Irish in Tuesday evening action…23/04/2019

Premier League
Struggling Brighton & Hove Albion made the daunting trip to face Tottenham Hotspur at their new stadium in the Premier League on Tuesday evening. Shane Duffy started for Chris Hughton‘s side who are just three points above the relegation trapdoor and they suffered bitter disappointment as after a magnificent defensive effort, they conceded  the only goal with just two minutes of normal time remaining.  Southampton are another side not absolutely safe from relegation and they included Shane Long in their starting eleven as they journied to take on  FA Cup Finalists Watford at Vicarage Road. Long scored after just seven seconds, becoming the fastest scorer in Premier League history. The Tipperary man suffered a nasty injury on seventy eight minutes forcing his withdrawal and his side conceded a very late equaliser.

League One
League One leaders Luton Town included leading goal scorer James Collins in their starting eleven for the Kenilworth Road visit of AFC Wimbledon this Tuesday evening and he again found the net. His goal helped the ‘Hatters’ secure a point as their visitors scored an added time equaliser for a two all draw. Injury ruled out Alan Sheehan while Brighton & Hove Albion loanee Aaron Connolly was an unused substitute.