Good day for Irish trio in the Championship
Daryl Horgan, Aiden McGeady and Wes Hoolahan were among those to find the net18:42 Saturday 11 February 2017, 18:42 11 Feb 2017
It was a good day of goalscoring action for a trio of Irish players in the English Championship this Saturday.
And it was a memorable one for former Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan as his current side Preston North End took on Brentford.
Before his goalscoring contribution, Ireland winger Aiden McGeady had continued his good form this season in the second tier with a double.
Aiden McGeady: "I enjoy working for the manager here, he's been brilliant for me and helped me get that confidence back." pic.twitter.com/3PaFQ1xNtP— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) February 11, 2017
His first from just outside the box levelled the game at 1-1 before adding his second 15 minutes from time to make it 3-1. That performance earned him the club's Man of the Match award.
And two minutes later, Horgan scored his first goal for Preston to make it 4-1 before Brentford got a late consolation to leave the scores at 4-2 at full time.
77' A fine finish from Horgan who gets in behind the Brentford defence to grab his first goal in PNE colours!#pnefc 4-1— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) February 11, 2017
Meanwhile at Carrow Road, Norwich enjoyed a comfortable 5-1 win over Nottingham Forest.
Ireland playmaker Wes Hoolahan was in action and found the net. And what a goal it was.
With 18 minutes gone and Norwich already 2-0 up, Hoolahan caught a half volley sweetly from distance to score.
It wasn't the only bit of skill he treated the home fans to...
34 - Hoolahan tricks his way into the box and rabona's a cross in! Smith pushes it behind. [Nor 3-0 Not] #ncfc— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) February 11, 2017
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