Following their surprise victory at Leicester City on Friday last, Newcastle United welcomed Premier League champions Manchester City to St James Park on Friday evening. The ‘Magpies’ were again involved in a dramatic encounter before going down to a four three defeat. Both Ciaran Clark and Jeff Hendrick were unused substitutes for the hosts.
Seamus Coleman started for Everton who travelled to face Aston Villa in the 6pm Premier League kick-off this Thursday evening. Coleman was withdrawn on 75 minutes as the sides played out a scoreless draw. Following a lengthy injury absence, Caoimhin Kelleher was named on the substitute bench for Liverpool who came from behind to defeat Manchester United by four goals to two in their re-scheduled fixture at Old Trafford..
The Scottish Premiership action which took place this Wednesday evening between Kilmarnock and St Mirren at Rugby Park featured a plethora of Irish involvement and resulted in a three all draw. The hosts included goalkeeper Danny Rogers in their starting eleven alongside Gary Dicker, Alan Power and Callum Waters while Colin Doyle was the substitute goalkeeper. The visitors managed by Waterford man Jim Goodwin included Jamie McGrath, who was again on the scoresheet, Conor McCarthy and Jake Doyle-Hayes in their starting eleven with Dylan Connolly a half-time substitute.
Josh Cullen and his RSC Anderlecht colleagues travelled to face KRC Genk in the Belgian First Division this Wednesday evening where the contest ended in a one all draw.
St Mary’s Stadium hosted the Premier League meeting of Southampton and Crystal Palace on Tuesday evening which saw the hosts recover from conceding the opening goal after just two minutes to secure a three one victory. Michael Obafemi was introduced from the substitute bench on 76 minutes while Will Ferry with the hosts and James McCarthy for the visitors were unused substitutes.
Fulham suffered relegation from the Premier League this evening following their two nil defeat by visitors Burnley at Craven Cottage. Robbie Brady and Kevin Long were injury absentees for the visitors while Jimmy Dunne was unused on the substitute bench.