Irish duo among the goalscorers in the Championship

Ryan Manning and Callum Robinson were on target for Rotherham and Preston respectively.

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IRISH PLAYERS RYAN Manning and Callum Robinson were both on target for their respective sides in the Championship today.

Ireland U21 international Manning scored from the penalty spot after 63 minutes as Rotherham beat Frank Lampard’s Derby 1-0. 

Richie Towell also started that game for the Millers, while Richard Keogh completed 90 minutes for the Rams.

Meanwhile, a 76th minute tap-in goal from Robinson could not prevent Preston being beaten 3-2 at home to Reading.

Fellow Ireland international Graham Burke also featured for Preston, coming on for the final 10 minutes.

Elsewhere, having impressed for Ireland against Poland during the week, Callum O’Dowda came off the bench to set up Marley Watkins’ headed winner, as Bristol City beat Sheffield United 1-0.

John Egan, Enda Stevens and David McGoldrick all completed 90 minutes for the Blades.

English Championship results on Saturday:

Bolton 1 QPR 2

Brentford 2 Wigan 0

Bristol City 1 Sheffield United 0

Hull 2 Ipswich 0

Millwall 1 Leeds 1

Norwich 1 Middlesbrough 0

Preston 2 Reading 3

Rotherham 1 Derby 0

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