Captain Seamus Coleman was in fine form for Everton who defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers by three goals to two in an entertaining Goodison Park encounter on Sunday afternoon. Matt Doherty missed out for the visitors through a combination of illness and injury and is a doubt for our upcoming internatioonal fixtures.
The Premier League continued on Saturday with Southampton playing out a one all draw with visitors Manchester United at St Mary’s Stadium. Michael Obafemi missed out with a hamstring injury while Shane Long was a 62nd minute substitute for the ‘Saints’. The Sheffield United trio of John Egan, Enda Stevens and Callum Robinson started, with David McGoldrick a 63rd minute substitute, as their side recovered from a two goal deficit to earn a draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Robinson scored his first Premier League goal one minute into the second half with Stevens the creator. James McCarthy was an unused substitute as his Crystal Palace defeated visitors Aston Villa with the only goal at Selhurst Park where Conor Hourihane was a 71st minute substitute for the visitors. Aaron Connolly made his Premier League debut as a 66th minute substitute for Brighton & Hove Albion in their four nil defeat at Manchester City while Shane Duffy was an unused substitute. Ciaran Clark was also an unused substitute for Newcastle United who were held to a one all draw by Watford at St James Park. The late kick-off saw visitors Liverpool defeat Burnley by three goals to nil at Turf Moor where Jeff Hendrick and Kevin Long were unused substitutes for the hosts while goalkeeper Caomihin Kelleher was on the Liverpool bench.
In the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon, Glenn Whelan completed the full ninety minutes for Heart of Midlothian in their two all draw with Tynecastle visitors Hamilton Academical. Also in the ‘Jam Tarts’ starting eleven were Colin Doyle, Jake Mulraney and Adrian White.