League and Cup action this weekend…01/03/2020

Premier League
The Premier League continued on Sunday afternoon with Everton and  Manchester United playing out a feisty one all draw at Goodison Park. Seamus Coleman started for the hosts but was forced off through injury after 28 minutes. Tottenham Hotspur went down to a three two defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers with Matt Doherty starting and scoring for the visitors while Troy Parrott was introduced from the host substitute bench for the final minutes.

League Cup Final
The League Cup Final took place in Wembley Stadium this afternoon between holders Manchester City and Aston Villa and ended in a hard fought two one victory for the holders. Conor Hourihane was named on the ‘Villans’ substitute bench and entered the fray on 70 minutes.

Premier League
Shane Duffy and Aaron Connolly were both absent from the Brighton & Hove Albion squad for the Premier League visit of Crystal Palace and James McCarthy to the AMEX Stadium at 12.30pm. The visiting ‘Eagles’ scored the only goal for victory with McCarthy withdrawn at half-time because of injury. Newcastle United will be without the injured Ciaran Clark for some time and today ‘The Magpies’ played out a scoreless draw with visitors Burnley who included Jeff Hendrick in their starting eleven with Robbie Brady and Kevin Long unused on the substitute bench. West Ham United defeated visitors Southampton by three goals to one at the London Stadium where Darren Randolph was an unused substitute for the hosts while Shane Long, Michael Obafemi and Will Smallbone all started for the visitors with Obafemi scoring their goal.

In the early Championship kick-off, Sean McLoughlin was in the starting eleven for Hull City who went down to a four nil home defeat by Leeds United. Fulham included Harry Arter in their starting eleven with Cyrus Christie introduced from the substitute bench after just 8 minutes as they defeated visitors Preston North End and their duo of Alan Browne and Sean Maguire by two goals to nil. Charlton Athletic included Josh Cullen and loanee Aiden McGeady in their starting eleven as they crashed to a four nil defeat at Huddersfield Town. James Collins scored an added time penalty for Luton Town to earn a one all draw with visitors Stoke City and 85th minute substitute Nathan Collins at Kenilworth Road. Millwall included Jayson Molumby in their starting eleven with Aiden O’Brien a very late substitute for the one all draw with visitors Bristol City and Callum O’Dowda. QPR included Ryan Manning in their starting eleven with Conor Masterson unused on the bench for the two all Loftus Road draw with visitors Birmingham City and Scott Hogan who scored both of their goals.  Hillsborough hosted the meeting of Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County which saw the visitors prevail by three goals to one with Jason Knight scoring their third goal. Dara O’Shea and Callum Robinson retained their starting positions for leaders West Bromwich Albion who went down to a shock one nil defeat by Wigan Athletic at the Hawthorns.

League One
U21 midfielder Connor Ronan, on loan at Blackpool, started against Ipswich Town at Bloomfield Road where Alan Judge was a 60th minute substitute for the visitors who went down to a two one defeat. Bristol Rovers went down to a one nil defeat by visitors Shrewsbury Town and loanee goalkeeper Max O’Leary at the Memorial Ground. Fellow netminder Kieran O’Hara was in fine form for Burton Albion who held promotion chasing Peterborough United and U21 midfielder Jack Taylor to a one all draw at the Pirelli Stadium. Thomas O’Connor was in the Gillingham side for the surprise two one defeat by visitors AFC Wimbledon. Chiedoze Ogbene was in the Rotherham United side held to a one all draw by visitors MK Dons.