Weekend action overseas…16/01/2022


The Premier League continued on Sunday afternoon with Liverpool defeating Brentford by three goals to nil at Anfield to move up to second place on the League Table. Caoimhin Kelleher was unused on the substitute bench for the hosts. Young  Armstrong Oko-Flex was an unused substitute for West Ham United who went down to a three two home defeat by visitors Leeds United.

There was a noon kick-off for the Championship meeting of Hull City and Stoke City which the visitors won by two goals to nil. Sean McLoughlin was in central defence for the defeated  hosts while goalkeeper Jack Bonham started  for the victors.

In the Belgian First Division, Josh Cullen was in action for RSC Anderlecht who were held to a one all draw by visitors Standard Liege.

Norwich City climbed off the bottom of the Premier League table with a two one victory over Carrow Road visitors Everton this afternoon. Adam Idah started  and scored the second goal while Seamus Coleman started for the ‘Toffees’ but was withdrawn on 54 minutes. Wolverhampton Wanderers defeated visitors Southampton by three goals to one at Molineaux where Shane Long was an unused substitute for the ‘Saints’.

There were two 12.30pm kick-offs in the Championship with Cardiff City going down to a one nil defeat by  visitors Blackburn Rovers and Luton Town scoring a winning goal in the sixth minute of added time to defeat AFC Bournemouth by three goals to two. Both  James Collins and Mark McGuinness started for the ‘Bluebirds’ with Joel Bagan on the substitute bench while Darragh Lenihan skippered the victors. Mark Travers was in action for the ‘Cherries’ with Gavin Kilkenny unused on the substitute bench. Derby County continued their huge battle against relegation with a two nil victory over visitors Sheffield United. Jason Knight and Festy Ebosele started for the ‘Rams’ while Eiran Cashin was an 83rd minute substitute. John Egan started for the ‘Blades’ with Aston Villa loanee Conor Hourihane a 68th minute replacement for David McGoldrick. Enda Stevens was unused on the substitute bench. Callum O’Dowda and Max O’Leary started for Bristol City who led  twice in the early stages before conceding four goals before the half time break in an eventual six two defeat by hosts Fulham. Ryan Manning was joined in the Swansea City starting eleven by midweek loan signing Cyrus Christie as they played out a one all draw at Huddersfield Town. Michael Obafemi replaced Christie on 68 minutes. Brighton & Hove Albion loanee Aaron Connolly started  for Middlesbrough and was withdrawn on 67 minutes as his side defeated visitors Reading by two goals to one. Club captain Alan Browne scored for Preston North End and was joined in the starting eleven by Greg Cunningham as they were held to a one all draw by visitors Birmingham City for whom 83rd minute substitute Scott Hogan scored  the equaliser three minutes after his introduction. Jimmy Dunne was again in central defence for QPR who maintained their promotion push with a one nil victory over visitors West Bromwich Albion who included Callum Robinson and loanee Jayson Molumby in their starting eleven.

Dennis Cirkin was in League One action for Sunderland who played out a one all draw at Accrington Stanley. Will Keane and James McClean started for Wigan Athletic who secured  a two one victory at Doncaster Rovers with Keane scoring the second goal.  Chiedoze Ogbene was in the Rotherham United  side which went down to a one nil defeat at Fleetwood Town where former Irish international Anthony Pilkington scored  the winner in the 5th minute of added time. Joshua Kayode was a half-time substitute for the defeated ‘Millers’. Anthony Scully and Lincoln City suffered a one nil home defeat by Cambridge United for whom Wes Hoolihan was a 61st minute substitute. The Portsmouth quartet of loanee Gavin Bazunu, Ronan Curtis, Marcus Harness and Sean Raggett  went down to two one defeat by MK Dons at Fratton Park where Warren O’Hora and Peter Kioso  started  for the victors with loanee Troy Parrott an 83rd minute substitute. Daryl Horgan was a 78th minute substitute bench for Wycombe Wanderers who secured a two nil victory over visitors Oxford United and Mark Sykes.

Crystal Palace loanee Jake O’Brien was in League Two action with Swindon Town who secured  a three one victory at Port Vale. Glasgow Celtic loanee Lee O’Connor was in the Tranmere Rovers side which defeated  visitors Rochdale by two goals to nil.