before Hoffenheim’s Vincenzo Grifo converted from the spot and Joelinton picked up a brace. Nelson was replaced in the 64th minute.

Krystian Bielik played the entirety of Charlton's 2-0 win over Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

Joe Aribo broke the deadlock in the 18th minute with a simple finish from close range, before Karlan Grant’s header doubled Charlton’s advantage before the break.

Matt Macey played 90 minutes of Plymouth Argyle’s 2-0 loss to Sunderland on Saturday.

Aiden McGeady scored both goals in the second half, with the first being a powerful strike from distance in the 53rd minute. The 32-year-old then rounded off the scoring from the spot. 

Elsewhere, David Ospina and Kelechi Nwakali were unused substitutes for Napoli and Porto respectively.

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McClean criticises FA over poppy abuse

Last Updated: 05/11/18 5:03pm

James McClean has hit back at reports the FA are looking at incidents towards the end of Stoke's clash with Middlesbrough and his later social media post

James McClean has hit back at reports the FA are looking at incidents towards the end of Stoke's clash with Middlesbrough and his later social media post

Stoke's James McClean has criticised the FA for investigating his Instagram post over not wearing a Remembrance poppy, accusing them of a double standard.

McClean took on social media after a clash with both Middlesbrough and his own fans on Saturday - lambasting those in the stands he deems "uneducated cavemen" for criticising his decision. The FA are now investigating the post.

Stoke are looking into his social media activity and the incident with fans following Saturday's match.

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But the Republic of Ireland international has questioned why the FA is getting involved and says he has suffered "sectarian abuse" for years that has gone unpunished by the governing body.

Posting another message on social media on Monday, McClean said: "The FA are investigating me after Saturday's event - for what, exactly?

"Yet week in, week out for the past seven years, I get constant sectarian abuse, death threats, objects being thrown, chanting which is heard loud and clear every week which my family, wife and kids have to listen to, they turn a blind eye and not a single word or condemnation of any sort.

James McClean has explained his reasons for not wearing a poppy on his shirt, which he has done every year since making the move to England

James McClean has explained his reasons for not wearing a poppy on his shirt, which he has done every year since making the move to England

"Huddersfield away last year while playing (for) West Brom where there was an incident with their fans which was on the game highlights where the cameras clearly caught it, yet the FA - when complaint was made to them - said there 'was not enough evidence'.

"If it was a person's skin colour or if it was anti-Muslim, someone's gender, there would be an uproar and it would be taken in a completely different way and dealt with in a different manner.

"But like in Neil Lennon's case in Scotland, because we are Irish Catholics, they turn a blind eye and nothing is ever said and done."

Sky Sports News has contacted the FA for a response to McClean's latest outburst but they are yet to comment.

The Republic of Ireland international has consistently made the decision not to wear a poppy on his shirt and again explained his reasons for that decision before Friday's game.

He was backed by Stoke, who he signed for from West Brom over the summer, but that did not stop the negative reaction when he came on as a late substitute.


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McClean criticises FA over poppy abuse

Last Updated: 05/11/18 5:03pm

James McClean has hit back at reports the FA are looking at incidents towards the end of Stoke's clash with Middlesbrough and his later social media post

James McClean has hit back at reports the FA are looking at incidents towards the end of Stoke's clash with Middlesbrough and his later social media post

Stoke's James McClean has criticised the FA for investigating his Instagram post over not wearing a Remembrance poppy, accusing them of a double standard.

McClean took on social media after a clash with both Middlesbrough and his own fans on Saturday - lambasting those in the stands he deems "uneducated cavemen" for criticising his decision. The FA are now investigating the post.

Stoke are looking into his social media activity and the incident with fans following Saturday's match.

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But the Republic of Ireland international has questioned why the FA is getting involved and says he has suffered "sectarian abuse" for years that has gone unpunished by the governing body.

Posting another message on social media on Monday, McClean said: "The FA are investigating me after Saturday's event - for what, exactly?

"Yet week in, week out for the past seven years, I get constant sectarian abuse, death threats, objects being thrown, chanting which is heard loud and clear every week which my family, wife and kids have to listen to, they turn a blind eye and not a single word or condemnation of any sort.

James McClean has explained his reasons for not wearing a poppy on his shirt, which he has done every year since making the move to England

James McClean has explained his reasons for not wearing a poppy on his shirt, which he has done every year since making the move to England

"Huddersfield away last year while playing (for) West Brom where there was an incident with their fans which was on the game highlights where the cameras clearly caught it, yet the FA - when complaint was made to them - said there 'was not enough evidence'.

"If it was a person's skin colour or if it was anti-Muslim, someone's gender, there would be an uproar and it would be taken in a completely different way and dealt with in a different manner.

"But like in Neil Lennon's case in Scotland, because we are Irish Catholics, they turn a blind eye and nothing is ever said and done."

Sky Sports News has contacted the FA for a response to McClean's latest outburst but they are yet to comment.

The Republic of Ireland international has consistently made the decision not to wear a poppy on his shirt and again explained his reasons for that decision before Friday's game.

He was backed by Stoke, who he signed for from West Brom over the summer, but that did not stop the negative reaction when he came on as a late substitute.


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McClean criticises FA over poppy abuse

Last Updated: 05/11/18 3:11pm

James McClean has hit back at reports the FA are looking at incidents towards the end of Stoke's clash with Middlesbrough and his later social media post

James McClean has hit back at reports the FA are looking at incidents towards the end of Stoke's clash with Middlesbrough and his later social media post

Stoke's James McClean has criticised the FA for investigating his clash with supporters over not wearing a Remembrance poppy, accusing them of a double standard.

Both the FA and Stoke are looking into McClean's clash with both Middlesbrough and his own fans on Saturday and subsequent social media post, which lambasting those in the stands he deems "uneducated cavemen" for criticising his decision.

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But the Republic of Ireland international has questioned why the FA is getting involved and says he has suffered "sectarian abuse" for years that has gone unpunished by the governing body.

Posting another message on social media on Monday, McClean said: "The FA are investigating me after Saturday's event - for what, exactly?

"Yet week in, week out for the past seven years, I get constant sectarian abuse, death threats, objects being thrown, chanting which is heard loud and clear every week which my family, wife and kids have to listen to, they turn a blind eye and not a single word or condemnation of any sort.

James McClean has explained his reasons for not wearing a poppy on his shirt, which he has done every year since making the move to England

James McClean has explained his reasons for not wearing a poppy on his shirt, which he has done every year since making the move to England

"Huddersfield away last year while playing (for) West Brom where there was an incident with their fans which was on the game highlights where the cameras clearly caught it, yet the FA - when complaint was made to them - said there 'was not enough evidence'.

"If it was a person's skin colour or if it was anti-Muslim, someone's gender, there would be an uproar and it would be taken in a completely different way and dealt with in a different manner.

"But like in Neil Lennon's case in Scotland, because we are Irish Catholics, they turn a blind eye and nothing is ever said and done."

Sky Sports News has contacted the FA for a response to McClean's latest outburst but they are yet to comment.

The Republic of Ireland international has consistently made the decision not to wear a poppy on his shirt and again explained his reasons for that decision before Friday's game.

He was backed by Stoke, who he signed for from West Brom over the summer, but that did not stop the negative reaction when he came on as a late substitute.


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Poppy reminds me of village bombing – Man Utd’s Matic

Matic (sixth from left) lines up with his United team-mates before the match at Bournemouth

Nemanja Matic says he will not wear a poppy on his Manchester United shirt because it reminds him of when his village was bombed when he was 12.

The bombing, in 1999, was part of a Nato-led offensive to drive out Serbian forces from Kosovo.

Matic was the only United player not wearing a poppy during their 2-1 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Serb, 30, released a statement on Instagram