Overseas action this weekend…16/05/2021


The Premier League continued on Sunday afternoon with Crystal Palace and James McCarthy coming from behind to defeat visitors Aston Villa by three goals to two at Selhurst Park. Matt Doherty  was an unused substitute for Tottenham Hotspur who defeated visitors Wolverhampton Wanderers by two goals to nil. Liverpool kept alive their hopes of a top, four place with a winning goal scored in the fifth minute of added time by goalkeeper Alisson to defeat already relegated West Bromwich Albion by two goals to one at the Hawthorns. Both  Dara O’Shea and Callum Robinson were unused substitutes for the ‘Baggies’.  The late kick-off saw Everton and Seamus Coleman go down to another home defeat as relegated Sheffield United defeated them with the only goal at Goodison Park.  Irish trio  John Egan, Enda Stevens and David McGoldrick all started and delivered excellent performances for the ‘Blades’.

There was a noon kick-off  for the Scottish Premiership meeting of St Mirren and Dundee United with the Jim Goodwin managed  hosts including Jamie McGrath, Conor McCarthy  and Dylan Connolly  in their starting eleven as the sides played out a scoreless draw. 

With the Premier League relegation places already defined, once threatened Burnley took on Leeds United at Turf Moor early on Saturday afternoon where they suffered  a comprehensive four nil defeat.  Jimmy Dunne was an unused substitute with Robbie Brady and Kevin Long still on the injury list.  Michael Obafemi and Will Ferry were unused substitutes for Southampton who defeated relegated visitors Fulham by three goals to one at St Mary’s Stadium. Aaron Connolly was unused on the Brighton & Hove Albion substitute bench for the one all draw with visitors of West Ham United who  included Darren Randolph and Ademipo Odubeko on their substitute bench.

The Scottish Championship semi-final second leg play-off between Dundee and Raith Rovers took place in Dens Park this Saturday evening with the hosts progressing to the final despite a one nil defeat as they held a three nil advantage from the first leg played last Wednesday. Jonathan Afolabi was an unused substitute for the hosts. 

Josh Cullen was in the RSC Anderlecht side which went down to a two one defeat by visitors KRC Genk in the Belgian First Division this Saturday evening.