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Watch: All Of The Goals And Assists From Irish Players In The Championship Today

Watch: All Of The Goals And Assists From Irish Players In The Championship Today

The Republic of Ireland fans are looking for any positives they can get since Ireland's dismal performances last month during the World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Serbia.

Robbie Brady provided the assist in Burnley's 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield this afternoon. Brady was the sole Irish player to be involved in a goal the Premier League today.

It is not all doom and gloom however as there was several Irish players to be involved in goals in the Championship, David Meyler, Liam Kelly, and David McGoldrick were on the scoresheet this afternoon.

Sean Maguire

Maguire had scored in his previous two games but he couldn't find the net today. He did provide an assist for Preston North End's last goal in a 3-1 victory away to Birmingham City.

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Liam Kelly

Liam Kelly scored two goals in Reading's first two matches but since then his and Reading's form dipped and the play off finalists from last season find themselves languishing in 17th place in the Championship. Kelly rescued a point for his side, smashing home a penalty on 70 minutes to draw 1-1 with Brentford.

Cyrus Christie

Cyrus Christie struggled to impose himself against both Georgia and Serbia but he set up a goal for Middlesbrough today in a 3-2 win over QPR. On a side note, Darren Randolph conceded for the first time at the Riverside and he could share the blame for one of the goals.

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David McGoldrick

Ipswich Town had lost their last two matches in the Championship but David McGoldrick put an end to their winless run with an assist and a goal in their 2-0 win against Bolton. Is there an outside chance of McGoldrick featuring against either Moldova or Wales?

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David Meyler

Fresh off his unhappiness about his FIFA 18 rating and Hull City's 5-0 loss to Derby County last weekend, the midfielder spared his side's blushes this afternoon with a goal in the 82 minute to draw 1-1 with fellow Championship strugglers Sunderland. The Cork native should expect to feature heavily in the upcoming qualifiers next month after his impressive performance in Ireland's loss to Serbia.

Worryingly for Martin O'Neill is how bare the striker department is looking. Scott Hogan only recently declared for Ireland has only scored one goal for Aston Villa, Shane Long made a rare start for Southampton but he did not get on the scoresheet and there will now be pressure on O'Neill to play Sean Maguire who has hit a patch of form in recent weeks.

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