Canadian-born Jonathan de Guzman and Junior Hoilett both scored for their respective clubs on Saturday, albeit under very different circumstances.It was unbridled joy and continued disappointment for a pair of Canadian-born Premier League players on Saturday.
Jonathan de Guzman scored the winner for Swansea in a 2-1 defeat of Newcastle, while Junior Hoilett's second half strike for Queens Park Rangers wasn't enough to keep his team from losing yet again and remaining in the EPL cellar.
De Guzman's tally - the first in his young Premiership career - came in the 87th minute, as the Toronto native pounced on a rebound to drive the ball home from a tight angle. The 25-year-old's goal put Swansea up 2-0, but Newcastle found the back of the net in added time to make de Guzman's strike the decider.
As for Hoilett, the 22-year-old from Brampton, Ontario, continued a frustrating campaign with QPR, which he joined as a free agent prior to the season. After QPR went down 2-0 to Southampton in the first half, Hoilett brought his club back to within one with a 49th minute goal, but the Saints added another to ensure victory.
The QPR loss sees the team with just four points after 12 league matches, putting coach Mark Hughes under extreme pressure after a summer spending spree that has so far failed to pay dividends for the London side.