By Ronan Murphy
Robbie Brady scored his second league goal of the season as Hull City recorded an impressive 3-2 win over Newcastle United. The winger was also the provider for the Tigers' second, whipping in a free-kick for Ahmed Elmohamady to head in.
Ciaran Clark started in defence for Aston Villa as they recorded an away win against Norwich City. The 23-year-old was unfortunate to give away an early penalty for a handball, but recovered well to help his side keep a clean sheet.
Watford romped to a 5-1 win over Barnsley, with teenager Sean Murray scoring from long-range to send the Hornets up to fifth in the table. The game was also Murray's first start of the season, and he should have done enough to keep his place in the starting XI for Tuesday's League Cup clash with Norwich.
Andy Reid took this 2013-14 tally to four goals in eight appearances as he scored a late equaliser in Nottingham Forest's 2-2 draw with Doncaster Rovers. The point keeps Forest in the playoff places after a strong start to the season.
Wolverhampton Wanderers sit in third place in the third tier thanks to a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town. Republic of Ireland under-21 international defender Matt Doherty impressed for Wolves, and won the penalty which decided the outcome.
Loanee Samir Carruthers was forced off injured after just 35 minutes as Milton Keynes Dons were defeated 2-1 by Peterborough United. Aston Villa clubmate started for Notts County and helped them to their first win of the season with a good performance in their 2-0 win over Tranmere Rovers.
Morecambe and Dagenham & Redbridge played out an entertaining 2-2 draw as Ireland under-21 striker Rhys Murphy scored a stoppage time penalty to take a share of the spoils. Padraig Amond was on target for the hosts, netting his third goal in four games.
John-Joe O'Toole also left it late for Bristol Rovers, as he scored a low drive to help Bristol Rovers draw 2-2 with Hartlepool United. The win sees Rovers move four points clear of the relegation zone.
Pat Fenlon's Hibernian climbed to fifth in the Scottish Premiership with a 2-0 win over St Mirren. James Collins headed in the opener before Paul Heffernan guaranteed the three points with a fine volley.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle slipped up at the top of the table with a 1-0 defeat against Aberdeen, who saw Irish duo Joe Shaughnessy and Jonny Hayes put in good performances.
Aiden McGeady's comeback from injury continued for Spartak Moscow as the winger came off the bench to play the last five minutes of Spartak Moscow's 3-0 win over rivals CSKA Moscow. Both teams have 20 points after nine league games, but Spartak are top of the Russian Premier League table thanks to a better goal difference.
Ireland under-21 goalkeeper Sean McDermott was sent off as Sandnes Ulf suffered a 4-1 defeat at Molde FK. With Sandnes losing 3-0, McDermott was dismissed for a foul in the area, and will miss next weekend's clash with Lillestrom.
|IRISH XI OF THE WEEKEND
Goalkeeper: David Forde (Millwall)
Defenders: Matt Doherty (Wolves), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Joe Shaughnessy (Aberdeen)
Midfielders: Jack Grealish (Notts County), Robbie Brady (Hull), John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest), Sean Murray (Watford)
Forwards: James Collins (Hibernian), Padraig Amond (Morecambe)