Midweek action overseas…14/01/2022


Brighton & Hove Albion scored  a late equaliser in their Premier League contest with bitter rivals Crystal Palace on Friday evening. Teenager Evan Ferguson, who impressed in his brief FA Cup substitute appearance against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday last, was an unused  substitute. 

The first leg in the second EFL Cup semi-final took place at Anfield on Thursday evening  with Liverpool held to a scoreless draw by visitors Arsenal who were reduced to ten men after just 24 minutes. Goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher was named on the substitute bench for the hosts. 

Teenage striker Armstrong Oko-Flex was an unused  substitute for West Ham United  who defeated visitors Norwich City by two goals to nil in the Premier League. Adam Idah started for the ‘Canaries’ but was withdrawn on 75 minutes.

The semi-final second leg in the EFL Cup between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea took place at the London Stadium on Wednesday evening and saw the visiting ‘Blues’ score the only goal for a three nil aggregate victory. Matt Doherty started for the hosts but was withdrawn on 65 minutes. 

Southampton scored a comfortable four one success over visitors Brentford in the Premier League this Tuesday evening at St Mary’s Stadium where Shane Long was an unused  substitute for the victors. 

Wycombe Wanderers introduced Daryl Horgan from their substitute on 73 minutes of their two nil victory at Bolton Wanderers in League One this evening. Tottenham Hotspur loanee Troy Parrott and Peter Kioso were very late substitutes for MK Dons while Warren O’Hora started their one nil victory over visitors and bitter rivals AFC Wimbledon. Defender Dennis Cirkin started for Sunderland with Aiden O’Brien a 65th minute substitute as the ‘Makems’ suffered  a three one defeat by  Lincoln City at the Stadium of Light.

Loan signing from Crystal Palace, Jake O’Brien made his debut for Swindon Town in their three two League Two defeat at Mansfield Town. Aston Villa loanee Tyreik Wright was in the Salford City side while Ipswich Town loanee Corrie Ndaba was an unused substitute as they played out a one all draw with visitors Tranmere Rovers who included Glasgow Celtic loanee Lee O’Connor in their starting eleven.

The last sixteen in the EFL Trophy saw Cambridge United defeat visitors Portsmouth by two goals to one. Wes Hoolihan started for the hosts while Ronan Curtis started for ‘Pompey’ with Marcus Harness and Sean Raggett  introduced  from the bench in the second half.