New Ireland international Adam Idah scored his first ever league goal as promotion favorites Norwich got off to a winning start in the Championship.
Shane Duffy made his Celtic debut. He did what he does best and scored from a set piece. He also helped his side keep a clean sheet.
Another Irish international made his debut for his new side, Jeff Hendrick made a big impression for Newcastle with a goal and an assist.
James Collins scored the winning goal in Luton’s victory at Barnsley.
There were starts for Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspurs), James McCarthy (Crystal Palace), Callum Robinson (West Brom), and Will Smallbone (Southampton) in the Premier League. Aaron Connolly (Brighton) and David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) made substitute appearances.
In The Football League Mark Travers started in goal for Bournemouth, Sean Roughan started for Lincoln City, Jason Knight started for Derby, and Daryl Horgan started for Wycombe.