The Premier League resumed this weekend following the international break.
Conor Hourihane was an unused substitute for Aston Villa who played out a scoreless draw with visitors West Ham United at Villa Park on Monday evening.
Captain Seamus Coleman and his Everton colleagues suffered a three one defeat in a disappointing performance at AFC Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.
The 12.30pm kick-off on Saturday afternoon saw Liverpool defeat Newcastle United by three goals to one with Ciaran Clark an unused substitute for the visiting ‘Magpies’. Shane Duffy was restored to the Brighton & Hove Albion starting eleven for the visit of Burnley while Aaron Connolly was introduced from the bench on eighty four minutes as the visitors scored an added time equaliser through fifty ninth minute substitute Jeff Hendrick. Recent injury absentee Robbie Brady was an unused substitute. The Sheffield United trio of John Egan, Enda Stevens and David McGoldrick started with Callum Robinson a late substitute in their one nil defeat by visitors Southampton for whom Shane Long was an added time substitute, but injury ruled out Michael Obafemi. Tottenham Hotspur crushed South London rivals Crystal Palace by four goals to nil at their new Stadium. James McCarthy was a seventy sixth minute substitute for the vanquished ‘Eagles’. Having recovered from minor surgery, Matt Doherty was a fifty sixth minute substitute for Wolverhampton Wanderers who went down to a five two defeat by visitors Chelsea at Molineaux.