Overseas action this weekend…06/03/2022


Livingston went down to a three one home defeat by Glasgow Celtic in the Scottish Premiership at noon on Sunday.  James McCarthy was an unused substitute for the victors. 

The Belgian First Division saw RSC Anderlecht and Josh Cullen secure a three nil  victory over visitors KV Oostende on Sunday afternoon.

Shane Long was ruled out through injury while Will Smallbone was an unused substitute for Southampton who crashed to a four nil defeat at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Burnley included Nathan Collins in their starting eleven with Kevin Long on their bench as they too suffered  a four nil defeat by visitors Chelsea at Turf Moor. Newcastle United defeated Brighton & Hove Albion by two goals to one at St James Park where Shane Duffy started while Evan Ferguson was in used substitute. 

Daniel Cleary started and John Mahon was an 85th minute substitute for St Johnstone who played out a scoreless draw against Hibernian and Jake Doyle-Hayes in the Scottish Premiership at Easter Road on Saturday afternoon. Motherwell and Dundee played out a one all draw with Ross Tierney a 76th minute substitute for the hosts. It has not been the best of starts for new Aberdeen manager Jim Goodwin and his team including Jonny Hayes went down to a one nil defeat by Glasgow Rangers at Ibrox Park. Joe Shaughnessy, Charles Dunne, Conor McCarthy and Alan Power were in the St Mirren starting eleven for their one nil defeat at Ross County.

There was a 12.30pm kick-off for the Championship clash of leaders Fulham and third place Blackburn Rovers at Craven Cottage which the hosts won comfortably by two goals to nil . The visitors included Darragh Lenihan in their starting eleven. Troubled Derby County earned a crucial two nil victory over fellow strugglers Barnsley at Pride Park with Festy Ebosele and Eiran Cashin in their starting eleven while Jason Knight was a 79th minute substitute.  Sean McLoughlin was in the Hull City starting eleven for the visit of West Bromwich Albion who gained  the points with a two nil success. Callum Robinson started for the ‘Baggies’ while loanee Jayson Molumby was a very late substitute and  Dara O’Shea was unused on the bench. Middlesbrough included loanee Aaron Connolly in their side for their two one defeat of  visitors Luton Town and Peter Kioso who was on the ‘Hatters’ bench. Preston North End included captain Alan Browne in their side for their two one defeat of  visitors AFC Bournemouth and Mark Travers. QPR included Jimmy Dunne and loanee Jeff Hendrick in their side as they suffered  a surprise two one defeat by visitors  Cardiff City for whom Mark McGuinness started with Joel Bagan a 56th minute substitute. Reading went down to a one nil defeat by visitors Millwall who included Danny McNamara in their starting eleven. Swansea City trio, Ryan Manning, Michael Obafemi and loanee Cyrus Christie all started their three one victory over visitors Coventry City with Obafemi scoring two of the goals.

Sunderland included Dennis Cirkin in their side for their scoreless League One draw at Charlton Athletic. Loanee Ademipo Odubeko was in the Doncaster Rovers side which went down to a four nil defeat at Cheltenham Town. Daryl Horgan was also on the road as his Wycombe Wanderers secured a three one success at Crewe Alexandra. Anthony Scully was unused on the Lincoln City bench for their three one victory over Sheffield Wednesday. Oxford United duo Mark Sykes and Luke McNally completed the full match in their four one defeat of visitors Burton Albion. The Portsmouth contingent of loanees Gavin Bazunu and Aiden O’Brien together with Marcus Harness and Sean Raggett started against Accrington Stanley at Fratton Park where Harness was dismissed on 21 minutes while Raggett scored on 28 minutes in their four nil victory.  Rotherham United included Chiedoze Ogbene in their starting eleven with  Joshua Kayode a 75th minute substitute for the visit of  MK Dons who named Warren O’Hora and loanees Conor Coventry and Troy Parrott in their starting eleven. Rotherham took the lead from the penalty spot following a foul on Chiedoze for which the defender was dismissed. MK Dons however responded  and scored  twice for victory. Second place Wigan Athletic included Will Keane in their starting eleven with Jamie McGrath on their substitute bench  for their one nil defeat of  visitors AFC Wimbledon but James McClean missed out through suspension. 

Crystal Palace loanee Jake O’Brien was in the Swindon Town side which gained a two one victory at Bradford City in League Two. Also on the road was Lee O’Connor whose Tranmere Rovers went down to a three two defeat at Northampton Town.