Overseas action for Irish this weekend…26/09/2021


The Premier League continued on Sunday afternoon with Southampton going down to a one nil home defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers in St Mary’s Stadium where Shane Long was a 74th minute substitute for the ‘Saints’.  

The noon Scottish Premiership meeting of St Mirren and Aberdeen saw the home side come from behind to secure a three two victory. Loanee Connor Ronan scored twice for the hosts who included Jamie McGrath, Conor McCarthy, Joe Shaughnessy and Alan Power in their starting eleven while Jonny Hayes was in action for the visitors. James McCarthy was withdrawn at half-time while Liam Scales was unused on the Glasgow Celtic substitute bench for their one all draw with visitors  Dundee United. Jake Doyle-Hayes was a half-time substitute for Hibernian who scored  the only goal for victory over visitors St Johnstone at Easter Road.

The Scottish Championship meeting of Raith Rovers and Partick Thistle featured Stoke City loanee Ethan Varian in action with the hosts who emerged victorious by three goals to two.

In the Belgian First Division RSC Anderlecht included Josh Cullen in their starting eleven at  KV Oostende where they conceded two early goals and were then reduced to ten men following a red card 2 minutes into the second half. With Cullen working tirelessly in midfield, Vincent Kompany’s side scored twice to earn a valuable point.

Injury ruled Seamus Coleman out of the Everton side for the Premier League visit of Norwich City to Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon. The  ‘Canaries’ named Andrew Omobamidele and Adam Idah on their substitute bench with neither seeing action as their side went down to a two nil defeat. Nathan Collins was unused on the Burnley substitute bench as the ‘Clarets’ earned  a two all draw at Leicester City. Ciaran Clark started and Jeff Hendrick remained on the bench for Newcastle United  who secured  a one all draw at Watford.  Caoimhin Kelleher was unused on the substitute bench for Liverpool who shared six goals with hosts Brentford in a thrilling encounter. 

Birmingham City included Scott Hogan in their side for the Championship meeting with visitors Preston North End who named Sean Maguire in their starting eleven with Greg Cunningham unused on their substitute bench as the sides played out a scoreless draw. Darragh Lenihan started for Blackburn Rovers who crushed visitors Cardiff City by five goals to one. ‘Bluebirds’ manager Mick McCarthy included Joel Bagan in the starting eleven with James Collins a very late substitute while Mark McGuinness was unused on the substitute bench. Mark Travers was in action with  AFC Bournemouth who defeated visitors Luton Town by two goal to one at the Vitality Stadium. Sheffield United included John Egan in their starting eleven with Enda Stevens a 71st minute substitute and Aston Villa loanee Conor Hourihane introduced on 81 minutes for the one nil victory over beleaguered visitors Derby County who introduced Jason Knight on 59 minutes while Louis Watson remained on their substitute bench. Swansea City included Ryan Manning in their starting eleven for the one nil victory over visitors Huddersfield Town for whom West Ham United loanee Ademipo Odubeko was an 83rd minute substitute. Following his lengthy injury absence Callum O’Dowda was an unused substitute for Bristol City who drew one each with visitors Fulham at Ashton Gate.

Anthony Scully scored the winning goal for Lincoln City who came from behind to defeat their hosts Burton Albion by two goals to one in League One. Harry Arter was withdrawn at half-time by Charlton Athletic who played out a two all draw with visitors Portsmouth for whom Manchester City loanee Gavin Bazunu and Ronan Curtis were in action at the Valley where Curtis opened the scoring after six minutes. Tottenham Hotspur loanee Troy Parrott scored the only goal from the penalty spot as MK Dons overcame visitors Wycombe Wanderers and Daryl Horgan. Rotherham United included Chiedoze Ogbene in their starting eleven for the one all draw with visitors Crewe Alexandra. Dennis Cirkin was in the Sunderland side for their Stadium of Light victory over visitors Bolton Wanderers and provided  the assist foe the only goal before being forced off through injury. James McClean was in action for Wigan Athletic who defeated visitors Cheltenham Town by two goals to nil.

Southampton loanee Will Ferry scored the opening goal for Crawley Town in their two one League Two victory over visitors Bradford City while Glasgow Celtic loanee Lee O’Connor was an unused substitute for Tranmere Rovers who played out a scoreless draw at Forest Green Rovers.  Aston Villa loanee Tyreik Wright was a 75th minute substitute for Salford City in their two all draw with visitors  Northampton Town. Brentford loanee Alex Gilbert was in the Swindon Town side which played out  a scoreless draw with visitors Colchester United who included Alan Judge in their side.

Ireland U21 defender Oisin McEntee, on loan from Newcastle United, was in action with Greenock Morton who played out a scoreless Scottish Championship draw at Ayr United.

Glasgow Celtic loanee Luca Connell was introduced from the Queens Park substitute bench on 65 minutes and scored  ten minutes later as his side secured a three two Scottish League One success over visitors Peterhead.

The Dutch Eredivisie featured Vitesse at home to Fortuna Sittard for whom loanee Ryan Johansson still awaits his first team debut. The sides played out a one all draw this afternoon.