Tuesday Morning Sports Update

Soccer

Manchester United will play Wolverhampton Wanderers in the quarter finals of the F-A Cup after knocking the holders Chelsea out of the competition.

Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba hit the back of the net as the Red Devils beat the Blues 2-nil at Stamford Bridge last night.


The defeat heaps further pressure on Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.

There have been calls for the Italian to be sacked following a third loss in five games, but Sarri says his only concern is the team.

 

The Manchester clubs were kept apart in last night’s F-A Cup quarter final draw.

City were handed a trip to Swansea.

Watford and Crystal Palace will meet in another all Premier League tie.

Chris Hughton’s Brighton will make the trip to Millwall.

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Jordan Henderson insists Liverpool can cope without Virgil van Dijk when they host German giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League tonight.

The key Dutch defender is suspended for the last 16 first leg at Anfield.

Bayern currently trail in Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, but Henderson says they are still one of the best teams in Europe.

Kick off is at 8 o’clock.

At the same time, Lyon entertain Barcelona.

The French side are appearing in the knock out phase for the first time in seven years and playing Barcelona for the first time in a decade.

 

Soccer

Leeds United have been fined 200-thousand pounds for “spygate”.

A member of the club’s staff was caught trying to watch Derby’s training session ahead of their Championship game last month.

Manager Marcelo Bielsa later admitted spying on all of the teams they’d played during the season.

Leeds say while they didn’t break any rules, they fell short of the standard expected by the EFL.

A new rule has been imposed banning sides from viewing opposition training within 72-hours of a game.

 

Rugby

The Ireland team return to Carton house today to prepare for Sunday’s 6 Nations Clash with Italy.

They could be without Iain Henderson, however, the Ulster lock has been cited for a dangerous neck roll on Ospreys flanker Sam Cross during Friday’s Pro 14 meeting.

Henderson had only returned from a thumb injury in Friday’s game and had missed the first two rounds of the Six Nations.

He’s to appear before a disciplinary committee via video conference tomorrow when his fate will be decided.

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Joe Schmidt will be pleased to see Munster pair Chris Farrell and Tadhg Beirne re-join the squad today.

However, Leinster pair Rhys Ruddock and Dan Leavy are almost certain to miss the trip to Rome with respective hamstring and calf injuries.

Horse Racing

No homecards for today so we’ll focus on racing in the UK.

Weatherby is off at 5 to 2 with the going Good-good to soft in places

Taunton starts at 10 past 2 with going also Good-good to soft in places

And Wolverhampton begins at 5.30 with the going standard