The Premier League meeting of Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton at the AMEX Stadium ended in a two all draw with the visitors recovering from a two goal deficit to take a point. Teenage striker Evan Ferguson was unused on the substitute bench alongside Shane Duffy for the hosts. Shane Long started for the visiting ‘Saints’. Burnley continued their fight to avoid relegation with a one nil victory over visitors Wolverhampton Wanderers with Nathan Collins in their starting eleven while Kevin Long was a late substitute with nineteen year old Dara Costelloe unused on the bench. The Merseyside Derby had serious implications for both sides with Liverpool and Caoimhin Kelleher focussed on the title while Seamus Coleman with visitors Everton is involved in a desperate battle against relegation. Everton, despite a valiant effort, went down to a two nil defeat.
Glasgow Celtic maintained their leadership of the Scottish Premiership with a two nil victory at Ross County where Liam Scales and James McCarthy were unused on the substitute bench.
Zack Elbouzedi was in the AIK Solna starting eleven for their one nil Swedish Allsvenskan victory over visitors Djurgardens IF.
Scott Hogan was an unused substitute for Birmingham City who played out a two all draw with Millwall and Danny McNamara at St Andrew’s in the Championship on Saturday afternoon. Mark Travers started with Robbie Brady an unused substitute for second place AFC Bournemouth who scored a late equalised to secure a one all draw with already promoted visitors Fulham. Relegated Derby County included Louie Watson in their starting eleven while Jason Knight was a very late substitute as they went down to a three one defeat by visitors Bristol City for whom Max O’Leary was an unused substitute. Hull City and Sean McLoughlin defeated visitors Reading by three goals to nil while Peterborough United duo Jack Taylor and Sam Szmodics started the the one nil defeat by high flying visitors Nottingham Forest which spelled relegation for the ‘Posh’. A jittery Sheffield United included John Egan and Enda Stevens in their starting eleven with loanee Conor Hourihane unused on their bench for their one nil victory over similarly unpredictable Cardiff City who included Joel Bagan in their starting eleven with Mark McGuinness a half time substitute. Stoke City scored the only goal to defeat visitors QPR who included Keiren Westwood and Jimmy Dunne in their starting eleven while loanee Jeff Hendrick was an unused substitute. Michael Obafemi scored the goal for Swansea City which secured a one all draw with visitors Middlesbrough for whom loanee Aaron Connolly was a 65th minute substitute while Ryan Manning and loanee Cyrus Christie started for the hosts. West Bromwich Albion included Dara O’Shea and loanee Jayson Molumby in their side for the scoreless draw with visitors Coventry City while Callum Robinson was introduced from the bench in the second minute of added time and won a penalty which was missed.
Anthony Scully was a 33rd minute substitute for Lincoln City who went down to a two one defeat at Accrington Stanley in League One. Following their midweek defeat MK Dons trio Warren O’Hora and loanees Conor Coventry and Troy Parrott returned to winning ways wwith a two nil victory over visitors Morecambe. Portsmouth included loanee Gavin Bazunu together with Sean Raggett, Ronan Curtis and Marcus Harness in their starting eleven for their three one victory over visitors Gillingham with Curtis scoring twice in the opening half. Rotherham United and Oxford United featured Chiedoze Ogbene in action against Mark Sykes and Luke McNally while Joshua Kayode and recent signing Georgie Kelly were on the home bench as they secured a two one success. Wigan Athletic and Will Keane kept up their promotion challenge with a one all draw against another challenger Plymouth Argyle. Two more sides in the promotion chasing mix met in Adams Park where Wycombe Wanderers and Daryl Horgan defeated visitors Sheffield Wednesday by one goal to nil.
Jake Carroll and Ross Tierney both started for Motherwell who went down to a three one Scottish Premiership defeat by visitors Glasgow Rangers with Tierney scoring their goal from an assist by Carroll. Loanee Connor Ronan was in action with St Mirren who suffered a one nil defeat by visitors Hibernian for whom Jake Doyle-Hayes was in midfield action.
Loanee Ethan Varian was a 75th minute substitute for Raith Rovers in their two nil Scottish Championship victory at Hamilton Academical while another loanee Oisin McEntee was in action for Greenock Morton who suffered a one nil defeat at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.