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Weekend Roundup: McCarthy returns, McClean scores own goal

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Friday, 29th December 2017
Championship
Cardiff 0-1 Preston North End

Greg Cunningham’s made his first appearance since August after returning from injury
Alan Browne was booked for the first time since Wednesday, 1st November in his 25th appearance of the season

Saturday, 30 December 2017
Premier League
Bournemouth 2-1 Everton

James McCarthy’s start against Bournemouth was his first appearance in the Premier League this season

Huddersfield 0-0 Burnley

Jeff Hendrick made his 50th appearance in the Premier League

Newcastle Utd 0-0 Brighton and Hove Albion

Ciaran Clark made his 50th start for Newcastle Utd

Championship
Birmingham City 1-0 Leeds United

Conor Shaughnessy’s first start since Tuesday, 24th October was his first appearance for Leeds in a month

Middlesbrough 0-1 Aston Villa

Darren Randolph made his 25th appearance for Middlesbrough
Conor Hourihane was booked for the fifth time this season and is suspended for the next game

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Sunderland

Aiden McGeady’s winner was his fifth goal for Sunderland

Sheffield United 0-1 Bolton

Josh Cullen made his first appearance since Saturday, 14th October, it was also the midfielder’s first start in three months

League 1
Blackpool 2-2 Plymouth

Graham Carey scored his 50th goal in UK football

Bradford City 3-2 Oxford United

Canice Carroll scored his first goal of his career

Bury 0-2 Fleetwood

Stephen Dawson made his 100th start for Bury

Oldham 1-1 Bristol Rovers

Ryan Sweeney made his 50th career appearance

League 2
Cheltenham 1-1 Newport Co.

Padraig Amond scored his first goal since Saturday, 14th October in his first start in a month

Scottish Premier League
Partick Thistle 2-0 Ross County

Conor Sammon scored his 25th SPL goal, and was booked for the first time this season

Australian A-League
Sydney 6-0 Perth Glory

Andy Keogh started his first game for Perth Glory since Friday, 24th November

Sunday, 31st December 2017
Premier League
Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester City

Unused substitute Damien Delaney was named in the Crystal Palace squad for the first time since Saturday, 28th October

West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Arsenal

James McClean unfortunately scored his first own goal in English football against Arsenal

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