Jamaican Leon Bailey struck twice and arrange one other purpose as Bayer Leverkusen beat Cologne 3-0 on Saturday to spice up their slim hopes of a top-four end within the German Bundesliga.
In England, Bailey’s Reggae Boyz team-mate Jamal Lowe scored a penalty to assist promotion-chasing Swansea salvage a degree in a 2-2 draw at dwelling to backside membership Wycombe Wanderers.
Donovan Wilson, 24, who’s of Jamaican descent, scored twice – within the thirty first and sixty fourth minutes – as Sutton United maintained their push for promotion from the fifth-tier Nationwide League in a 4-0 win at Altrincham.
And within the Premier League, substitute Joe Willock, a 21-year-old midfielder who’s eligible to characterize Montserrat, claimed a dramatic late winner as Newcastle United beat 10-man West Ham United 3-2.
Man-of-the-Match Bailey, a 23-year-old winger, headed Leverkusen right into a fifth-minute lead, arrange Moussa Diaby to make it 2-0 within the 51st minute after which rounded out the scoring within the 76th minute when he slotted dwelling after racing into the field and shaking off two markers.
Leverkusen transfer as much as fifth place on 47 factors, six behind fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt.
Borussia Dortmund, on 46, tackle Werder Bremen on Sunday. The highest 4 finishers mechanically qualify for the Champions League group stage.
Lowe launched Swansea’s late fightback to assert a degree and keep their slim computerized promotion hopes with an Eightieth-minute penalty after Admiral Muskwe and Garath McCleary struck early within the second half for Wycombe.
However Lowe’s penalty and a Liam Cullen header noticed Steve Cooper’s facet snatch a draw.
Swansea have been handed a lifeline as Jason McCarthy dealt with within the field, permitting 26-year-old Lowe to drive dwelling his fourth purpose in three matches from the spot.
In all, he has netted 13 occasions this season along with his debut purpose for Jamaica in a current 4-1 defeat in a pleasant towards america.
Swansea are six factors behind second-placed Watford, whereas Wycombe are 9 factors adrift of security on the backside.
Willock’s 82nd-minute header noticed Newcastle take an enormous step in the direction of securing their Premier League standing with a win that lifted them to fifteenth within the desk, with a nine-point cushion to the underside three.
Issa Diop’s personal purpose and a Joelinton tap-in had put the hosts in a commanding place on the break.
Nonetheless, West Ham, who had Craig Dawson despatched off for 2 first-half bookings, drew stage from a Diop header and a Jesse Lingard penalty awarded after a VAR assessment.
However with the guests seemingly on high, Newcastle had the ultimate say via Willock.
In League One, Grenada worldwide Omar Beckles, a 29-year-old centre-back, was despatched off within the seventieth minute as Crewe Alexandra went down 2-0 at Wigan Athletic whose win noticed them take one other big step in the direction of security.
North of the border, 30-year-old ahead Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, who’s of St Lucian and Dominican descent, scored twice for Livingston within the Scottish Cup, however hosts Aberdeen superior to the quarter-finals after a tense 5-3 penalty shootout.
Emmanuel-Thomas, who gave the guests a first-half lead with a effective particular person effort within the thirty seventh minute, put them forward once more in further time with a 93rd-minute penalty earlier than Aberdeen took it to penalties.