Outlaws Overseas: Fog prevails while countrymen clash

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by JACK HAZZARD

With the Winter Break in full swing, few European Leagues across the country partook in the holiday weekend.

That being said, after years of arguing against it, English football has continued to play through the recommended break.

This move by the British FA has allowed a few Outlaws Overseas to lace up and take to the field.

Newcastle United vs. Nottingham Forest (3-1)

  • DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
  •  Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)

Playing the full 90 in Newcastle United’s win against Nottingham Forest, defender DeAndre Yedlin has continued to perform in the Championship.

The 23-year-old defender has consistently grown under head coach Rafa Benitez, which showed over the weekend. However, Yedlin was unable to pick up either a goal nor an assist.

Newcastle United currently sit on top of the EFL Championship with a game in hand over Brighton and Hove Albion.

At the receiving end of Newcastle’s emphatic win over the weekend was Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest. The English side was unable to defend against the quick play of Newcastle, allowing an overwhelming three goals during the match.

Starting at the left midfield position, Lichaj was able to assist a consolation goal for his club, yet it wasn’t enough as they fell 3-1 to The Magpies.

Fulham FC vs. Reading FC (Abandoned)

  • Danny Williams (Reading FC)
  • Tim Ream (Fulham FC)

EFL Championship sides Fulham and Reading clashed at Madejski Stadium over the weekend.

The match ended abruptly early due to fog conditions. The two sides played up until halftime before the referee called the game.

Aberdeen FC vs. Heart of Midlothian (1-0)

  • Perry Kitchen (Heart of Midlothian)
  • Bjorn Johnsen (Heart of Midlothian)

Both Perry Kitchen and Bjorn Johnsen partook in the full 90 for the Jam Tarts in their 1-0 loss against Aberdeen.

Kitchen captained the side while Johnsen played as a striker. However, the two Americans were unable to muster up a goal for their club.

This loss saw the Scottish side slip further away from European football next season as they currently sit fourth in the league, six points behind their weekend opponent.