Weekend Roundup: Long, Brady, McGeady and Horgan score

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Friday, 10 February 2017
Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Birmingham City

Stephen Gleeson’s 25th appearance of the season was also his 350th career start

League 2
Newport Co. 0-0 Doncaster Rovers

Ian Lawlor made his 25th career appearance

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Today was the first time that two Irish players(Aiden McGeady and John-Joe O’Toole) scored a brace on the same day since October 1st, when Padraig Amond and Adam Rooney both scored twice

Premier League
Sunderland 0-4 Southampton

Darron Gibson’s first appearance in the Sunderland starting XI was the midfielder’s first start since November
Shane Long’s fifth goal of the season was his 25th goal for Southampton

Derby County 3-3 Bristol City

Congratulations to Richard Keogh on achieving the landmark of 500 career appearances against Bristol City

Norwich 5-1 Nottingham Forest

Wes Hoolahan’s goal this afternoon (his first since October) was his 25th goal in the Championship

Preston North End 4-2 Brentford
Greg Cunningham’s start today for Preston was the defender’s 200th career start
The first goal of Aiden McGeady’s brace – his first time scoring twice in a game since August 2009 – was the midfielder’s first goal since September
Daryl Horgan scored his first goal for Preston North End, 100 days after his last goal on November 3rd for Dundalk in the Europa League
Rotherham 1-1 Blackburn
Stephen Kelly unfortunately scored his first OG against Rotherham on his 25th start for the club, and was booked for the first time since September

Fellow defender Derrick Williams also made his 25th start for Blackburn

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Newcastle Utd

Matt Doherty was booked for the fifth time this season

League 1
Bury 1-0 Swindon Town

Joe Murphy’s start against Swindown was the goalkeeper’s in more than a year – his last time in a team’s starting XI was on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 for parent club Huddersfield

Fleetwood 0-0 Rochdale

Cian Bolger made his 25th start for Fleetwood Town
Niall Canavan started his first game in more than two months, his last start was on Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Northampton 3-1 Chesterfield

The second goal of John-Joe O’Toole’s brace was the midfielder’s 20th league goal for Northampton

Oxford United 1-0 MK Dons

Darren Potter was sent off for the second time for MK Dons (the third time in his career). The midfielder’s last red card was more than five years ago in August 2011

Peterborough 0-1 Sheffield United

Samir Carruthers was unfortunately booked on his first start for Sheffield United
Jay O’Shea came off the bench to make his first appearance for Sheffield United

Scunthorpe 0-1 Shrewsbury

Paddy Madden’s second half introduction from the bench (his first appearance for the Iron since January 2nd) was the striker’s 150th appearance for Scunthorpe United

League 2
Crewe Alexandra 5-0 Grimsby

Gavin Gunning was booked for the first time in two months

Morecambe 2-0 Cambridge United

Barry Corr returned from injury to make his first appearance for Cambridge in more than a year. This was also the striker’s 25th appearance for The U’s

Portsmouth 2-0 Accrington Stanley

Noel Hunt came off the bench to make his first appearance since January 2nd

Scottish Premier League
Dundee 1-1 Kilmarnock

Conor Sammon was booked for the first time since August in his first start since the end of October

Scottish Championship
Falkirk 3-0 Dundee Utd

Sean Dillon made his first appearance of 2017

Scottish FA Cup
Celtic 6-0 Inverness CT

Jake Mulraney and Dean Ebbe both came off the bench in the second half for their first appearances in the Scottish Cup

St Johnstone 0-1 Partick Thistle

Daniel Devine was booked for the first time in 2017 in his 25th start for Partick Thistle

Adam Barton scored his first goal since November 4th
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