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Monday 23 Nov 2020
Weekend review | Josh Magennis at the double for Grant McCann's high-flying Hull

Striker Josh Magennis scored twice as Hull City moved to the top of League One following their 3-1 success at MK Dons at the weekend. 

Magennis who scored his eighth international goal in Northern Ireland’s 2-1 defeat in Austria last week, struck twice inside the opening 12 minutes to take his tally for the season to five. 

Sunday was a landmark day for Stuart Dallas who made his 200th appearance for Leeds United as Marcelo Bielsa’s charges were held to a scoreless draw by Arsenal at Elland Road.

The former Coagh United and Crusaders player, who joined Leeds United from Brentford in the summer of 2015, believed that the Yorkshire outfit should have taken all three points against 10-man Arsenal. 

“I think we certainly created enough chances and did enough to win it,” Dallas told the Leeds United website.

“The sending-off definitely changed the game and we had a lot of possession in the second half and they were camped in, but if you can’t win the game, you have to make sure you don’t lose it.”

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Jamal Lewis played the full 90 minutes for Newcastle United who went down 2-0 at home to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea while Jonny Evans was unfortunate to net an own goal as Leicester City slumped to a 3-0 defeat at champions Liverpool. 

In League One, former Northern Ireland under-21 midfielder Callum Camps continued his impressive goalscoring form after bagging a brace in Fleetwood Town’s 5-1 win over Plymouth Argyle, taking his total for the season to 10. 

Striker Conor Washington failed to add to his five goals this term when he missed from the penalty spot in Charlton Athletic’s 1-1 draw at Gillingham. 

Washington and fellow striker Omar Bogle disagreed who should initially take the spot-kick. The former QPR forward eventually won the argument only to see his spot-kick superbly saved by Gills keeper Jack Bonham.

“Omar, he got fouled. Well, he was involved in the penalty. So, he naturally wants to score,” explained Addicks manager Lee Bowyer.

“Conor is our penalty taker and rightly so. He hit the perfect penalty and it was a great save. Sometimes, it happens. That’s what goalies are paid to do.” 

After starring in Northern Ireland’s last two internationals, midfielder Ali McCann was in the St Johnstone side that drew 1-1 at home to Motherwell while international skipper Steven Davis came on as a second-half substitute as Rangers extended their lead at the top of the table following a clinical 4-0 home win over Aberdeen. 

At the same club, Demi Vance, who is in Kenny Shiels' Northern Ireland squad for the crucial double header against Belarus and the Faroe Islands this week, played the full 90 minutes as Rangers Women continued their fine start to the Scottish Women's Premier League campaign with a 3-1 victory at Forfar Farmington.

In League Two, former Ards defender Josh Doherty made his 100th appearance for Crawley Town though his achievement was slightly as promotion seeking Carlisle United won 3-0 at the People’s Pension Stadium. 

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland U19 international Carl Johnston, who is currently on-loan at Farsley Celtic from Fleetwood Town, scored in their 2-2 draw against Kidderminster Harriers in the National League North. 

Also among the goals at the weekend was former Linfield striker Dale Taylor who took his tally to nine in just six games as Nottingham Forest U18s lost 4-2 at Hull City in the U18 Development League.