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Weekend Roundup: McClean hits West Brom milestone

Joe McCarthy

Friday, 5th January 2018
English FA Cup
Manchester United 2-0 Derby County

Alex Pearce’s first appearance in two months was also his first start since Tuesday, 12th September 2017

Saturday, 6 January 2018
League 1
Northampton 3-1 Southend United

John-Joe O’Toole scored his first goal of the season

Charlton 1-0 Oldham

Paul Green started his first game in a month

League 2

Accrington Stanley 4-0 Chesterfield

Jimmy Dunne came off the bench in the second half to make his debut in league football

Forest Green 1-0 Port Vale

After signing for them on Thursday, Gavin Gunning made his first start for Forest Green Rovers

English FA Cup

Middlesbrough 2-0 Sunderland

Cyrus Christie made his 25th appearance for Middlesbrough
Marc Wilson made his 25th appearance in the FA Cup

Coventry 2-1 Stoke City

Stephen Ireland made his return from a broken leg with his first appearance since May 2016, and his first start since the previous January

Ipswich Town 0-1 Sheffield United

After completing his move from Waterford, Aaron Drinan made his first appearance in an Ipswich matchday squad

Yeovil 2-0 Bradford City

After signing for Yeovil on loan from Liverpool for the rest of the season, Corey Whelan came off the bench for his career debut

Brentford 0-1 Notts County

After two appearances in the Brentford matchday squad as an unused substitute, Alan Judge came off the bench for his first appearance since April 2016

Exeter 0-2 West Bromwich Albion

James McClean made his 100th appearance for West Bromwich Albion

Millwall 4-1 Barnsley

Aiden O’Brien scored his first goal since September, and his first brace since October 2015

Wycombe Wanderers 1-5 Preston North End

Alan Browne marked his 100th start for Preston North End with his first goal since September, and his first brace for the club

Sunday, 7 January 2018
English FA Cup
Newport Co. 2-1 Leeds United

Conor Shaughnessy scored the first own goal of his career

Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham United

Two Irish players (Josh Cullen and Declan Rice) started for West Ham for the first time since February 2016. This was Cullen’s first appearance for the Hammers since August 2015

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Judge plays first game in 637 days

The FAI claim they have not been contacted by Stoke City