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Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers drew at Tallaght Stadium, while St Patrick's Athletic beat Cork City to leave the title chase wide open


Cork City 0-1 St Patrick's Athletic

A second half goal from Christy Fagan saw St. Patrick's Athletic take all three points at Turner's Cross, as they defeated Cork City 1-0.

A lively start saw both sides try to impose themselves on the game, but neither goalkeeper was really threatened in the first half. Daryl Horgan's long-range effort was Cork's best chance, while Christy Fagan should have done better for Pat's with a header just before half-time.

Davin O'Neill looked dangerous for the hosts after the interval, testing Brendan Clarke on a couple of occasions, but it was Pat's who scored the game's only goal through lone striker Christy Fagan. A centre from Darren Meenan found Fagan in the box who squeezed the ball past Mark McNulty.

The win sees the Saints consolidate fourth place, and move to within eight points of leaders Sligo Rovers with a game in hand.
Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Sligo Rovers

Watched by Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli, Shamrock Rovers held Sligo Rovers to a draw at the Tallaght Stadium to leave the League of Ireland title race wide open.

Tommy Stewart almost gave Shamrock Rovers a first minute lead, but saw goalkeeper Gary Rogers react quickest after his initial shot was saved. Sligo were the better team for large parts of the first half, and took the lead through Mark Quigley's long-range volley. Oscar Jansson kept the Hoops in the  game with a fine save just before half-time, keeping out Romauld Boco's effort.

Shamrock Rovers were much improved after Stephen Kenny's half-time teamtalk, and after Killian Brennan went close, found themselves level with Ronan Finn scoring on 50 minutes. Pascal Millien was once again impressive for the Bit o' Red, but could not create a winner for the league leaders.

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