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Weekend Roundup: Long scores first league goal of the season

Joe McCarthy

Saturday, 7th April 2018
Premier League
Watford 1-2 Burnley

Kevin Long’s start for Burnley was the defender’s first appearance since Saturday, 24th February

West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Swansea

James McClean was named in the West Brom starting XI for the first time since Saturday, 24th February

Championship
Norwich 3-1 Aston Villa

Scott Hogan made his 50th appearance for Aston Villa

Derby County 3-0 Bolton

Alex Pearce scored his first goal since December 2016 in what was his 50th start for Derby County

Leeds United 1-1 Sunderland

Congratulations to Paudie O’Connor on his first appearance for Leeds United, and to Under 19 midfielder Callum Nicell after being named in the matchday squad for the first time

Millwall 2-0 Bristol City

Callum O’Dowda returned from injury for his first start since Saturday, 25th November

League 1
Gillingham 0-0 Doncaster Rovers

Rhys Murphy made his first appearance for Gillingham

Rotherham 3-2 Fleetwood

Cian Bolger scored his 15th goal of his career

Walsall 1-0 Bury

Joe Murphy returned to the Bury starting XI for his first appearance since Saturday, 28th October

League 2
Colchester 0-1 Accrington Stanley

Jimmy Dunne was booked for the first time in two months

Mansfield Town 3-4 Crewe Alexandra

Paul Green was booked for the fifth time this season in his 25th appearance of 2017/18

Port Vale 1-2 Crawley

Mark Connolly made his 150th start for Crawley

Yeovil 0-3 Luton

Alan Sheehan made his 100th start for Luton
Alan McCormack was booked for the fifth time this season, before this the midfielder had not been booked since September

Scottish Premier League
St Johnstone 0-0 Motherwell

Carl McHugh made his 50th appearance in the SPL

Scottish Championship
Dumbarton 3-2 Dundee Utd

Willo Flood was booked for the fifth time this season

Sunday, 8th April 2018
Premier League
Arsenal 3-2 Southampton

Shane Long scored his first goal in the Premier League this season in his first start since Wednesday, 31st January. This was the tenth goal scored by an Irish player in the Premier League in 2017/18

Football League Trophy
Lincoln City 1-0 Shrewsbury

Congratulations to Lee Frecklington and substutute Sean Long on winning the Football League Trophy with Lincoln!

MLS
Dallas 1-1 Colorado Rapids

Joe Mason scored his second goal in three starts for the Rapids

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