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Weekend Roundup: Travers debut, Coleman’s landmark goal


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Friday, 3rd May 2019

Premier League

Everton 2-0 Burnley

Robbie Brady started a game for the first time in three months, six weeks after his last appearance for Burnley
Seamus Coleman scored his 20th goal in the Premier League, taking him ahead of Stephen Ireland in the all time list of Irish goalscorers in the competition

Saturday, 4th May 2019

Premier League

Bournemouth 1-0 Tottenham

Mark Travers’ start was his first appearance for Bournemouth
This, combined with Michael Obafemi’s appearances this season for Southampton, means 2018/19 is the first season since 2015/16 where two, or more, Irish players under the age of 20 appeared in the Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Fulham

Cyrus Christie started a game for the first time in a month

League 1

Blackpool 0-3 Gillingham

Jimmy Ryan made his first appearance of the season as a second half substitute, one day short of a full year since his last appearance on Saturday, 5th May 2018 Bradley Garmston’s first start in three months was his 100th appearance for Gillingham, and he made his first assist since November
Mark Byrne made his fifth assist of the season

Bradford City 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

Eoin Doyle made his 100th appearance in League One

Charlton 4-0 Rochdale

Ryan Delaney’s start was first appearance in two months
Jimmy Keohane was booked for the first time this season

Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Coventry

Kieran Sadlier’s strike was his first goal in five weeks

Plymouth 3-2 Scunthorpe

Graham Carey’s scored his first goal since Tuesday, 12th March

Southend United 2-1 Sunderland

Robert Kiernan was booked for the first time this season

League 2

Bury 1-1 Port Vale

Jay O’Shea made his 50th appearance of the season

MK Dons 1-0 Mansfield Town

Ryan Sweeney made his 100th career appearance

Oldham 2-5 Northampton

Sam Foley made his fifth assist of the season

Romanian Liga I

Dunărea Călăraşi 1-0 Dinamo Bucharest

Conor Henderson started a game for the first time since Friday, 8th March

Sunday, 5th May 2019

Championship

Aston Villa 1-2 Norwich

Glenn Whelan made his 25th start of the season

Blackburn 2-2 Swansea

Darragh Lenihan scored his fifth goal of his career in his 100th appearance in the Championship

Brentford 3-0 Preston North End

Sean Maguire made his 50th appearance in the Championship
Callum Robinson made his 25th start of the season

Reading 0-0 Birmingham City

Josh Barrett’s started a game for the first time since Saturday, 10th November
John O’Shea’s late second half introduction for the final appearance of his career was his first appearance since Saturday, 23rd February

Rotherham 1-2 Middlesbrough

Darren Potter made his first appearance of the season, 17 months after his last appearance in December 2017

Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 QPR

Olamide Shodipo made his first start of the season
Ryan Manning’s start was the 50th of his career

Stoke City 2-2 Sheffield United

Enda Stevens scored his fifth goal for Sheffield United

Wigan 1-0 Millwall

Anthony Pilkington was named in a starting XI for the first time since Saturday, 23rd February

Norwegian Eliteserien

Kristiansund 1-0 Tromsø

Sean McDermott made his 25th start of the season

Joe McCarthy

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