Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

Korey Smith wrote his name into Bristol City folklore last night.

His goal deep into injury time secured a 2-1 win over holders Manchester United in the quarter finals of the E-F-L Cup.


Their reward is a semi final with runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson says his side’s approach against Premier League opponents was just right…………..

Alvaro Morata scored a late winner for Chelsea for a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea will face Arsenal in the semi finals.

Swansea begin the hunt for a new manager today.

The Premier League’s bottom side sacked Paul Clement last night, after Monday’s defeat at Everton left them four-points from safety.

Clement only took over in January, leading them from the relegation zone to a 15th place finish last season.

GAELIC GAMES

Michael Meehan bade farewell to inter-county football for the second time last night.

The Caltra clubman made his final appearance for Galway in July’s All Ireland qualifier win over Donegal.

Meehan first broke into the Galway senior side in 2003, going on to win three Connacht titles before injury initially sidelined him in 2014.

The 33-year old returned to the county fold for one last year at the start of 2017.

RUGBY

Leinster must factor without Cian Healy for the festive period.

The prop was last night handed a three-week ban for reckless use of the forearm in last week’s Champions Cup win over Exeter.

Healy won’t be available again until January 8th, which means he’ll miss the Pro 14 derbies with Munster, Connacht and Ulster.

He will be back in time for the visit of Glasgow to the RDS in their penultimate Champions Cup pool match.

DARTS

Steve Lennon is out of the PDC World Championship.

The Carlow man fought back from 2-sets down to level his first round match with Michael Smith.

But the 13th seed rallied to claim the deciding set, and progress to a second round meeting with Rob Cross.

Simon Whitlock is through to round 2, following a 3-1 win over Martin Schindler.

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