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Watch: Aiden McGeady scores stunner on a mixed day for Irish players in the Championship

Aiden McGeady scored, while David Meyler was sent off.

Updated at 20.01

IT WAS A mixed day for the Irish representatives in the Championship this afternoon.

Aiden McGeady continued his excellent recent form with a goal as Sunderland drew 1-1 with QPR, though the result wasn’t enough to lift his side out of the relegation zone.

John O’Shea and Ryan Manning also completed 90 minutes for their respective sides.

There was less positive news for David Meyler, however.

Fresh from his outstanding performance for Ireland against Wales, the midfielder was dismissed for a second bookable offence as Hull drew 1-1 away to Norwich.

The game also saw Wes Hoolahan introduced as a 67th-minute sub, as Norwich earned a point thanks to Nelson Oliveira’s last-gasp goal, after the Tigers had led since the 29th minute.

Sean Maguire capped a fine couple of weeks that saw him make his Ireland debut against Moldova with a goal and an assist for Preston.

However, the former Cork City star went off injured before half-time, and Maguire’s team struggled in his absence, with a Fulham fightback in the final 20 minutes seeing them earn a 2-2 draw.

Alan Browne also completed 90 minutes for Preston, while Andy Boyle was an unused sub.

Darren Randolph and Cyrus Christie played the full game, as Middlesbrough drew 2-2 away to Barnsley to leave them 11th in the Championship.

Josh Cullen was introduced as an 84th-minute substitute as Bolton beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 to boost their survival hopes, though Phil Parkinson’s side remain bottom of the table on five points.

Aiden O’Brien played 75 minutes, but couldn’t inspire Millwall, as they lost 1-0 away to Brentford, with John Egan playing the full game for the hosts.

Liam Kelly was a 72nd-minute sub, as Reading beat Leeds 1-0 at Elland Road to move up to 20th in the Championship.

Eunan O’Kane played the full 90 minutes for the hosts, who slipped down to seventh as a result of the loss.

Enda Stevens started and Samir Carruthers was an unused sub, as Sheffield United beat Ipswich 1-0.

David McGoldrick, meanwhile, played the first 75 minutes for Mick McCarthy’s side.

Finally, in today’s late kick-off, Wolves beat Aston Villa 2-0 at Molineux to go top of the Championship.

Glenn Whelan and Conor Hourihane both completed 90 minutes for Steve Bruce’s side, while Scott Hogan was brought off the bench on 64 minutes.

Dublin-born full-back Matt Doherty played the full game for the hosts.

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