Blackburn Rovers duo Daragh Lenihan and Derrick Williams, called up to the Ireland squad for last month’s friendly international against Turkey, were in celebratory mood this evening as their one nil League One victory at Doncaster Rovers secured their immediate return to the Championship. At the other end of the League One table, a goal from Ireland U21 defender Ryan Delaney helped secure a point for Rochdale against Plymouth Argyle to move them out of the relegation zone.
Derby County, who had lost their last three matches to drop out of the top six Championship promotion places, returned to the play-off race when they came from benind to defeat second place Cardiff City by three goals to one at Pride Park on Tuesday evening. ‘Rams’ captain Richard Keogh retained his starting role while Alex Pearce was a very late substitiute and Anthony Pilkington was a seventy fourth minute substitute for the visiting ‘Bluebirds’.
The two remaining EA Sports Cup second round fixtures took place this Tuesday evening with Shamrock Rovers going down to a late goal from First Division side Longford Town in Tallaght Stadium while Shelbourne crushed Drogheda United by seven goals to two in Tolka Park.
Liverpool set to return to Aviva Stadium
Jurgen Klopp’s side will play Napoli on August 4
Liverpool FC will be back in Dublin this summer after it was confirmed that the English Premier League side will take on SSC Napoli at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, August 4th, kick-off 6pm
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Seamus Coleman and his Everton colleagues secured a one nil Premier League victory over visitors Newcastle United in Goodison Park on Monday evening. Ciaran Clark was again an unused substitute for the ‘Magpies’.
The EA Sports Cup second round fixture between Waterford and Cork City took place at the RSC on Monday evening and was a less fractious affair than their very testy league encounter seventeen days ago. The contest remained scoreless in normal time with both sides scoring once in extra-time to generate a penalty shoot-out which went the way of the hosts by five goals to three. The ‘Blues’ will travel to face Sligo Rovers in the quarter-final.
There was disappointment for Shane Long and his Southampton colleagues as they went down to a two nil defeat by Chelsea in the second semi-final of the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium this Sunday afternoon. There was also Premier League disappointment for Declan Rice and his West Ham United colleagues as they suffered a four one defeat by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium where Josh Cullen was an unused substitute. The Burnley duo of Stephen Ward and Kevin Long started with Jeff Hendrick a late substitute and lohg time injury absentee Jon Walters unused on the substitute bench as they played out a one all draw at Stoke City which, barring a huge collapse, should guarantree them European football next season.