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LOAN ROUND-UP: HOOPER NETS OWLS BRACE

14 January 2016

Four Canaries in midweek action

GARY Hooper scored twice for Sheffield Wednesday to help them overcome Bolton Wanderers in the Sky Bet Championship at Hillsborough on Tuesday.

The Owls went in front through Fernando Forestieri, before Gary Madine draw struggling Bolton level against his former side.

Hooper restored the hosts' advantage on 52 minutes, only for Wanderers to again restore parity through David Wheater.

However, the former Celtic striker notched his second of the game 13 minutes from time to secure a 3-2 victory which lifted his team to within two points of the play-offs.

The 27-year-old has now netted four goals in the past five matches, with Wednesday collecting 12 points from those fixtures to bolster their promotion challenge.

Fellow City player Michael Turner missed out on the matchday squad, with his most recent appearance coming in mid-December.

Meanwhile, Josh Murphy played the full match as ten-man MK Dons were comprehensively beaten 5-0 at home by promotion-chasing Burnley.

Goals from Joey Barton, Sam Vokes, Andre Gray, Matthew Lowton and George Boyd produced a one-sided result, with the Dons losing Anthony Kay to a red card late on.

Defeat leaves Karl Robinson's side just two points about the relegation zone with 20 games remaining.

Twin brother Jacob Murphy was also in action, completing 90 minutes of Coventry City's 1-1 home draw with Walsall in Sky Bet League One.

The home side struck first through Chris Stokes, ahead of Tom Bradshaw ensuring a share of the spoils when he volleyed home in the closing stages.



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