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Junior Hoilett and Iain Hume were integral parts of big victories in England over the weekend. Elsewhere, Atiba Hutchinson inched closer to a domestic title.

Hoilett goes 90 in rare QPR win

Junior Hoilett may have struggled for playing time with Queens Park Rangers this season, but his participation in Saturday's 2-1 win at Southampton may have guaranteed more action for the young Canadian.

Hoilett found himself in the starting lineup, playing as a right-sided wide midfielder. His inclusion proved fruitful just 15 minutes in, when Hoilett assisted on the opening goal.

QPR would trade goals with the hosts, eventually finding the winner in the 77th minute. The victory was badly needed by the London side, which now sits four points from safety in the Premier League.

Jackson not dressed in big Norwich loss

Simeon Jackson was not in Norwich City's gameday squad, although he was spared from a thrashing as the Canaries fell 4-0 to Manchester United at Old Traffod on Saturday.

The result further pads United's lead atop the EPL table, while Norwich falls to 13th place with 10 games left to play.

Edgar plays the full match in Burnley victory

Meanwhile in the Championship, Burnley broke a recent slump as it defeated host Charlton Athletic 1-0 over the weekend.

Defender David Edgar played the entire match, which inched Burnley to within eight points of a playoff spot.

Hume nets winner in League One tilt

Striker Iain Hume got back on the scoresheet on Saturday, scoring the opening goal in a 3-0 Doncaster Rovers win over lowly Hartlepool United.

Hume's strike came in the 35th minute, and subsequent goals in the 54th and 81st minutes ensured the victory for Doncaster.

Rovers hold on to a one-point lead atop the League One standings, and with 11 games remaining Doncester looks to be favoured for promotion into England's second tier.

Haber starts for falterin Stevenage

Free-falling Stevenage dropped another three points over the weekend, this time losing 2-0 to visiting Colchester United.

After looking like a decent candidate to promote into the Championship, Stevenage has gone into a sprial that has seen the club drop all the way to 15th in League One.

Hainault sits out Ross County deadlock

In nearby Scotland, Andre Hainault continues to wait his turn for substantial game action with his new team.

Hainault joined Premier League outfit Ross County during the transfer window, but a coinciding great run of form for the club has left the Canadian international defender on the sidelines. That continued to be the case over the weekend, as Hainault was on the bench throughout Ross County's 0-0 draw with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Ross County remains one point behind ICT, with both clubs within shouting distance of second-place Motherwell.

PSV maintains its Eredivisie lead

Over in Holland, Atiba Hutchinson's PSV Eindhoven dispatched of VVV-Venlo with a 2-0 scoreline on Saturday.

Hutchinson played all 90 minutes in the victory, which kept PSV two points in front of Ajax at the top of the Eredivisie table.

Occean unused in Eintracht loss

Olivier Occean, who has lost his starting spot with Eintracght Frankfurt, remained on the bench on Friday as his team fell 1-0 to visiting Borussia Mönchengladbach.

With Enitracht sitting in fourth place and battling for Germany's final Champions League spot, Occean will be hard-pressed to win much playing time for the duration of the campaign.

De Jong sits out Augsburg

Also missing out on weekend Bundesliga action was left back Marcel de Jong, who watched from the bench as FC Augsburg edged Werder Bremen 1-0 on Saturday.

The win pushed Augsburg closer to safety from relegation, as the team now occupies 16th spot in the standings.

Jahn Regensburg inches closer to relegation

Down in the 2. Bundesliga, Julian de Guzman played the entire match and picked up a 45th-minute yellow card as his side SSV Jahn Regensburg dropped a 3-1 decision to fellow league doormat SV Sandhausen.

The result allowed Sandhausen to put some separation between itself and Jahn Regensburg, with De Guzman's club still dead last in the league.

Friend goes the distance in 1860 tie

Rob Friend started and played 90 minutes for 1860 München as the team battled to a 1-1 draw with FC Ingolstadt.

Friend has made four starts and scored one goal since joining 1860, which is destined for a mid-table finish.

Köln grabs road point in promotion fight

Kevin McKenna put in 90 minutes on the back line for FC Köln in a 1-1 draw at FSV Frankfurt on Sunday.

The away draw may prove crucial as Köln is just three points out of a promotion playoff spot with 10 matches left.

Borjan's acrobatics not enough for Sivasspor

Over in Turkey, goalkeeper Milan Borjan made some stunning saves to keep Sivasspor in its game versus Bursaspor on Sunday, but ultimately Borjan's side fell 1-0.

Although Sivasspor is still in 12th in the 18-team Turkish Super Lig, it currently sits just two points above the relegation zone.

Nakajima-Farran subs in for Alki

In nearby Cyprus, Issey Nakajima-Farran was called into action in the 18th minute, subbing into Alki's 2-2 draw at Olympiakos.

The Canadian winger helped his team fight to a 2-2 draw, which puts Alki in 12th place in Cyprus' 1. Division.

Klukowski, APOEL win nailbiter

Elsewhere in Cyprus, Mike Klukowski put in what is now a customary 90-minute shift at left back for APOEL as the club won a hard-fought 1-0 match over AEK Larnaca.

APOEL is one point back of league-leding Anorthosis after 23 rounds of play.

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