Weekend Roundup: Long’s Premier League debut, Rooney hits 25 goals

Joe McCarthy casts his eye over the Irish players across the water., follow him on twitter @irish_abroad

Saturday, 6th May 2017

Burnley 2-2 West Bromwich Albion
Kevin Long’s first start in 2017 was also his first start in the Premier League and his 25th start for Burnley
Marc Wilson made his first appearance for West Bromwich Albion since signing for them on loan in January and was booked for the first time since September
The five Irish players who started this game (Long, Ward, Hendrick, Wilson, McClean) were the most to start a game in the Premier League this season, and the most since Whelan, Walters, Wilson, Gibson, McCarthy, and Coleman started Stoke V Everton in March 2015

League 2

Crawley 2-2 Mansfield Town
James Collins made his 50th start for Crawley
Mark Connolly was booked for the first time since the end of February

Grimsby 1-1 Plymouth
Graham Carey made his 100th appearance for Plymouth

Newport Co. 2-1 Notts County
Mark O’Brien’ first goal of the season, also his first goal for the club, kept Newport in the Football League

Stevenage 0-3 Accrington Stanley
Seamus Conneely scored his first goal of the season, more than a year after his last goal on Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Sunday, 7th May 2017


Bristol City 0-1 Birmingham City
Stephen Gleeson was booked for the first time since February

Burton Albion 2-4 Reading
Liam Kelly made his 25th start for Reading

Huddersfield 0-3 Cardiff
On his 34th birthday, Brian Murphy made his first start since January

Norwich 4-0 QPR
Reece Grego Cox made his first appearance in the Championship, more than six months after his last appearance for QPR in October

Rotherham 1-1 Derby County
Lee Frecklington scored his first goal of the season, a year to the day after his last goal on Saturday, 7 May 2016

League 1

Scunthorpe 2-3 Millwall
Stephen Dawson scored his first goal since January

Scottish Premier League

Hearts 1-2 Aberdeen
Adam Rooney scored his 20th goal of the season
Anthony O’Connor’s first goal since December


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