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Weekend Roundup: Walters scores at last, O’Shea hits Sunderland milestone

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Friday, 17 March 2017
League 1
Port Vale 2-1 Shrewsbury

Sam Foley scored his first goal of the season, this was the midfielder’s first goal in more than a year – he last scored on Saturday, 5 March 2016 against Colchester

Saturday, 18 March 2017
Premier League
Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford

Damien Delaney’s appearance off the bench (his first appearance since February 11th) was his 25th appearance of the season

Stoke City 1-2 Chelsea

Jonathan Walters scored his first goal of 2017, 81 days after his last goal on December 27th

Sunderland 0-0 Burnley

John O’Shea, Darron Gibson, Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward started this game, making it the first Premier League game this season where four Irish players started the same game
For O’Shea, it was his 200th start for Sunderland

West Ham United 2-3 Leicester City

Darren Randolph made his 25th Premier League appearance

Championship
Blackburn 2-2 Preston North End

Aiden McGeady marked his 25th start for Preston North End with his fifth goal for the club. This was also his fifth goal of the season, the first time the midfielder had managed this since 2012-13 with Spartak Moscow

Wigan 0-2 Aston Villa

Conor Hourihane was booked for the tenth time this season

League 1
Bolton 2-1 Northampton

Brendan Moloney late second half introduction from the bench was his first appearance since November

Bristol Rovers 2-1 Chesterfield

Rory Gaffney scored his 15th goal for the Bristol Rovers in his 25th start of the season

Oxford United 2-1 Scunthorpe

Stephen Dawson made his 150th appearance in League One
Paddy Madden’s 70th goal in League One was also his 50th league goal for Scunthorpe

Rochdale 4-1 Gillingham

Conrad Logan returned to the Rochdale starting XI for his first appearance since January 28th

League 2
Luton 1-1 Exeter

Alan Sheehan’s yellow card against Exeter was the defender’s fifth booking of the season

Plymouth 1-0 Morecambe

Graham Carey’s winner was his 25th goal for Plymouth

Stevenage 3-0 Portsmouth

Noel Hunt made his first start of 2017
Eoin Doyle made his 150th start since leaving the League of Ireland

Scottish Premier League
Aberdeen 2-0 Hearts

Jonathan Hayes’ goal was his first strike in a month

Motherwell 1-2 St Johnstone

Joe Shaughnessy made his 150th career appearance

Kilmarnock 1-1 Partick Thistle

Adam Barton made his 25th appearance for Partick Thistle
Conor Sammon scored his fifth goal of the season

Scottish Championship
Raith 2-1 Dundee Utd

Willo Flood made his 25th appearance in the Scottish Championship

Sunday, 19 March 2017
League 2
Notts County 1-0 Barnet

Mark Yeates was sent off for the first time in his career

MLS
Colorado Rapids 2-2 Minessota United

Kevin Doyle made his 50th appearance for Colorado Rapids

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