Wednesday Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

José Mourinho has told Paul Pogba he will never captain Manchester United again.

The news emerged as United endured a shock League Cup defeat to Derby County at Old Trafford.


They lost 8-7 on penalties following a 2 all draw.

Ireland defender Richard Keogh was among those who hit the back of the net for the Rams, before with Phil Jones’ spot kick was saved.

Mourinho is said to be upset by comments Pogba made after Saturday’s draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, but denies there has been a falling out.


It was a big result for Derby manager Frank Lampard.

He admits he was determined to get the better of Mourinho, his old Chelsea boss.

Wolves are also out of the competition.

They lost on penalties to fellow Premier League side Leicester City.

Burnley suffered a 2-1 defeat away to League One Burton Albion.

Cyrus Christie scored for Fulham in a 3-1 win away to Millwall.

And there were no issues for Manchester City.

The holders eased into round 4 with a 3-nil win away to League One Oxford.

Tonight’s standout tie is a meeting of unbeaten Premier League sides Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield.

Tottenham play host to Watford.

Arsenal welcome their fellow Londoners Brentford to the Emirates.

West Ham entertain League Two side Macclesfield Town.

And Nottingham Forest and Stoke meet in an all-Championship game at the City Ground.

Celtic will aim put their poor league start to one side when they play St Johnstone in the quarter-finals of the Scottish League Cup this evening.

Dundalk are on the brink of being crowned S-S-E Airtricity League champions.

The Lillywhites beat Derry City 3-2 at Oreil Park last night to move 12 points clear of at the top of the table, with just four games to play.

The victory came courtesy of goals from Daniel Cleary, Patrick McEleney and Patrick Hoban, although an own goal and a Ben Fisk’s 89th minute score set up a tense finish.

Dundalk also hold a goal advantage of 25 over second place Cork City, but they will have to wait until next week’s game against St Patrick’s Athletic to officially confirm their 4th title in five years.

Stephen Kenny is full of praise for his players.

GOLF

Sergio Garcia says he’ll do his best to secure a point for Europe, whenever he’s called upon to play during this week’s Ryder Cup.

The 2017 US Masters Champion was one of captain Thomas Bjorn’s wildcard picks despite experiencing a recent run of poor form.

The competition against the holders, the USA gets underway early on Friday morning.

And Tiger Woods says he is determined to improve upon his poor Ryder Cup record in Paris this week.

He’s represented America in the tournament seven times, but won only once.

He’s been part of 33 matches in total, registering 13 victories.

RACING

All today’s action is in the UK where they go at:

Goodwood, on soft ground, from 2pm

Perth – good, good to soft in places, from 2.10

Redcar – good, good to soft in places, from 2.20

And on the standard track at Wolverhampton from 5.45.