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In the same week that Canada crashed unceremoniously out of World Cup Qualifying, uncapped Canadians Jonathan de Guzman and Junior Hoilett had standout performances in England.

De Guzman dishes two assists in Swansea win

Swansea City relied on a brilliant two minutes of play in order to dispatch visiting Wigan Athletic 2-1, and it was Toronto native Jonathan de Guzman leading the line for the Welsh side.

The central midfielder set up both Swansea goals, leading the Swans back to winning ways in the Premier League after a lukewarm few weeks. Swansea now sits 10th in the EPL.

De Guzman, who has played for the Netherlands at the U23 level but has still retained eligibility for Canada, is the younger brother of FC Dallas player Julian de Guzmaan, who played the full 90 in Canada's embarrassing 8-1 loss at Honduras last week.

Hoilett notches first goal for QPR

Like Swansea's de Guzman, Junior Hoilett remains eligible for Canada, as the 22-year-old from Brampton, Ontario has yet to declare his international intentions.

On the professional side, Hoilett has been in a bit of a slump since joining QPR at the beginning of the season, but on Sunday he showed why he is so highly rated as he capped off a brilliant 70-yard run with a goal in just the second minute of a 1-1 draw with Everton.

The goal was the first of Hoilett's Premier League account with QPR, although he had previously found the back of the net for the side in a League Cup fixture.

Despite the draw, QPR still remains dead last in the league, with just three points earned from eight matches so far.

Jackson sits as Norwich defeats Arsenal

The only Canadian international currently plying his trade in the EPL is Simeon Jackson, who returned from national team duty to watch from the bench as his side Norwich City claimed a massive 1-0 home victory over Arsenal.

The win was Norwich's first of the campaign, and it allowed the Canaries to leave the relegation zone for the first time this season.

Edgar benched for Burnley victory

Also riding the pine after returning from Canada's gut-wrenching loss was defender David Edgar, who watched as his club Burnley pulled off a 1-0 win over Blackpool,

Edgar is usually a fixture on the Burnley back line, so it should expected that he will return to the starting lineup in short order.

Hume, Doncaster claim late win

Striker Iain Hume was in the starting XI for League One side Doncaster Rovers, who fought back to a 2-1 win thanks to a couple of late goals.

Hume was subbed out in the 79th minute and was not involved in either Doncaster goal.

Haber goes 90 in Stevenage win

Forward Marcus Haber played the full match for Stevenage as the club won 1-0 at Milton Keynes. The victory kept Haber's side in the early championship picture, as Stevenage sits four points behind league-leading Tranmere Rovers.

PSV continues to fly high in Holland

PSV Eindhoven claimed its fourth consecutive Eredivisie win (sixth straight in all competitions) on Saturday, winning 3-2 versus Willem II at Philips Stadion. Atiba Hutchinson logged 90 minutes at right back for the victors.

The hot streak has thrust PSV into second place in Holland's top flight, just one point off the pace set by FC Twente.

Illness keeps Occean out of Eintracht lineup

Olivier Occean was forced to watch from home as he missed Eintracht Frankfurt's 3-1 win over Hannover 96 due to illness.

Eintracht is in second place in the Bundesliga after eight rounds, five points behind Bayern Munich.

De Jong in starting XI for Augsburg

Marcel de Jong played the full 90 at left back for FC Augsburg, which battled to a scoreless draw with FC Nürnberg in Bundesliga action on Sunday.

Augsburg is still hovering near the bottom of the table, although the club is showing signs of life lately as it's currently enjoying a three-game league unbeaten streak.

Borjan, Sivasspor suffer first loss in five matches

Goalkeeper Milan Borjan was in the nets for Turkish side Sivasspor, which dropped a 4-2 decision at Antalyaspor on Saturday. The 24-year-old shotstopper picked up a first half yellow card, adding to his frustration.

Prior to the loss, Sivasspor had gone undefeated in four across two competitions. The club sits in ninth place in Turkey's top flight.

Nakajima-Farran tallies in big Larnaca win

Issey Nakajima-Farran opened the scoring for AEK Larnaca, which won 3-0 versus Ayia Napa on Saturday.

The Canadian winger started on the bench but was subbed in after just nine minutes, helping his side keep pace atop the Cypriot top tier. AEK Larnaca is tied for in the league with 16 points after six matches.

Tough times continue for Hirschfeld

After giving up eight goals for Canada earlier in the week, Lars Hirschfeld was back in net for Norwegian  club side Vålerenga on Sunday.

Things didn't go well for Hirschfeld on his return to club football, as Vålerenga fell 3-1 at Aalesund, dropping the side to seventh on the Tippeligaen.

Chencinski backstops Örebro draw

Goalkeeper Tomer Chencinski allowed one goal en route to a 1-1 draw between his side Örebro and home team Helsingborg.

Örebro is now officially relegated from Sweden's top flight, as the club is 10 points behind the safe zone with just three matches remaining.

Cavallini subs out early due to injury

Young striker Lucas Cavallini was forced to leave in the seventh minute of a 1-0 loss by his club Juventud de Las Piedras to Racing on Saturday due to injury, although the 19-year-old tweeted that it is just a minor concern.

Cavallini leads Juventud - which sits 11th in Uruguay's Primera Division - with three goals so far this year.

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