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Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 23 October, 2018

One of the most underrated Irish players in the Championship scored a well-taken goal today

Matt Doherty was on target as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side beat Reading.

Wolves Matt Doherty scores his side's second goal of the game.
Wolves Matt Doherty scores his side's second goal of the game.
Image: Mark Kerton

A NUMBER OF Irish players were on target in England’s lower-tier leagues today.

In addition to eye-catching displays by Harry Arter among others in the Premier League, Matt Doherty scored Wolves’ second, as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side beat Reading 2-0 today to return to the top of the Championship, two points ahead of second-place Sheffield United.

The Dublin-born right-back was part of Ireland’s squad to face Denmark, but has yet to be capped for the senior side at international level.

Ipswich striker David McGoldrick, meanwhile, scored his eighth goal of the season and also missed a penalty, as his side drew 2-2 with Hull City.

In addition, in League One, Richie Towell scored his third goal since joining Rotherham on loan from Brighton, but it wasn’t enough, as they were beaten 2-1 by Shrewsbury.

Elsewhere, Eoin Doyle — on loan from Preston — continued his fine goalscoring run. The ex-Sligo Rovers striker scored his 12th and 13th goals of the season as Oldham beat Rochdale 3-1.

Finally, in Scotland, Anthony Stokes scored his ninth goal of the season, but his Hibernian side were beaten 2-1 by St Johnstone ultimately.

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