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Irish Player Ratings: Stevens' Stock Rises As Troy Parrott Makes League Bow

Irish Player Ratings: Stevens' Stock Rises As Troy Parrott Makes League Bow

After his senior international debut last month, Troy Parrott stepped onto a Premier League pitch for the first time at the weekend. It was an exciting occasion for Ireland supporters, while Enda Stevens put in another cracking performance for Sheffield United.

Here's the roundup in full.

Irish Player Ratings

Troy Parrott made his long awaited Premier League debut on Saturday, coming on for the final five minutes of Spurs' 5-0 win over Burnley. It was a special occasion for the 17-year old, who was gifted the match ball by manager Jose Mourinho at the end of the game.

Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady both started for the visitors. It was not a successful afternoon for either player who were both handed 4/10 ratings from the Burnley Express.

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James McCarthy came off the Crystal Palace bench late on as they secured a 0-0 draw at Watford.

Sheffield United continued their excellent form this season in the 2-1 win at Norwich, with Enda Stevens netting his first Premier League goal just after the interval.

It was a landmark occasion for the left back who has been in remarkable form since his return to the English top flight after a long absence. He was given an 8/10 by the Sheffield Star for another strong showing, as was teammate John Egan.

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David McGoldrick was rated at 7/10, while Callum Robinson was a 6/10 during his 25 minute cameo.

Ciaran Clark was in the Newcastle team once again for their win over Southampton but he was withdrawn at halftime due to a calf problem. It is not yet known how serious the injury is.

Southampton were unable to keep their strong recent form going in that one, with Shane Long playing the full 90 minutes.

Matt Doherty was in the Wolves team for their back-and-forth encounter with Brighton which finished in a 2-2 draw. His performance was rated at 6/10 by the Birmingham Mail, who mentioned his impact going forward was limited by the danger of Trossard at the other end.

In the Championship, Shaun Williams and Aiden O'Brien were both on target for Millwall in their 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest.

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Jayson Molumby also started that game for the home side.

Ryan Manning was at left back for Brighton as they put a dent in Preston's play-off aspirations, earning a 7/10 from West London Sport for his performance at Loftus Road. Sean Maguire and Alan Browne were in opposition, with both players rated at 6/10 by the Lancashire Evening Post.

Callum O'Dowda came off the bench in Bristol City's 2-1 win at Fulham, while Cyrus Christie came on for the hosts.

Blackburn Rovers moved within two points of the play-offs with their 1-0 win over Derby County, with Darragh Lenihan starring. He was given an 8.5/10 by Lancs Live, who said he was rock solid at the back.

James McClean was in the Stoke City team for their 2-1 loss at Hull. It was not a great afternoon for the player, who was given a 5/10 by the Stoke Sentinel before being substituted just after the hour mark.

Luton Town secured an important 2-1 victory at home to fellow strugglers Leeds United, with James Collins putting in a strong showing. He got a 7.5/10 from Luton Today, who were especially impressed with his ability to link the play in the final third.

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