Thursday Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

Liverpool have missed the chance to move seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

The Reds were held to a 1 all draw by Leicester City on a frustrating night for the home crowd at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have opened up a five point advantage over the Champions Manchester City.

The Liverpool manager feels the snowy conditions on Merseyside hinder his team’s passing game.

Tottenham have closed to within two points of second placed Manchester City.

Spurs came from behind to beat Watford 2-1 at Wembley.

Chelsea have dropped out of the top four.

The Blues suffered a shock 4-nil defeat at Bournemouth.

It is Chelsea’s heaviest League defeat since 1996, and has seen them overtake by Arsenal on goal difference.

Manager Maurizio Sarri kept his side in the dressing room for nearly an hour after the game.

The Italian was looking for answers.

Southampton and Crystal Palace have both moved 4 points clear of the relegation zone following a 1 all draw at St Mary’s.

Celtic are six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership, thanks to a 2-nil win over St Johnstone at Parkhead.

RUGBY

Robbie Henshaw looks set to named at full back when the Ireland team for the Six Nations clash with England is announced today.

Reports claim the Leinster centre will be handed the green 15 shirt for the first time since making his debut in 2013.

It is one of two changes Joe Schmidt is expected to make to the team that beat New Zealand in November.

Conor Murray has overcome a neck injury to return to scrum half.

Josh van der Flier is tipped to remain in the back row ahead of Sean O’Brien.

Fellow flanker C-J Stander is looking forward to a physical Six Nations encounter.

GAELIC GAMES

UCD have set up an Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup quarter final with DCU next week following a resounding victory against TU Dublin City Campus at Belfield last night.

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan, Laois’s Evan O’Carroll and Cavan’s Luke Fortune were among the goals for the defending Champions in a 3-14 to 6 points victory.

RACING

There’s no racing in Ireland today.

IN the UK, Fakenham and Wincanton are off due to frozen tracks.

Racing on standard tracks at Southwell and Newcastle will go ahead at 1.35 and 4.05 respectively.