Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

Liverpool have joined Manchester City on two wins from two in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are yet to concede a goal this season, after a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace last night.


A James Milner penalty and a late goal from Sadio Mane sealed the win.

Palace had full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka sent off in the second-half for a trip on Mo Salah.

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Dundalk are three points clear at the top of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division this morning.

They’ve put some daylight between themselves and Cork City, after a 2-0 win against Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds last night.

Michael Duffy opened the scoring on the half hour mark, before Pat Hoban’s 24th League goal of the season sealed the win with 12 minutes left.

Stephen Kenny’s side are three clear at the top, but still have another game in hand.

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In the championship, Leeds can go top tonight, if they make it four wins from four,

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are away to Swansea.

Meanwhile Frank Lampard’s Derby will hope to end a run of of back-to-back defeats when they face Ipswich at Pride Park.

Bottom of the table QPR welcome Bristol City to Loftus Road, while winless Hull go to Rotherham.

RUGBY

As expected, Leinster dominate the Pro 14 Awards which were announced last night.

Leo Cullen was named coach of the year after guiding the province to victory in last season’s competition, while Jordan Larmour was named Young Player of the Year.

But the Player of the Year award went to a new Munster man.

Tadhg Beirne saw off competition from Leinster’s James Lowe and his former Scarlets team-mate Hadleigh Parks to win the award.

GAELIC GAMES

Over 40-thousand locals packed into the Gaelic Grounds last night to greet Liam McCarthy on his first visit to Limerick since 1973.

Manager John Kiely and captain Declan Hannon led the celebrations of the newly-crowned All Ireland champions.

More than 80-thousand had taken to the Limerick streets to guide the team bus home.

RACING

There’s a seven-race card at Sligo this evening where the first goes to post at 5.10.

The going there is good.

Cross-channel Hamilton is good to soft, good in places, with the first off at 1:20.

Brighton is off at 1:40, with the going good to firm, good in places.

Kempton is off at 2 o’clock, with the going standard to slow.

Yarmouth is good to firm, good in places, with the first off at 4:50.

And Newton Abbot is off at 5 o’clock, with the going good.

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