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Irish Eye: Hoolahan on song for the Canaries
Join us on our weekly review of how the Irish representatives got on across the water last weekend.

Premier League

Wes Hoolahan (Norwich 4-2 Newcastle) The former Shelbourne midfielder set the Canaries on their way to an impressive win over the Magpies in what Jimmy Magee called “the ornithology derby”.  Hoolahan’s 39th-minute effort was deflected over the line by Danny Simpson to give Norwich a 1-0 lead.

James McClean (Sunderland 2-1 Blackburn Rovers) In his first game in charge of the club, fellow Derry man Martin O’Neill gave 22-year-old McClean his debut 76 minutes in as Sunderland claimed a narrow win over Blackburn. The former Derry City winger signed for €250,000 during the summer but had yet to feature for the first team.

Steven Reid (West Brom 1-2 Wigan) In a week when the 30-year-old threw his name into the hat for a recall to the Irish set-up, Reid scored what could well be the best free-kick of his career – curling a magnificent 25-yarder into the top corner after Shane Long had been brought down.

Jon Walters (Stoke 2-1 Tottenham )  Walters caused all sorts of trouble for the Spurs defence. The striker nodded a ball into the path of Matthew Etherington for his second goal and was too much to handle for Younes Kaboul, who was sent off after bundling him over in the 82nd minute.

Npower Championship

Keith Andrews (Barnsley 3-5 Ipswich) Andrews scored his seventh and eighth of the season as the Tractor Boys came back from a two-goal deficit to end a seven-match losing streak in the Coca-Cola Championship against promotion hopefuls Barnsley.

Joey O’Brien (Reading 3-0 West Ham) Defender O’Brien is getting his career back on track at Upton Park after suffering a torrid time with injuries in the lattest stages of his Bolton days, but he will want to forget Saturday’s game, in which he was given a second yellow and his marching orders after 65 minutes.

Paul Green (Derby County 2-1 Bristol City) Midfielder Green saw his attempted shot diverted past David James by teenager Callum Ball, whose first goal in senior football ensured the Rams of a much-needed win after going six games without one.

League One

Jon Macken (Walsall 1-1 Charlton Athletic) Striker Jon Macken, who has one senior cap to his name, scored the opener from close range after 36 minutes to earn a point at home to Chris Powell’s Charlton, who remain top of League One.

Scottish Premier League

Darren Randolph (St Johnstone 0-3 Motherwell) The 24-year-old former Charlton keeper kept a clean sheet as his Motherwell side continued their good league form to stay in third place behind the Old Firm.

Pat Fenlon (Hibernian 0-2 Rangers) After his first game in charge of Hibs was called to a halt at half-time after a fire started in one of the floodlight pylons, Nutsy’s new club went down 0-2 to Rangers with the two goals coming from Nikica Jelavic.

Jonny Hayes (Inverness CT 2-3 Dundee Utd) Dubliner Jonny Hayes took  just two minutes to open his account in the Highlands and when he set up Billy McKay for a second, Caley looked on for three points. However, United turned the game on its head in the second half to snatch a 3-2 win.

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