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Weekend Roundup: Long scores, Christie returns

Joe McCarthy

Friday, 13th April 2018
Bulgarian Championship
Pirin Blagoevgrad 2-5 Slavia Sofia

Conor Henderson scored his first goal since February

Saturday, 14th April 2018
Premier League
Southampton 2-3 Chelsea

Shane Long was booked for the first time since December, this was also the striker’s fifth yellow card of 2017/18

Burnley 2-1 Leicester City

Kevin Long scored his first goal in the Premier League, this was the former Cork City player’s first goal since January 2016

Championship
Middlesbrough 2-1 Bristol City

Darren Randolph was booked for the first time since January

Fulham 1-1 Brentford

Cyrus Christie came off the bench for his first appearance in a month

League 1
Bury 2-3 Northampton

John-Joe O’Toole was shown his first yellow card since February

Oldham 1-1 Gillingham

Seven Irish players were named in the respective starting XI’s for this game (Jack Byrne, Eoin Doyle, Patrick McEleny, Mark Byrne, Callum Reilly, Bradley Garmston, and Conor Wilkinson), this is a season high for 2017/18

League 2
Accrington Stanley 1-1 Exeter

Seamus Conneely was booked for the first time in two months

Colchester 1-3 Notts County

Olamide Shodipo was named in Colchester’s starting XI for the first time, this was the winger’s 25th career appearance and his first start since March 2017
Sean Murray made his 50th appearance in League Two

Crawley 1-2 Coventry

Michael Doyle was booked for the tenth time this season

Morecambe 1-1 Carlisle United

Jamie Devitt scored his tenth goal for the club

Newport Co. 2-1 Swindon Town

Padraig Amond’s first goal since January was his 60th goal in League Two

Stevenage 0-2 Cambridge United

The first goal of Barry Corr’s brace was his 15th goal for Cambridge
Jake Carroll was booked for the fifth time this season

Scottish Premier League
Hamilton Academical 1-2 Kilmarnock

Gary Dicker was booked for the first time in a month

Scottish Championship
Inverness CT 5-1 Dumbarton

Aaron Doran scored his fifth goal of the season

Scottish FA Cup
Motherwell 3-0 Aberdeen

Anthony O’Connor was booked for the first time since November

Australian A-League
Central Coast Mariners 2-8 Newcastle Jets

Roy O’Donovan’s brace was the first time the striker had scored since November

Perth Glory 2-3 Brisbane Roar

Andy Keogh’s 25th appearance of the season was also the striker’s 100th start for Perth Glory

Monday, 16th April 2018
Premier League
West Ham United 1-1 Stoke City

Stephen Ireland came off the bench for his first appearance in three months

MLS
Atlanta United 2-2 New York City FC

Chris McCann scored his first goal for Atlanta United – this was the midfielder’s first goal since October 2016

 

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