Midweek Roundup: Hourihane, Hogan, and Meyler score

Joe McCarthy

Monday, 2nd April 2018
Preston North End 0-1 Derby County

Alex Pearce was named in the starting XI for a league game for the first time this season

Bristol City 0-1 Brentford

Alan Judge started his first game since April 2016

Burton Albion 1-1 Middlesbrough

Damien McCrory was booked for the first time this season

Ipswich 2-2 Millwall

Stephen Gleeson made his 400th career appearance

QPR 4-1 Norwich

Ryan Manning scored his second goal of the season (one more than his total for 2016/17) in his 25th start for QPR
Wes Hoolahan started a game for the first time in three months

Sunderland 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday

Marc Wilson started his first game since Saturday, 13th January

Sheffield United 1-1 Cardiff

Anthony Pilkington scored his fifth goal of the season (also his 20th goal in the Championship) in his 100th appearance in the competition

League 1
Charlton 3-1 Rotherham

Anthony Forde made his 50th start for Rotherham

Oldham 2-1 Blackpool

Jack Byrne’s first goal since Saturday, 9th December was also his fifth goal in League One

Southend United 4-0 Gillingham

Mark Byrne was booked for the tenth time this season

League 2
Carlisle United 0-1 Lincoln City

Jamie Devitt was booked for the fifth time this season

Crewe Alexandra 2-2 Port Vale

Eddie Nolan made his 100th appearance in League Two

Forest Green 1-2 Colchester

Gavin Gunning’s first booking in two months was his tenth yellow card of the season

Luton 2-1 Mansfield Town

Alan McCormack made his 50th appearance in League Two
James Collins’ 20th goal of the season was his 90th goal in the competition
Glen Rea scored his first goal of the season

Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Grimsby

Michael Harriman started his first game since Stepember
James Berrett made his 50th start for Grimsby

Tuesday, 3rd April 2018
Aston Villa 3-0 Reading

Conor Hourihane scored his tenth goal of the season in his 50th start for Aston Villa
Coincidentally, Scott Hogan scored his tenth goal for the club in the same game

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 Hull City

David Meyler scored his fourth goal of the season in his 25th appearance of the season, this is the first time the player has reached the total since 2013-14

League 1
Bury 0-2 Rochdale

Ryan Delaney scored his first goal for Rochdale, this was also his first goal in English football

Scottish Premier League
Ross County 4-0 Partick Thistle

Niall Keown’s first appearance in a month was the defender’s 50th career appearance

Wednesday, 4th April 2018
UEFA Champions League
Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City

Conor Masterson made his second appearance in a Liverpool matchday squad, more than two years after being named on the bench for an FA Cup in January 2016. The defender is the first Irish player to be involved in a Champions League knock out tie since Anthony Stokes was named on the bench for Celtic against Juventus in March 2013.

Joe McCarthy

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