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Bohs see off Bray to go top

BOHS went back top of the Airtricity League Premier Division as they kept their perfect start to the season.

They knocked champions Dundalk off the top after winger Adam Evans' second goal of the campaign saw off Bray at the Carlisle Grounds.

Keith Buckley broke free down the right in the 70th minute, and while his low centre was missed by Dean Kelly with the goal at his mercy, the unmarked Evans converted from six-yards.

Deila thrilled by Celtic's display

Ronny Deila admits Celtic could hardly go into the international break in better shape following their convincing 3-0 Scottish Premiership win over Dundee United at Parkhead.

First-half goals from former United midfielder Gary Mackay-Steven, John Guidetti and Jason Denayer took Deila's side five points clear of second-placed Aberdeen with a game in hand.

"It was one of those games where you feel you have total control from the start to the end," said Deila.

"The first-half performance was good. It has been a terrific week and we are now in a good situation going into the matches which come after the international break."

Arter repeats his wonder goal

Harry Arter scored his second wonder goal in five days as Bournemouth stepped up their bid to reach the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough.

Arter's 20-yard strike, which came early in the second half, was sandwiched between penalties from Yann Kermorgant and Brett Pitman as Bournemouth leapfrogged Middlesbrough in the Championship table to assert their claim for automatic promotion.

McCarthy hails huge result

Mick McCarthy hailed a "huge result" as his Ipswich side earned a last-gasp win at Watford to move back into the top six after Richard Chaplow's late goal.

"It's fabulous and we're back in the top six,"said McCarthy. "It's a great victory in the last minute and it's a great finish by Chappers (Richard Chaplow)."

Canaries halt Forest revival

Norwich got their challenge for automatic promotion from the Championship back on track with an impressive 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest at Carrow Road. Jonny Howson had marked his 100th appearance for the club by firing them ahead on the stroke of half-time.

Cameron Jerome quickly made it 2-0 with a back-heeled finish and it became 3-0 when Wes Hoolahan converted from the spot.

Forest pulled one back from Chris Burke 15 minutes from time but could have no complaints about the result.

Doyle the main man for Cardiff

Cardiff assistant manager Scott Young hailed the impact of striker Eoin Doyle after he stepped off the bench to help the Bluebirds sink Birmingham. Doyle scored his first goal for the club just after half-time before winning a penalty that Peter Whittingham converted with 15 minutes to go to put the game beyond the reach of the Blues.

"Eoin has been unlucky not to get on the scoresheet since coming to the club in January, but he has plenty of quality," he said. "He made a real impact and it's nice to see him get the goal."

More to Messi than magic feet

Lionel Messi stands out because of his ability to read the game and not because of his footwork, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said as the Argentinian continues his record-breaking season.

Messi became the highest scorer in La Liga history in November, helping Barca move a point clear of Madrid ahead of their Clasico today.

"There are other players that have produced figures that are similar to him," Luis Enrique said. "What makes him really different is the way that he can interpret the play, make the right pass."

Longford claw way to draw

Longford Town twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Limerick at Jackman Park last night.

After 202 minutes of football, Sean Russell had Limerick's first goal of the season, and he had a second after 42 minutes. David O'Sullivan scored both Longford's goals after 26 and 59 minutes.

Winless Sligo share points

Sligo Rovers are still without a win in the league after a one-all draw with Derry City in the northwest derby at the Showgrounds last night.

Both goals arrived inside the opening ten minutes, with midfielders Philip Lowry and Eoin Wearen finding the net.

Derry suffered a blow before kick-off, with defender Ryan McBride ruled out.

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