More overseas action for Irish…24/09/2021


Peterborough United included Jack Taylor in their starting eleven and he was replaced on 65 minutes by West Ham United loanee Conor Coventry while Sam Szmodics was an unused  substitute for their three nil Championship defeat at Coventry City.  Callum Robinson was a 54th minute substitute for West Bromwich Albion who recovered  from the concession of a 45 second goal to defeat visitors QPR by two goals to one. Brighton & Hove Albion loanee Jayson Molumby was again unused on the West Bromwich Albion substitute bench while Jimmy Dunne was in action for the defeated visitors.

James McCarthy started and Liam Scales made his debut as a 61st minute substitute for Glasgow Celtic who defeated visitors Raith Rovers and their loanee striker Ethan Varian by three goals to nil in the quarter-final of the  Scottish League Cup. The Glasgow club will face St Johnstone in the semi-final.  Jake Doyle-Hayes started for Hibernian who beat Dundee United by three goals to one in the same competition and progress to a semi-final meeting with Glasgow Rangers.

Josh Cullen was in Belgian First Division action with RSC Anderlecht who were held to a one all draw by visitors KAA Gent.

Zac Elbouzedi was in Swedish Allsvenskan action with AIK Solna who secured  a one all draw at Kalmar FF.

The third round in the Carabao-EFL Cup was completed this Wednesday evening  with Aaron Connolly scoring both goals for Brighton & Hove Albion in their victory over Swansea City on the South Coast.  Teenager James Furlong was named on the home substitute bench while Ryan Manning was a half time substitute for the visitors.  Tottenham Hotspur overcame their hosts Wolverhampton Wanderers in a penalty shoot-out following a two all draw at Molineaux where Matt Doherty was again unused on the substitute bench for the contest against his former club. Darren Randolph was on the West Ham United substitute bench for the ‘Hammers’ one nil victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford which would seem to confirm his position with the ‘Hammers’ as third choice.


The third round in the Carabao-EFL Cup commenced this Tuesday evening  with Nathan Collins in action with Burnley who defeated League Two side Rochdale by four goals to one at Turf Moor. Daryl Horgan was a late substitute for Wycombe Wanderers who went down to a six one defeat by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Adam Idah and Andrew Omobamidele started for Norwich City who went down to comprehensive three nil defeat by visitors Liverpool for whom Caoimhin Kelleher was in confident action including saving a penalty kick. Alan Browne was a late substitute for Preston North End who defeated Cheltenham Town by four goals to one at Deepdale with 7th minute substitute Sean Maguire scoring one of the goals. Jimmy Dunne started for QPR and converted the winning penalty for an eight seven shoot-out victory over Everton at Loftus Road after the sides played out a two all draw. Following his lengthy injury absence, Enda Stevens  started for Sheffield United and scored  after just eight minutes as the ‘Blades’ drew two each with Bramall Lane visitors Southampton before losing by four goals to two in a penalty shoot-out. Shane Long  was an unused substitute for the victors. Wigan Athletic went down to a two nil defeat by visitors Sunderland who included Dennis Cirkin and Aiden O’Brien in their starting eleven.

Loanee Gavin Bazunu and Ronan Curtis were in the Portsmouth side which gained a point with an equalising goal from Sean Raggett in the fifth minutes of added time for a two all draw with visitors Plymouth Argyle in League One.

Southampton loanee Will Ferry and his Crawley Town colleagues were in League Two action when they played out a two all draw with visitors Harrowgate Town.

Zac Elbouzedi
was again in Swedish Allsvenskan action with AIK Solna who secured  a three one victory over visitors IFK Goteborg this Monday evening.