UK weekend action for Irish…02/11/2020

Craven Cottage hosted the meeting of struggling Premier League sides Fulham and West Bromwich Albion this Monday afternoon where the hosts secured  a two nil victory. Callum Robinson was a 56th minute substitute for the visiting ‘Baggies’.

Shane Duffy was in action for loan club Glasgow Celtic who defeated Aberdeen by two goals to nil in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup which has been held over from last season. They will face Heart of Midlothian, two one conquers of Hibernian after extra-time in the other semi-final.

The noon meeting of Aston Villa and Southampton in the Premier League produced seven goals with the visiting ‘Saints’ taking a four goal lead before the hosts pulled one back on 62 minutes and then scored twice in added time. Conor Hourihane was an unused substitute for the hosts while Shane Long was an 85th minute substitute for the visitors. Jeff Hendrick was in the Newcastle United side which defeated visitors Everton by two goals to one at St James Park while Ciaran Clark was named on the substitute bench following his recovery from injury. The late kick-off featured Matt Doherty in action for Tottenham Hotspur who defeated visitors Brighton & Hove Albion by two goals to one. Aaron Connolly was not included in the visitors matchday squad.

The Sheffield United duo of John Egan and Enda Stevens started with David McGoldrick an 81st minute substitute as they went down to a one nil defeat by Bramall Lane visitors Manchester City in the  Premier League early on Saturday afternoon. A little later Kevin Long started for Burnley with Robbie Brady a 73rd minute substitute as they suffered a three nil defeat by Turf Moor visitors Chelsea. Young defender Jimmy Dunne was an unused substitute for the hosts.

There was a 12.30pm start for Bristol City and Callum O’Dowda who went down to a three one Championship defeat by visitors Norwich City at Ashton Gate. Goalkeeper Mark Travers was an unused substitute for AFC Bournemouth who were held to a one all draw by visitors Derby County for whom Jason Knight was again in midfield action. Chris Hughton and his Nottingham Forest charges went down to a one nil defeat at Middlesbrough where Cyrus Christie was in the starting eleven but Harry Arter was again missing from the matchday squad. Alan Browne started with Sean Maguire an unused substitute for Preston North End who suffered a two one home defeat by visitors Birmingham City at Deepdale. Early midweek substitute Conor Masterson started for QPR who scored  alast minute winner to defeat visitors Cardiff City by three goals to two at Loftus Road. James McClean started and scored the only goal for Stoke City to defeat visitors Rotherham United for whom summer signing Kieran Sadlier was an unused substitute. Ryan Manning was also an unused substitute  for Swansea City who who defeated visitors Blackburn Rovers and their Irish duo of Daragh Lenihan and Derrick Williams by two goals to nil. Struggling sides Wycombe Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday met at Adams Park where Daryl Horgan was in action with the hosts who secured a one nil victory.

Goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara was in League One action with Burton Albion who went down to a two one defeat by visitors Blackpool at the Pirelli Stadium. Arsenal loanee Mark McGuinness retained his starting position for Ipswich Town alongside Alan Judge for their one nil victory over visitors Crewe Alexandra at Portman Road. Jack Taylor continued his midfield role for Peterborough United and scored the final goal in their five one victory over visitors  Shrewsbury Town at London Road. Ronan Curtis and his Portsmouth colleagues went down to an unexpected two nil defeat by visitors Charlton Athletic at Fratton Park. Manchester City loanee Gavin Bazunu was in action with Rochdale who played out a one all draw with visitors Bristol Rovers.

Rotherham United loanee Joshua Kayode was in the Carlisle United went down to a one nil defeat at Exeter City in League Two while Glasgow Celtic loanee Lee O’Connor was in the Tranmere Rovers side which suffered a one nil home defeat by Lancashire rivals Morecambe.