New Zealand internationals Sarpreet Singh, Chris Wood and Callum McCowatt scored for their clubs in weekend games.
Singh gave loan club SSV Jahn Regensburg a 15th-minute lead in their Bundesliga 2 game against Hannover 96.
The game ended 1-1 when Jahn conceded two minutes before the final whistle but the draw saved Singh’s club from dropping to the foot of the 18-team table.
Main photo: Jahn clubmates rush to congratulate Singh after his goal.
Watch: Singh’s goal
Wood scores his first goal for new club
Chris Wood celebrated his transfer to Nottingham Forest with his first goal for the club, a late equaliser that denied Manchester City the chance of going top of the English Premier League.
Having converted his loan from Newcastle United into a permanent move only 24 hours earlier, Wood came off the bench with 10 minutes to go, and with Forest trailing 1-0.
But in the 84th minute, Wood timed his run to perfection, staying onside by centimetres (as VAR later showed), to score a dramatic equaliser to the joy of Forest fans.
The draw helped Forest move into mid-table and after the game, manager Steve Cooper said:
“It’s brilliant for him (Wood). Any striker who joins a new club wants to get their first goal.
“He has gone from contributing for Newcastle but not starting games, to coming here and being a starter straight away.
“We haven’t created much for him in the games, if I’m being honest. Results haven’t been so bad, but we haven’t created loads of chances for him.
“That’s what he is — what he showed here. I’m so pleased the supporters gave him the reception they did afterwards, and equally as pleased with the reception he got off the players when he came in the dressing room.
“He was last in, because he had to do some media work, and he got a massive round of applause.
“He’s only been here a few weeks but everyone can see how hard he works and how much he cares.”
Watch: Wood’s goal
McCowatt scores in Danish league
Callum McCowatt scored for FC Helsingør in their 4-1 loss to HB Køge in the Danish first division.
He received the ball just outside the area, teed up a shot and stroked it into the corner of the goal.
The loss leaves Helsingør fifth on the table.
Watch: McCowatt’s goal
Waine left out of Argyle squad
Meanwhile, another All Whites striker, Ben Waine, failed to make the matchday squad for Plymouth Argyle in their 0-0 draw with Fleetwood Town in England’s League One.
Argyle manager Steven Schumacher explained after the match that Waine was left out of the squad for tactical reasons — he wanted to play with only one striker up front — and to accommodate the return of 10-goal Niall Ennis from injury.
Schumacker said: “He (Ennis) is a big player for us, has scored some real important goals, and we need him firing. That meant Ben Waine missed out on the squad. It’s part and parcel of it, but it was nice to have Niall back.”