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4 January 2016

Eight City players in action over the weekend

TONY Andreu scored his second Rotherham United goal - but the Millers let a lead slip as they lost 2-1 at Preston North End on Saturday.

The French attacking midfielder gave Neil Redfearn's team a half-time advantage, but Jonson Clarke-Harris' late own goal condemned them to defeat after Eoin Doyle had equalised.

It was the final game of Andreu's loan stint at the Sky Bet Championship strugglers, with the former Hamilton Academical man now back with the Canaries.

He also featured for 55 minutes in Rotherham's 4-1 loss at Fulham on December 30, but fellow loanee Harry Toffolo missed out on the matchday squad for both games.

Josh Murphy was in action elsewhere in English football's second tier, playing 90 minutes as MK Dons drew 1-1 at Leeds United.

The Dons suffered a similar fate to Rotherham as a last-gasp own goal cost them, with Anthony Kay finding his own net three minutes from time after Rob Hall had put them ahead.

Sheffield Wednesday continued their play-off push by notching their third win in four matches, seeing off Fulham 1-0 at Craven Cottage.

Gary Hooper featured for the full game as Ross Wallace struck the game's only goal. Michael Turner was once again absent for the Owls.

Elliott Bennett's loan spell at Bristol City ended in a loss as they went down 1-0 at Reading.

The wing-back made his 15th appearance to conclude his three-month stay at Ashton Gate. The Robins are in the relegation zone after Nick Blackman's late winner at the Madejski Stadium.

In Sky Bet League One, Jacob Murphy extended his promising form by playing a starring role in Coventry City's 5-0 rout of Crewe Alexandra.

Murphy scored twice but was pipped to the match ball by teammate Adam Armstrong, who fired a stunning first half hat-trick at the Alexandra Stadium. The Sky Blues are fourth in the division.

ICYMI: Read the match report as the #skyblues begin 2016 with a 5-0 win at Crewe

— Coventry City (@Coventry_City) January 3, 2016
Louis Thompson's Swindon Town weren't in action as their meeting with Port Vale was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch, while Remi Matthews was an unused substitute for Burton Albion who rose to the top of the table following a 1-0 victory over Blackpool. Matthews has now returned to the Canaries following the expiration of his deal.

Woking made it five Vanarama National League matches unbeaten by triumphing 2-1 over Aldershot, with Cameron Norman playing the full 90 minutes.

In the Vanarama National League South, however, Ben Killip was helpless to prevent Lowestoft Town losing 4-1 at Boston United - both Norman's and Killip's loan spells have now finished.

North of the border, Carlton Morris was involved in a thrilling encounter as Hamilton drew 3-3 at Motherwell. The young striker played 79 minutes after earning a starting spot by scoring in their 4-3 defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle on December 30.

Great support today for the derby, buzzing with how the game ended @AliCrawford how's your nerves 😍🎉🙌🏽

— Carlton Morris (@CarltonJM) January 2, 2016
Morris will stay with the Scottish Premiership outfit until the end of the season after extending his loan spell on New Year's Eve.

Further afield, Ricky van Wolfswinkel was an unused substitute for Real Betis on Sunday as they suffered a disappointing 4-0 reverse to SD Eibar in La Liga.

The Dutchman had featured for 90 minutes against Barcelona on December 30, when Pepe Mel's team were on the end of the same result against the European champions.

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