Evening Sports Update

SOCCER

Liverpool are top of the Premier League table after cruising to their 7th straight win

They put Southampton to the sword, thanks to an early Wesley Hoedt own goal, a header from Joel Matip and a tap in from Mo Salah


Manchester United let their early lead slip as they drew 1 – 1 with Wolves. The shining light for the Old Trafford faithful was the return of Sir Alex Ferguson to the directors box following his recovery from illness

Defending Champions Manchester City hammered Cardiff City 5 – 0, Silva, Aguero, Gundogan and a brace for substitute Riyhad Mahrez for City

Burnley registered their first win of the season, comfortably beating Bournemouth 4 – 0

Leicester came from behind to beat Huddersfield 3 – 1 at the King Power Stadium

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Crystal Palace were held scoreless by Newcastle at Selhurst Park

22/09/2018 17:49:17

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SOCCER

Liverpool are top of the Premier League table after cruising to their 7th straight win

In Jurgen Klopp’s 600th game as a manager, The Reds put Southampton to the sword, winning 3 – 0

Defending Champions Manchester City are 2 points behind Liverpool now after they hammered Cardiff City 5 – 0, Silva, Aguero, Gundogan and a brace for substitute Riyhad Mahrez for City

Former Rep. of Ireland captain Kenny Cunningham thinks Liverpool are now favourites for the title over City

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Manchester United let their early lead slip as they drew 1 – 1 with Wolves.

Manager Jose Mourinho says they have several areas they need to improve on

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The shining light for the Old Trafford faithful was the return of Sir Alex Ferguson to the directors box following his recovery from illness

Burnley are up to 16th afte they registered their first win of the season, comfortably beating Bournemouth 4 – 0

Leicester came from behind to beat Huddersfield 3 – 1 at the King Power Stadium

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Crystal Palace were held scoreless by Newcastle who stay in the bottom 3

Fulham came back from a goal down to earn a 1-all draw at home to Watford in the early Premier League kick-off.

The late game is at the Amex where Brighton are playing host to Spurs

Fulham came back from a goal down to earn a 1-all draw at home to Watford in the early Premier League kick-off.

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There are two games in the S-S-E Airtricity League Premier Division this evening.

At 5 Shamrock Rovers make the trip to Derry while at 5:30 there’s a Dublin derby at Inchicore where St Pat’s take on Bohemians.

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Drogheda will qualify for the First Division playoffs if they win at Cobh this evening.

Longford need to win at home to champions U-C-D and hope The Drogs drop points in Cork.

Shels are assured of a spot in the top-four if they avoid defeat at home to Galway.

Finn Harps host Cabinteely with all four games kicking off at a quarter-to-eight.

GOLF

Shane Lowry has finished day 3 of the Portugal Masters 7 shots off the lead

The Offaly man carded a 3 under 68 to finish 12 under

Lucas Herbert leads the way on 19 under

Wicklow’s Paul Dunne finished 6 under

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Justin Rose is on course for a 10 million dollar bonus for winning the Fed Ex Cup

The world number one is tied for the lead at the Tour Championship – alongside Tiger Woods on 7-under-par.

Rory McIlroy’s two shots further back

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RUGBY

Leinster can move top of Conference B of the Pro-14 this evening.

The defending champions will move to the summit with a bonus-point win against Edinburgh at the R-D-S.

Johnny Sexton skippers the Blues in his 150th game for the province.

Kick off is at 7.35

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After last weekend’s defeat at Edinburgh, Connacht are hoping to get back to winning ways when they host Scarlets at the Sportsground.

Former Munster forward Robin Copeland makes his debut for Connacht at number-eight while Ireland centre Bundee Aki starts for the first-time this season

Action gets underway at 5:15 at The Sportsground


BOXING

The date for Tyson Fury’s heavyweight boxing clash with Deontay Wilder has been set for December the 1st.

It’s expected to take place in the USA – with the venue set to be confirmed next week.

Wilder currently holds the WBC world title – and both fighters are unbeaten in their professional careers.