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Midweek Roundup: Wes starts, Hourihane scores screamer

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Monday, 2 January 2017
Championship

Blackburn 1-0 Newcastle Utd
Daryl Murphy came off the bench to make his first appearance for Newcastle since November 29th

Bristol City 2-3 Reading
Callum O’Dowda made his first start for Bristol City since October 25th
Liam Kelly scored his first goal for Reading

Burton Albion 0-1 Preston North End
Eoin Doyle lined out for Preston’s starting side for the first time since October 25th
Alan Browne made his 100th appearance for Preston

Leeds United 3-0 Rotherham
Anthony Forde made the 150th appearance of his career

Norwich 3-0 Derby County
Wes Hoolahan returned to the Norwich City starting XI for the first time since November 26th
Richard Keogh was booked for the second time this season, more than four months after his first booking on August 20th

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Barnsley
Stephen Henderson’s start for Forest was his first appearance since August 27th
Conor Hourihane scored his fifth goal of the season, winning the SkyBet Championship Goal of the Day. This was also the midfielder’s 30th goal for Barnsley

Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
This game was striker Joe Mason’s first start since September 20th
Connor Ronan made his first start for the club

League 1

AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Millwall
Aiden O’Brien scored his 11th goal of 2016/17, winning the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Day, in his 25th start of the season

Charlton 4-1 Bristol Rovers
After coming off the bench as a late substitute in his last game, Liam Lawrence made his first start since August 30th

Coventry 2-2 Bolton
After signing for Coventry on loan, Callum Reilly made his first appearance for the club, almost five months after his only appearance of the season on August 10th

Gillingham 0-1 Oxford United
Mark Byrne start for Gillingham was the defender’s first start in almost two months

League 2

Accrington Stanley 2-2 Hartlepool
Seamus Conneely made his 100th appearance in England

Barnet 1-0 Plymouth
Connor Smith made his 25th appearance for Plymouth

Crawley 2-0 Yeovil
James Collins scored the 100th goal of his career

Exeter 4-0 Leyton Orient
Liam McAlinden scored his 15th goal of his career

Portsmouth 1-0 Luton
David Forde was booked for the first time this season on his 25th appearance for Portsmouth. Before this the goalkeeper hadn’t been booked in almost a year – his last yellow card was on 9th January 2016
Glen Rea made his 50th career appearance

Scottish League One

Brechin 0-1 Peterhead
Fiacre Kelleher made his 25th appearance for Peterhead

 

Joe McCarthy