Thursday Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

Liverpool and Spurs will meet in just the second ever all-Premier League Champions League final next month.

Just as Liverpool did on Tuesday night, Spurs came from 3-0 down on aggregate against Ajax, to go through on away goals.


It looked like Mauricio Pochettino’s side were heading for the exit when they fell 2-0 down on the night in Amsterdam.

However a hattrick from Brazilian Lucas Moura made it 3-2 on the night, sending them through to their first ever final, the winner arriving in the 96th minute.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino was overcome with emotion after the game.

The Europa League final could also be between two Premier League sides.

Arsenal and Chelsea both have the advantage, heading into their semi final second legs.

Arsenal bring a 3-1 lead to Spain for their second leg against Valencia.

Last week’s win in London is their only victory in their last five matches though.

Chelsea and Frankfurt are level at 1-1 heading into the return tie at Stamford Bridge.

A scoreless draw would be enough for the Blues, who have the advantage of an away goal.

GOLF

Michael Hoey, Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan are all in the field for daY 1 of the British Masters in Southport.

Dunne – winner of the event in 2017 – starts his round at 10 to 2, with Hoey and Moynihan also off in the afternoon.

RACING

There’s an eight-race card at Tipperary this evening with the first off at 5.10.

The going at Tipperary is good, good to yielding in places on the hurdle course and good on the chase course.

In the UK, they run again today at Chester from 1.50 where the going is good to soft.

Huntingdon, good, from 1.40

Worcester, good, good to soft in places from 2pm

Wincanton, good to firm, from 5.15

Chelmsford, standard, from 5.30