Harry Arter, Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady helped their clubs to victory in the Premier League on Saturday.
No matter the stakes, the footballing schedule often means that players have only a matter of days to lick their wounds before stepping back out on the pitch. This was the case today for the above trio just four days removed from being on the receiving end of an emphatic thumping courtesy of Denmark.
The Danes, with Christian Eriksen wielding the sledgehammer, beat Ireland 5-1 in the second leg of their World Cup play-off tie.
While Shane Long continued his near year-long dry spell against Liverpool against Southampton, his compatriots made some telling contributions elsewhere in the Premier League.
Burnley duo Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick both provided assist for their fellow Clarets in a 2-0 home win over Swansea. Brady’s cross for Jack Cork to open the scoring was particularly superb.
Hendrick then set up Ashley Barnes’ thunderbolt to cap off a dominant first half.
Bournemouth also returned to action with three points, earned in a 4-0 pasting of Huddersfield Town. With the result seemingly wrapped up at 2-0 with 20 minutes to go, Harry Arter made sure of the win with an impressively assured finish having won the ball high up the pitch.