Thursday Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

Tottenham Hotspur are into the Champions League semi finals after they knocked out Manchester City on away goals following a thrilling game at the Etihad Stadium.

It ended 4-3 to City on the night and 4-4 on aggregate.


City thought they had won it when Raheem Sterling scored in stoppage time.

However the video assistant referee said the goal was offside and it was ruled out by the Turkish referee.

It was a dramatic reprieve for Spurs and signaled devastation for City, whose quadruple hopes went up in smoke.

Spurs benefited from V-A-R earlier in the half when Fernando Llorente (PRON: Lorr-en-tay) bundled the ball home to make it 4-3.

City were 3-2 up at half time, as Bernardo Silva’s deflected effort hit the net during a 21-minute spell where Sterling and Son Heung Min (PRON: Son Hyung Min) both scored twice.

Sergio Aguero’s (PRON: Ag-where-o) goal on the hour looked to have won it for City, but Spurs were not to be denied.

Mauricio Pochettino’s (PRON: Potch-it-een-yo) side will now play Ajax in the last 4.

The boss knows it’s one of his best days in football.

Spurs midfielder Dele Alli (PRON: Delly) says the North London club are carrying momentum.

Liverpool are to face Spanish giants Barcelona in the semi finals.

The Merseyside club comfortably won 4-1 away to Porto, going through 6-1 over both legs.

Sadio Mane (PRON: Sad-eeo Mah-nay), Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino (PRON: Fir-meen-yo) and Virgil Van Dijk (PRON: Van Dye-k) were on target.

Jurgen Klopp says the Reds can be proud to reach this stage in consecutive years.

GAELIC GAMES

Clare overcame Tipperary by 1-10 to 6 points at Cusack Park to clinch their spot in the phase one decider of the Munster minor football championship.

It ended in a draw at Fraher Field – Waterford 1-7, Limerick 10 points.

The final round of games in Phase One will be played next Wednesday.

RACING

There’s an 8-race card in Clonmel with the first race off at 3.55.

In the UK, they run at Newmarket from 1.50 – good to firm, good in places

Cheltenham at 2.05 – the going is good

Ripon at 2.15 – good, good to firm in places

Chelmsford City at 5.25 – standard