AIDEN McGeady made an impressive first start for Everton as they progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a convincing 4-0 away win at Stevenage.
James McClean scored his first goal for Wigan Athletic as they defeated Crystal Palace 2-1. The Derry-born winger provided the cutback for the Latics' first goal and then struck the winner late on to set up a fifth round tie with Cardiff City.
Former Republic of Ireland under-21 midfielder Eunan O'Kane impressed for Bournemouth, despite their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool, while James McClean scored his first goal for Wigan Athletic as they defeated Crystal Palace 2-1.
Stephen Hunt and Daryl Murphy impressed in Ipswich Town’s 2-0 win over Reading, with Murphy scoring after 62 minutes.
Elsewhere, substitute Conor Sammon set up Derby’s equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Blackburn that saw Jeff Hendrick forced off injured after just 35 minutes.
Wolverhampton Wanderers moved to within two points of the playoffs with a 3-1 win over Bristol City. Kevin Doyle had to make do with a place on the bench as Wolves beat Bristol City 3-1. Aaron McCarey made some good saves in the Wolves goal.
Jonathan Douglas helped Brentford return to the top of the table, scoring his side's opener as they defeated Gillingham 2-1.
Exeter City’s Jimmy Keohane saw his shot turned into the net by an AFC Wimbledon defender, but the hosts came from behind to seal the win with Alan Bennett having a fine game in defense.
Eddie Nolan also enjoyed a fine run out for Scunthorpe United’s 3-3 draw with Dagenham and Redbridge.
John-Joe O'Toole scored Bristol Rovers' third in their 3-1 win at home to Newport County.
Striker Anthony Stokes missed Celtic’s 4-0 win over Hibernian through suspension, while teenage Celtic defender Eoghan O'Connell made the bench for the fourth time this season.
Aberdeen new boy Adam Rooney got his career off to a perfect start with a goal in a 2-2 draw with Motherwell.