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JUAN Agudelo got ninety minutes under his belt as he helped FC Utrecht pick up their first point in five games in a 1-1 home draw with Eredivise leaders, Ajax.

The away side took the lead midway through the first half with a 30-yard rocket from Davey Blind before Utrecht equalised just moments later. Agudelo's flick on was latched onto by Steve De Ridder, who rounded the goalkeeper and slotted home in front of a sold out stadium.

It is Agudelo's second appearance for the Dutch club since joining them on loan from the Potters in the January transfer window. FC Utrecht currently sit in 12th place in the Eredivise, three points outside the bottom three.

Michael Kightly started his second game in a row for Burnley in their thriller away to promotion rivals, Queens Park Rangers. 

The table topping duo played out a 3-3 draw at Loftus Road, with Kightly playing 85 minutes before being replaced by Junior Stanislas.

QPR took the lead early on through Kightly's former Wolves teammate, Kevin Doyle who bagged on his Rangers debut before Danny Ings equalised on the half-hour mark.

Harry Redknapp's team regained the lead shortly after through Richard Dunne, before Sam Vokes scored two in ten minutes to give Burnley the advantage. Fellow debutant, Modibo Maiga got a late equaliser to salvage a point for the London club.

That draw means Burnley sit third in the Championship, as they aim to put late pressure on the top two for automatic promotion, with three points just separating them and QPR in second place.

Brek Shea played the entirety of Barnsley's fiery Championship defeat away at Yorkshire rivals, Sheffield Wednesday.

The clash saw three players sent off, with the Tykes ending the game with nine-men after debutant Emmanuel Frimpong and midfielder, Jacob Mellis received their marching orders.

Shea was involved in the incident which saw Owls playmaker, Jermaine Johnson take an early bath after the Wednesday man lunged in on the American with a high foot.

Barnsley were unfortunate not to leave Hillsborough with a point, when Sheffield Wednesday stole the win with virtually the last kick of the game, courtesy of a Chris Maguire goal.

That defeat leaves the Reds in the bottom three and five points from safety as they attempt to evade the drop into League One.

Jamie Ness was an unused substitute in Leyton Orient's 2-1 defeat away at Rotherham in what's turning into a mouth watering climax in the League One promotion pack.

Orient slip to third in the table after just their fourth defeat of the campaign, but do have the chance to climb back into the automatic places with a game in hand over Wolves, who lie in second place. 

Cameron Jerome started for Crystal Palace before being replaced in the Eagles 2-0 defeat away at high-flying Arsenal.

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