Irish soccer players in Britain: David Meyler strike helps Hull City reach FA Cup semi-final

Irish soccer players in Britain: David Meyler strike helps Hull City reach FA Cup semi-final

DAVID Meyler's goal helped the Tigers into the next round of the competition, while a strong performance from captain Michael Doyle also secured quarter-final victory for Sheffield United. 


Hull City set up an FA Cup semi-final tie against Sheffield United, after securing a 3-0 win over Sunderland.

The last time the Tigers reached this stage of the competition was in 1930.

David Meyler netted for the home side, scoring on a counter attack during a spell where Sunderland tried to get back into the game.

Sheffield United captain Michael Doyle performed well in midfield in a game where the Blades recorded a two goal victory over goalless Charlton in their quarter-final tie.


Stoke City came from behind to level 1-1 with Norwich City, after Jon Walters converted a penalty deep into the second half.

But his fortunes soon changed and he was sent off for a high challenge.

Damien Delaney was solid at the back and impressed for Crystal Palace, despite their 1-0 defeat to Southampton.


Former Ireland Under-21 international striker Joe Mason scored in his third consecutive game as Bolton Wanderers claimed a 5-1 victory over Leeds United.

David Forde was solid in goal for Millwall as he helped his side to a clean sheet and a 1-0 win over Derby County. They were able to claim this narrow victory despite chasing the game for most of the 90 minutes.

Yeovil Town defeated Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 to climb to 22nd position, with defender Shane Duffy being watched by Ireland manager Martin O’Neill as he put in an impressive performance at the back.


Alan Sheehan had a solid game for Notts County as they held Leyton Orient to a scoreless draw, slightly increasing the Magpies hopes of survival.

Colchester United defeated Coventry City 2-1 with Clinton Morrison commanding a strong presence up front.

Joe Murphy was busy in goal for the visitors but was unable to stop Colchester's two goals.


Scunthorpe United’s 1-1 draw with Northampton Town means that they remain in the automatic promotion place.

Defender Niall Canavan headed home the opener for the hosts, while Paddy Madden came close to stealing the winner late on.

Former St Patrick's Athletic full-back Jake Carroll put in a strong performance in defence in his fourth successive start for new club Bury following his loan move from Huddersfield Town, as his side drew 0-0 with Rochdale.


Paul Heffernan came on a substitute to help Hibernian secure come from two goals down to secure a 3-3 draw with Motherwell, scoring his side's third.

Dundee United recorded a 5-0 Scottish Cup win at Inverness Caledonian Thistle, with Gavin Gunning continuing his impressive form and scoring from the spot.

Adam Rooney netted the only goal of the game in Aberdeen's 1-0 win over Dumbarton, sending the Dons into the semi-final.