Midweek Roundup: Wes returns, Brady sent off, Duffy scores

Joe McCarthy

This article was originally published on Irish Abroad, who you can follow on Twitter here.
Tuesday, 1st January 2019
Aston Villa 2-2 QPR

Conor Hourihane was booked for the first time since August

Blackburn 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

Wes Hoolahan came off the bench for his first appearance in three months

Ipswich 2-3 Millwall

Aiden O’Brien made his first assist of the season – almost a year to the date since his last assist on Saturday, 6th January 2018

Nottingham Forest 4-2 Leeds United

Daryl Murphy scored his fifth goal of the season, three months after his last goal in September

Stoke City 0-2 Bristol City

James McClean’s start against Bristol was the 200th time the player was named in a starting XI in English football

League 1
Blackpool 0-1 Sunderland

Paudie O’Connor was booked for the fifth time this season

Plymouth 3-0 Oxford United

Graham Carey was booked for the first time since Saturday, 17th November

Portsmouth 2-1 AFC Wimbledon

Ronan Curtis was booked for the fifth time this season

Southend United 2-0 Gillingham

Bradley Garmston was named in a Gillingham starting XI for the first time since Tuesday, 13th November

Wycombe Wanderers 0-2 Coventry

Michael Harriman’s start was his frst appearance in five weeks

League 2
Grimsby 0-1 Mansfield Town

Ryan Sweeney’s first booking since Saturday, 24 November 2018(38 days)

Bury 3-1 Crewe Alexandra

Jay O’Shea scored his 25th goal in League 2 in his 100th appearance in the competition

Crawley 2-0 Colchester

Mark Connolly was shown his first yellow card since Tuesday, 20th November

Forest Green 2-1 Northampton

Sam Foley scored his first goal of the season, more than a year after his last goal on Saturday, 9th December 2017
Gavin Gunning was booked for the fifth time this season

Stevenage 1-0 Newport Co.

Michael Timlin completed his first assist of the season

Swindon Town 0-2 Exeter

Pierce Sweeney made his 100th appearance in League Two

Yeovil 1-4 Cheltenham

Kevin Dawson’s first goal since September was his tenth goal in League Two

Wednesday, 2nd January 2019
Premier League
Huddersfield 1-2 Burnley

Robbie Brady was sent off for the third time in his career, two years after his last red card on Saturday, 31st December 2016

West Ham United 2-2 Brighton and Hove Albion

Shane Duffy’s fourth goal of the season (equaling his career high for a season) was the 15th goal of his career
Duffy’s goal was the twelfth Premier League goal scored by an Irish player in 2018/19, one more than the total for the 2017/18 season

Australian A-League
Newcastle Jets 2-2 Brisbane Roar

Roy O’Donovan scored his 30th goal in the A-League


Joe McCarthy

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