9th March 2020

In another absorbing round of match action for Colossal’s talents, there are several talking points to assess from the past few days.

David Sesay and his Crawley Town side run riot in a 3-0 home win over Oldham Athletic whilst Marvin Johnson’s Middlesbrough secured a crucial 1-0 victory at Charlton as both players produced determined displays on Saturday.

Here is the full rundown of our client’s performances in this latest weekend review:

Weekend Stats

Total Appearances: 5

Total Minutes Played (Normal Time): 437

Player of the Week: David Sesay

  • David played 83 minutes of Crawley’s routine 3-0 home win vs Oldham on Saturday
  • David made his 25th League Two appearance in his first full season in the first team
  • The 21-year-old has been a recent regular at left-midfield for the Red Devils

David and his Crawley Town teammates produced a stellar display in defeating Oldham Athletic 3-0 at The People’s Pension Stadium on Saturday.

David has been a revelation for the Red Devils not only since his gaining more first-team experience at the start of the season, but also in a change of position in recent matches, playing in left-midfield of Crawley’s 4-4-2 as opposed to his natural right-back role.

With David’s side 10 points behind the play-off places with nine games remaining a charge into potential promotion spots isn’t out of the question just yet for Crawley.

Albert Rusnak

  • Albert captained Real Salt Lake in 1-1 home draw against the New York Red Bulls
  • Albert played as a number 10 as Salt Lake’s creative spark with seven key passes
  • Salt Lake have now drawn both of their opening two games of the MLS season

Albert’s first home game of the season with Real Salt Lake was an equal affair as the home side earned a draw with New York Red Bulls at the Rio Tinto stadium on Saturday night.

The Slovakian international has already played a different role to last season, as Salt Lake’s number 10 made seven key passes – five more than any other player.

With club captain Kyle Beckerman out with an injury, Albert stood up to the challenge of leading his young teammates out at this early stage of the campaign, hoping to do the same in Salt Lake’s next match away to Columbus Crew.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

  • Alex started in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory against Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday
  • Alex completed four dribbles, the joint-most of any player alongside Mo Salah
  • Alex needs just two more Liverpool wins to secure his first Premier League title

Alex was once again a helping hand for Liverpool in the inevitable quest of sealing a first Premier League title of his career and his club’s first top-flight honour in 30 years.

After Bournemouth took a shock lead inside 10 minutes, Alex’s calm and composed influence turned the contest around with Liverpool going into half-time 2-1 up.

The England international’s ability to track back as well as his attacking instincts with two of his three shots on target continues to prove how valuable an asset he is in the champions elect’s midfield three.

Marvin Johnson

  • Marvin completed 90 minutes as Middlesbrough beat Charlton 1-0 on Saturday
  • The 29-year-old made the most successful tackles (2) of any Boro player in the win
  • The victory for Marvin’s side sees Boro above the Championship’s relegation zone

Marvin guided his side to a much-needed victory at The Valley on Saturday as Middlesbrough defeated Charlton Athletic 1-0.

Having shown his versatility either as a wing-back or full-back, Marvin was utilised as a latter on the left-side of Boro’s back four and stood up to Charlton’s challenge with the most won tackles of any of the host’s players.

As the season draws to the penultimate round of matches, spirited performances like Marvin’s will surely help Middlesbrough survive the drop to League One.

Raheem Sterling

  • Raheem made his 250th Premier League appearance in 2-0 loss at Man United
  • Raheem had the most shots of any Man City player at Old Trafford on Sunday (3)
  • City remain seven points ahead of Leicester City, currently second in the top-flight

It wasn’t to be for Raheem and his Manchester City side who succumbed to defeat at the hands of their noisy neighbours United on Sunday in a 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford.

Making his 250th Premier League appearance, Raheem showed several promising signs of being the difference in a match that would have strengthened City’s league position in second.

Raheem was unfortunate to have an assist ruled marginally for offside after combining nicely with Sergio Aguero as United went onto secure the points in a competitive top four challenge.