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English Recap: Holmes, Wright Earn Minutes in Season Openers

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Life below the Premier League started off with a mixed bag, with a number of Yanks in England’s second tier such as Haji Wright and Duane Holmes getting their first minutes with new clubs.

Norwich 2 – 1 Hull City

Josh Sargent went the full game for Norwich City, who started their campaign in the Championship with a 2-1 win over Hull City.

Vaughn Covil did not feature for the visitors, but Sargent forced the Tigers goalkeeper into a good save. Jonathan Tomkinson is also currently on the books for Norwich but did not suit up for the game.

Josh Sargent – Norwich City

Bristol City 1 – 1 Preston North End

Duane Holmes was a 72nd-minute substitute for his new club Preston North End, a move which paid off for manager Ryan Lowe in their draw at Bristol.

The American was able to provide the late-game assist for former Manchester United player Will Keane in the 86th minute to secure the point.

Duane Holmes – Preston North End

Leicester City 2 – 1 Coventry City

Haji Wright made his debut for Coventry City as a 71st-minute substitute but wasn’t able to make a sizeable impact as his side lost 2-1 to recently demoted Premier League regulars Leicester City.

Haji Wright – Coventry City

Watford 4 -0 Queens Park Rangers

Charlie Kelman was given the start for Queens Park Rangers but was hauled off at halftime in a double substitution. Hosts Watford showed no mercy, putting four past the Rangers by halftime, prompting the change.

Charlie Kelman – QPR


Lynden Gooch did not make the start for Sunderland in their new campaign but was an 86th-minute substitute in their 2-1 loss to Ipswich Town.

Daryl Dike is still out for West Bromwich Albion after his surgery last season.

Tyler Adams missed out on Leeds United’s 2-2 draw against Cardiff City on Sunday afternoon due to injury. Leeds will be at home on Wednesday night in a League Cup game against Shrewsbury Town before returning to Championship action at Birmingham City over the weekend.

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Andrew Vorce

I do it all! Youth club coach for 15+ years, very retired semi-pro indoor player, journalist for Yanks Abroad, and VP of Operations for the Warrior Soccer Tour. Soccer, soccer, soccer. Avid soccer enthusiast and travel to Europe every summer to take kids to go compete against European youth teams.

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