Lunchtime Sports Update

SOCCER

Unai Emery has conceded this afternoon’s trip to Leicester is a must win game for Arsenal.

His side currently sit fifth in the Premier League table, six points adrift of their opponents in the race to finish in the top four.

Despite it being so early on in the season, the Arsenal boss knows they can’t afford to let that gap get much bigger.

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It’s nil-nil in the lunchtime game between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

At 3, sixth-place Sheffield United make the trip to Tottenham while Burnley will look to end a three match losing streak when they host West Ham.

Southampton welcome fellow strugglers Everton to St Mary’s.

And having beaten Manchester United last weekend, Bournemouth go to Newcastle.

GOLF

Shane Lowry’s chances of winning the Race to Dubai have taken a hit today.

The Open champion has slipped back to four-under-par after a three-over third round 75 at the Turkish Airlines Open.

He’s now in a share of 53rd place – and 13 shots behind leader Matthias Schwab.

Padraig Harrington will be one-under into the final round tomorrow.

RUGBY

Munster look to stretch their unbeaten home run to 25 games in all competitions when they host Ulster in the Guinness PRO14 later.

The Reds have welcomed back eight of their Irish internationals with flanker Peter O’Mahony captaining the side.

Munster head-coach Johann van Graan is happy with how his fringe players have performed in recent weeks

Ulster have handed starts to John Cooney, Jordi Murphy and Jacob Stockdale.

GAELIC GAMES

It’s football final day in Tipperary.

2017 winners Clonmel Commercials take on maiden finalists J-K Brackens in the decider.

The action gets underway at half-two at Semple Stadium.

RACING

Magic Wand has collected the first Group One victory of her career, by landing the Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained filly was running just four days after her 10th place finish in the Melbourne Cup.

Jockey Ryan Moore also hit the mark in the Group Three Queen Elizabeth Stakes as he teamed up with Willie Mullins’ True Self.