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Norwich City was a surprise mid-table EPL team last year, but the Canaries have found the early-goings of the current campaign far tougher.

Jackson a late entrant as Norwich falls to Newcastle

Simeon Jackson came into the match in the 82nd minute as his side Norwich City lost a tight 1-0 decision at Newcastle United on Sunday.

The Canadian striker has made appearances four of Norwich's five Premier League games so far this season, although he only has one goal to show for it. Unfortunately for the Canaries, Jackson's output makes up half of the team's entire offence in 2012-13, as the goals have dried up for the club in the early going.

Norwich sits in the 17th spot with three points, and will need to find goals from somewhere if it doesn't want to dig itself into too much of a hole to start the season.

Hoilett back into the QPR lineup in loss to Spurs

Also struggling in the first few week weeks of EPL play is QPR, which fell to 18th on the league table thanks to a 2-1 loss at Tottenham over the weekend. The most recent loss is particularly painful as QPR had ledfor a large part of the match, only to see the game completely turn on its head at the hour mark.

Canadian-born Junior Hoilett found himself back in the starting lineup for the losing side, after having sat the past couple of matches due to a drop in form. Hoilett played the full 90 for QPR.

Swansea dominated by red-hot Everton

Jonathan de Guzman and Swansea ran into an in-form Everton side on Saturday, and it didn't end well for the Swans as Everton cruised to a 3-0 victory. De Guzman went 90 minutes in central midfield.

Swansea has cooled off after a good first couple of weeks in the campaign, and now the Welsh club is in the midst of a three-game winless skid.

Edgar goes 90 as Burnley rollercoaster season continues

Burnley travelled to Derby County and grabbed a 2-1 victory in dramatic fashion, as an 89th minute strike proved to be the difference in Saturday's contest. David Edgar logged his customary 90 minutes on the Burnley back line.

The win continued Burnley's up-and-down campaign in the English Championship, as the club has alternated between wins and losses for the past several weeks.

Hume, Haber face off in League One

Canadian strikers Iain Hume and Marcus Haber were on opposite sides of the pitch when Doncaster Rovers and Stevenage met over the weekend.

Haber started the match for Stevenage and saw his side jump out to an early lead thanks to a 16th minute goal. Hume, still working his way towards full match fitness after a protracted transfer saga over the summer, entered the match at the 55th minute for Doncaster, which eventually tied the match late in the second half.

The game ended in a 1-1 draw, and both Canadians were shown yellow in the hotly contested affair.

Occean injured as Frankfurt keeps winning

Eintracht Frankfurt kept pace with Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga with a 2-1 victory at Nürnberg on Friday. The result gave Frankfurt a perfect 12 points in the first four games of the season.

Canadian striker Olivier Occean started the match for Frankfurt, but an ankle injury forced him out of the match after just 21 minutes. Occean's replacement, Erwin Hoffer, scored the game's opening goal just minutes after stepping on to the field.

De Jong plays 90 as Augsburg remains dead last

Left back Marcel de Jong played the full match and picked up a first half caution as his side FC Augsburg dropped a 2-0 decision at Mainz 05 on Saturday.

The loss kept Augsburg winless through four rounds of Bundesliga play, a string of results that sees the club dead last in Germany's top tier.

Köln loses another in the 2. Bundesliga

FC Köln is still without a win in the German second tier this season, after Kevin McKenna's club fell 2-1 at Union Berlin over the weekend. McKenna played the full match for the losing side.

Köln, which was in the Bundesliga just last season, has not transitioned well to the lower division, with the club having only drawn twice after six matches.

Hamstring injury keeps Edwini-Bonsu out of Braunschweig's gameday 18

Forward Randy Edwini-Bonsu was not on the bench or on the field as his side Eintracht Braunschweig managed a 1-1 draw at TSV 1860 München on Sunday. The result kept Braunschweig atop the 2. Bundesliga standings.

Edwini-Bonsu has been working through a hamstring injury recently.

Strath, Saarbrücken claim road victory

Defender Adam Straith played all 90 minutes for FC Saarbrücken in a 2-1 win at Stuttgarter Kickers, a result which allowed Saarbrücken to leapfrog its opponent in the German 3. Liga standings.

Straith's club is currently in 10th after 10 rounds of play.

Hutchinson, PSV rebound in big Eredivisie win

Atiba Hutchinson and PSV Eindhoven rebounded from a dismal 2-0 midweek Europa League loss to win 3-0 over fellow Dutch heavyweights Feyenoord on Sunday.

Hutchinson, who scored an own-goal in that forgettable Europa League fixture, started and played the duration for PSV in the win.

Nakajima-Farran plays first full match in Cyprus

Issey Nakajima-Farran had been getting heavy minutes for new club AEK Larnaca, but it wasn't until Saturday's 1-0 win at Omonia Nicosia that the Canadian winger played from the opening whistle until the end.

Larnaca has raced out to a perfect 3-0 record to start the 2012-13 campaign in Cyprus' top division, with Nakajima-Farran proving to be a key contributor.

Klukowski gets first start for APOEL

The other Canuck in Cyprus, left-footer Mike Klukowski, got called on for his first start with his new side APOEL, which won 3-1 at Alki.

Like Nakajima-Farran's side, APOEL has won all three of its games so far in the league, and looks to be in the beginnings of a tight race at the top of the Cypriot league this year.

Borjan earns clean sheet for Sivasspor

In Turkey, goalkeeper Milan Borjan kept a clean sheet for Sivasspor in a 1-0 win over visiting Kasımpaşa SK.

It was Borjan's second shutout in the past three matches for Sivasspor, which has moved into seventh place in the Süper Lig.

Hirschfeld subbed out after just two minutes

Vålerenga and Canadian international goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld was forced to leave Monday's 3-2 win over Hønefoss BK after just two minutes due to injury. It's the second time in as many weeks that Hirschfeld has had to leave a match early, as he lasted only 45 minutes eight days ago versus Rosenberg after suffering a knock to his ankle.

It is not yet known if Hirschfeld's latest setback is related to the previous injury.

Stamatopoulos sits as AIK draws

Kenny Stamatopoulos served as the backup goalkeeper for AIK in a 2-2 deadlock at Norrköping in the Swedish Allsvenskan.

With seven games left to play, AIK sits in third place, just two points of table-topper BK Hacken.

Örebro earns rare road draw

Like Stamtopoulos, Canadian 'keeper Tomer Chencinski sat on the sidelines as his club Örebro SK fought to a 2-2 draw at Syrianska FC.

Chencinski started the campaign in competition for the starting position, but seems to have lost that job, as Örebro desperately battles to escape the relegation zone.

Attakora, Jonke face off in Finnish basement battle

Defender Nana Attakora squared off against striker Frank Jonke in Finland's Veikkausliiga over the weekend, with the result a scoreless draw.

Attakora's Haka remained one point ahead of Jonke's Jaro, but both clubs are mired in the drop zone with only a handful of games remaining.

Trafford cautioned in Mariehamn victory

Mason Trafford went the distance for IFK Mariehamn in a 3-1 defeat of host VPS on Sunday. The result keeps Mariehamn in the hunt for the Veikkausliiga title, as Trafford's club is five points off the pace.

O'Neill, MyPa go scoreless in defeat

Riley O'Neill was in the starting lineup and went the entire 90 minutes for MyPa in a 2-0 loss at KuPS.

With the loss, MyPa finds itself in fifth place in Finland's top flight.

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