Aaron Connolly scored a goal as Brighton won their first game in five on the final day of the Premier League season.

The Republic of Ireland international nabbed what would prove to be the winner against Burnley just after half-time in 2-1 victory at Turf Moor.

It was a first home defeat for The Clarets since New Year's Day.

Elsewhere, James McCarthy played the full 90 minutes for Crystal Palace, who held Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-1 draw. It was a second full game on the spin for midfielder, with Ireland manager Stephen Kenny mentioning him as being on his radar last month.

Ireland face a crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia on 8 October, after opening their Nations League campaign with ties against Bulgaria and Finland.

James McCarthy battles for possession with Moussa Sissoko

Harry Kane gave the visitors the lead at Selhurst Park, before Jeffrey Schlupp drew the sides level after the break.

The point was enough to see Spurs leapfrog Wolves, who were beaten by Chelsea, into the last automatic Europa League qualifying place.

Over at St Mary's, there was plenty of Irish talent on show as Southampton beat Sheffield United 3-1.

William Smallbone came on for the Saints in the first-half, while Shane Long and Michael Obafemi made late substitute appearances.

For United, John Egan and Enda Stevens played the full match.

While Manchester City finished the season with a flourish as a Kevin de Bruyne brace helped them to beat Norwich 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Ireland international Adam Idah played the final 15 minutes for The Canaries, who were the first team relegated to the Championship this season.

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