We're going to have to stop making a habit of enjoying weekends for what other teams do (or fail to do, in some cases), but in the case of Liverpool's loanees there's at least a somewhat justifiable reason to have an interest in others aside from hoping they experience as much misery as possible.
Jordon Ibe got off the mark for Derby County in their 2-2 draw at home with Cardiff City. The visitors had taken the lead with two goals inside of ten minutes after the restart, but Ibe's low drive got the hosts back within one, and they'd equalize in the 84th minute through Craig Bryson. Ibe had only been on the pitch for eight minutes when he scored, and hopefully his display here earns him additional minutes as Derby look to improve on their start to their season in a very tight top-half of the Championship table. Brighton are further off the pace on eight points, and they drew 0-0 at home with Blackpool yesterday. Joao Teixeira played just over an hour for Sami Hyypia's side, who were held by a Blackpool team that earned only their second point of the season.
There was joy to be found in the top flight for Andre Wisdom, who made another start for West Brom in their narrow victory at White Hart Lane. James Morrison got the winner for the (actual) Baggies as they climb off the bottom spot with their first win of the season. Wisdom has become a fixture at right-back under Alan Irvine, and looks set to continue on after another solid performance. Oussama Assaidi was an unused substitute for Stoke City in their 2-2 draw at QPR, while Sebastian Coates again missed out for Sunderland, who drew 0-0 at Burnley. Down in League One, Brad Smith notched two assists for Swindon Town in their 5-2 thumping of Sheffield United. Smith has been a regular for Swindon, who sit fourth.
Abroad, Luis Alberto started for Malaga and played 63 minutes before being replaced by Duda, who scored the equalizer in injury time from a well-taken free-kick. Iago Aspas' Sevilla are in action against Cordoba currently. Rafa Paez started again for Bologna in their 2-0 loss at home to Crotone, while Divock Origi played the final half-hour for Lille as they drew 0-0 with Montpellier.
The Ibe goal, for those who haven't seen it yet:
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