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Irish Abroad: McClean suspended, O’Shea injured, Christie scores

Joe McCarthy

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Joe McCarthy reveals how Irish players around the globe performed over the weekend…

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion 0-4 Manchester City
After being booked for the third game in a row, James McClean has picked up five yellow cards this season and is suspended for the next game

Arsenal 4-1 Sunderland
John O’Shea made his 350th start in the Premier League, but unfortunately had to be substituted due to injury in the first half

Championship

Brighton and Hove Albion 5-0 Norwich
Robbie Brady introduction from the bench was his 50th appearance for Norwich City

Derby County 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday
This was the first game where two Irish international defenders scored since November 2009 when Ian Harte and Richard Keogh scored for Carlisle in a 3-2 defeat to Bristol Rovers
Cyrus Christie marked his 100th start for Derby County with his first goal of the season
Alex Pearce’s first goal for Derby (also his fifth in the Championship) was the defender’s first goal since 14 April 2014

Ipswich 2-2 Rotherham
David McGoldrick marked his return to the Ipswich Town starting XI since August 6th with his first goal since the same game

Leeds United 2-0 Burton Albion
Eunan O’Kane’s 250th career appearance was marred with his first booking of the season

Reading 2-0 Nottingham Forest
Paul McShane made his 50th start for Reading

League 1

Oxford United 1-2 Millwall
Aiden O’Brien scored his 15th goal in League One

Bolton 3-1 Port Vale
After returning to the Port Vale side with an appearance from the bench a week and a half ago, Sam Kelly made his first start since August 9th

Fleetwood 2-1 Gillingham
Cian Bolger was booked for the first time this season

Sheffield United 2-1 MK Dons
Darren Potter scored his first goal of the season, before this the midfielder hadn’t scored since January 31st

Scunthorpe 4-1 Swindon
The second goal of Paddy Madden’s brace against Swindon (his fourth goal in four games) was the former Shamrock Rovers’ striker’s fiftieth goal for Scunthorpe, in 140 appearances for the Iron

Southend United 1-1 Shrewsbury
Stephen McLaughlin scored his fifth goal of the season, having gone more than a month since his last strike

League 2

Cambridge United 0-1 Portsmouth
Noel Hunt marked his first appearance for Portsmouth since September 10th with his first booking in over a year, having not been shown a yellow card since Monday, 31 August 2015
Michael Doyle was booked for the fifth time this season and is suspended for the next game

Carlisle United 3-1 Crawley
Mark Connolly’s consolation goal was his fifth time scoring for Crawley

Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Wycombe Wanderers
Michael Harriman was booked for the fifth time this season and is suspended for the next game

Leyton Orient 0-2 Crewe Alexandra
After appearing on the Sky Sports documentary “Out of Contract”, Michael Collins signed a short term contract with Leyton Orient and came off the bench against Crewe to make his debut for the O’s

Mansfield Town 1-2 Stevenage
Patrick Hoban scored his fifth goal in League Two

Scottish Premier League

Inverness CT 3-3 Hearts
Having returned to the Inverness first team last week, Aaron Doran scored his first goal of the season in almost 18 months against Hearts, his last goal came on Saturday, 2 May 2015

St Johnstone 1-2 Partick Thistle
Adam Barton was booked for the first time in two months

Cypriot Premier League

Omonia Nicosia 3-1 Aris
Cillian Sheridan scored his 25th goal for Omonia Nicosia on his 50th appearance for the club

Australian A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers 1-1 Central Coast Mariners
Roy O’Donovan was booked for the first time this season

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