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Canadians Abroad Recap: Hoilett benched for QPR's first team, stars for U-21 side

Canadians Abroad Recap: Hoilett benched for QPR's first team, stars for U-21 side

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The 22-year-old watched from the sidelines as his team grabbed a rare EPL win before dominating in a QPR rout of Colchester in a U-21 match. recaps that plus more.

Hoilett benched for QPR's EPL win, scores hat-trick in reserve action

Junior Hoilett's playing time at QPR continued to slide as the 22-year-old from Brampton, Ontario, remained on the bench while his team earned its first win of the 2012-13 Premier League season with a 2-1 victory over Fulham on Saturday.

To maintain his match fitness, Hoilett was called upon by former Canadian international Marc Bircham, now the head coach of QPR's U-21 side, to start against Colchester United. Hoilett proved that his level is well above that of a youth/reserve team by notching a hat-trick in the first 33 minutes of play, helping Bircham's side to an 8-2 victory.

Also of note is that Canuck teenager Michael Petrasso scored the final QPR goal in the rout. The 17-year-old former Toronto FC Academy standout joined the London club, along with fellow Canadian teen Dylan Carreiro, earlier this year.

De Guzman, Swansea fall to Tottenham

Canadian-born Jonathan de Guzman started and played 60 minutes for Swansea City in a 1-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The midfielder picked up a yellow card just minutes before being pulled from the match.

Swansea sits tenth in the EPL.

Norwich up to 7th, Jackson still not playing

Simeon Jackson can't seem to get onto the field these days, once again watching from the bench as Norwich City defeated Wigan Athletic by a 2-1 scoreline.

The Canaries have moved up to seventh on the Premier League table after a lacklustre start to the season.

Edgar goes 90 in Burnley draw

Defender David Edgar started and played the full match for Burnley as the side drew visiting Watford 1-1.

Burnley is currently in 16th place in the Championship, but a log-jammed midtable sees the club only five points behind fourth place Watford.

Hutchinson, PSV still tops after deadlock

Atiba Hutchinson played his customary 90 minutes for PSV Eindhoven in a 1-1 draw at NEC over the weekend, a result that was good enough to keep the club atop the Eredivisie for another week.

FC Twente's victory on Friday means that it is level on points with PSV, with the Eindhoven club holding the tiebreaking advantage.

Occean starts in Eintracht win

Olivier Occean lined up at striker and played 87 minutes for Eintracht Frankfurt in a 2-0 victory at VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday. Occean was not directly involved in either of the Eintracht goals.

Eintracht remains in fourth on the Bundesliga table.

De Jong nowhere to be seen in Augsburg tie

Marcel de Jong was not in the match day 18 as his club FC Augsburg took on fellow Bundesliga cellar dwellars Greuther Furth.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw as neither side could break through.

McKenna goes the distance as Köln maintains undefeated run

FC Köln extended its undefeated streak in the 2. Bundesliga to seven games by virtue of a scoreless draw at Sandhausen. The result sees Köln into ninth place in the league.

Alberta native Kevin McKenna went 90 minutes in the deadlock.

Borjan's Sivasspor edged in Turkey

Milan Borjan manned the nets for Sivassor in a 1-0 loss to host Karabukspor that probably should have been larger.

The home side had Sivasspor under seige for most of the match, with Borjan and company lucky to escape with just the one-goal loss.

Sivasspor is currently 12th in the Tukish top flight.

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