Thursday Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

There was high drama at Anfield on the opening night of the Champions League group stage.

Liverpool threw away a 2-goal lead and were level with P-S-G before substitute Roberto Firmino netted an injury time winner for the home side.


Reds boss Jurgen Klopp says they deserved the victory.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says they didn’t deserve to lose last night’s Champions League opener with Inter Milan.

His side conceded two late goals to go down 2-1 in Italy.

Pochettino left Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld (pron: all-der-where-reld) in London for the match.

He didn’t take kindly to a suggestion he might have been better off with them.

Both Manchester sides enter the fray this evening.

City welcome Lyon to the Etihad in Group F from 8.

The other game in that group sees Hoffenheim make their group stage debut away to Shakhtar Donetsk from 5-to-6.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are in Bern to take on Young Boys.

Group H’s other game sees Cristiano Ronaldo return to Spain as his new club Juventus face Valencia.

Leeds are three-points clear at the top of the Championship following a 3-nil win at home to Preston.

Second placed Brentford were held to a 1-1 draw away to bottom side Ipswich.

Wes Hoolahan made his West Brom debut as a second half substitute in their 4-2 win at home to Bristol City.

Aston Villa are inside the top-6 following a 2-nil win at home to Rotherham.

Wigan were 2-1 winners at home to Hull.

Derby and Blackburn drew a blank.

While Stoke won 1-nil at home to Swansea.

GAELIC GAMES

The Mayo Ladies Football saga took another twist last night.

The Connacht Council have allowed Carnacon to remain in the Mayo Football Championship.

The eight Carnacon players involved in the Mayo walkout have been suspended from club action for four-weeks.

While the club have been fined 500-euro.

It follows a day of claim and counter-claim by the 12 players who walked away from the senior county panel, and the Mayo L-G-F-A who continue to back manager Peter Leahy.


RACING

There is an eight-race card today on good ground at Naas, where the first is off at 3.20.

In the UK they run at Beverley, Sandown, Yarmouth and Kelso.