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Irish Eye: Delap and Whelan get Stoke back to winning ways

Want to know how your favourite Irish footballers got on across the water this weekend? We’ve got all the details right here.

Image: Dave Howarth/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Premier League

Rory Delap & Glenn Whelan (Stoke City 3-1 Blackburn Rovers) Delap is normally the creator of Stoke’s headed goals rather than the scorer but he put Pulis’s Potters one up in the 28th minute with a lovely flicked header from Jermaine Pennant’s cross. Whelan doubled Stoke’s advantage after the break, his piledriver taking two deflections before wrongfooting Paul Robinson.

Npower Championship

Richard Keogh (Brighton 2-1 Coventry City) Former Irish U21 Richard Keogh was in the wrong place at the wrong time, deflecting the ball into his own net after Joe Murphy had made a fine save from Craig Mackail-Smith just seven minutes in.

Joe Mason (Cardiff City 1-0 Nottingham Forest) Mason came off the bench to grab his third goal of the season, heading home Peter Whittingham’s cross in the 70th minute.

Noel Hunt (Ipswich Town 2-3 Reading) On a week when he declared his ambition to make Ireland’s squad for Euro 2012, Hunt capped a remarkable fightback by firing home Reading’s winner three minutes into stoppage time. Earlier, Ipswich’s on-loan striker Daryl Murphy headed Paul Jewell’s side into the lead in the 55th minute.

Scottish Premier League

Darren Randolph (Motherwell 0-0 Dundee United) Randolph continued his miserly form in the Motherwell goal, keeping out Dundee United to record his eighth clean sheet of the season.

Richie Towell (St Johnstone 3-1 Hibernian) With new boss Pat Fenlon watching on from the stands, Richie Towell gave Hibs an early lead at McDiarmaid Park only to see St Johnstone bounce back to win 3-1.

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