Weekend Roundup: Long, Rice, and Clark score

Joe McCarthy

This article was originally published on Irish Abroad, who you can follow on Twitter here.

Saturday, 12th January 2019

Premier League

This was the first time since Saturday, 13th February 2016 that three Ireland players scored in the Premier League on the same day. Also, Clark’s goal means that this season is the first since 2016/17 where three players have scored three, or more, goals.

West Ham United 1-0 Arsenal
Declan Rice scored his first goal of his career. Before this strike, the last Ireland player to score for West Ham in the Premier League was Joey O’Brien against Fulham in January 2013

Burnley 2-1 Fulham
Cyrus Christie’s start was his 25th appearance for Fulham

Cardiff 0-0 Huddersfield
Harry Arter was booked for the first time since Saturday, 3rd November

Leicester City 1-2 Southampton
Shane Long scored his first goal of the season

Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle Utd
Ciaran Clark’s third goal of the season means 2018/19 is his best goalscoring season since 2016/17 and equals his career high for Premier League goals in a season in 2010/11


Brentford 3-1 Stoke City
James McClean made his 25th appearance for Stoke City

Bristol City 2-1 Bolton
Callum O’Dowda made his 50th start for Bristol City

Hull City 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Keiren Westwood was booked for the first time this season, almost two years after his last yellow card in February 2017

Reading 2-0 Nottingham Forest
Daryl Murphy was shown his first yellow card since August

Sheffield United 1-0 QPR
David McGoldrick’s strike was his tenth goal for Sheffield United

Wigan 3-0 Aston Villa
After transferring to Wigan during the week, Anthony Pilkington marked his debut with his first assist since December 2017. This was the midfielder’s first appearance of the season, and his first start in almost a year

League 1

Barnsley 3-0 Bradford City
Having signed for Bradford City on loan, Paudie O’Connor made his first start for the Bantams

Burton Albion 2-3 Gillingham
Callum Reilly scored his fifth goal for Gillingham

Fleetwood 2-2 Oxford United
Paddy Madden scored his 15th goal of the season in his 50th appearance for Fleetwood

League 2

Bury 4-3 MK Dons
Jay O’Shea scored his 15th goal for Bury
Eoghan O’Connell completed his first assist of the season, his first since November 2017

Northampton 3-0 Carlisle United
Sam Foley marked his 25th start of the season with his first assist since November

Swindon Town 2-2 Lincoln City
Lee Frecklington was booked for the first time since October

Scottish Championship

Alloa 2-1 Greenock Morton
Ryan Scully was booked for the first time this season in his first start since October

Sunday, 13th January 2019

Premier League

Everton 2-0 Bournemouth
Seamus Coleman was named in an Everton starting XI for the 250th time


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