Wednesday Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described Manchester United’s Champions League defeat to Paris Saint Germain as a reality check.

The French champions recorded an impressive 2-nil victory in a last 16 first leg at Old Trafford last night.

Paul Pogba will miss the second leg following a late sending off for a second bookable offence.

The club could also face a UEFA investigation after fans threw bottles at former United winger Angel di Maria.

It is United’s first defeat since Solskjaer took charge.

The Norwegian says his players must learn from the performance.

Teenage striker Nicolo Zaniolo (PR: Zan-yolo) hit the back of the net twice as Roma beat Porto 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico last night.

The 19 year old is the youngest Italian player to score two goals in a Champions League game.

He was signed from Inter Milan during the summer for just 4.5 million euro.

In tonight’s Champions League fixtures, Tottenham welcome Borussia Dortmund to Wembley.

While defending champions Real Madrid play the first leg of their last 16 encounter against Ajax (PR: Eye-ax) in Amsterdam.

Martin O’Neill says the referee made an ‘honest mistake’ during Nottingham Forest’s 2 all draw with West Bromwich Albion in the Championship last night.

The Baggies avoided defeat thanks to a controversial late penalty.

Former Republic of Ireland manager O’Neill spoke to the match official after the final whistle

The point keeps West Brom fourth in the Championship.

In last night’s other games in the Championship

Bolton had a 1-nil win away to Birmingham

Bristol City came from behind to beat QPR 2-1

Hull and Rotherham drew 2-all

and it was scoreless between Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday

RACING

There is a seven-race card at Fairyhouse this afternoon, with the first going to post at 1.35.

Racing resumes in the U-K following the six day shutdown due to the outbreak of equine flu.

There are jump cards at Plumpton and Musselburgh, and a pair of all-weather meetings at Kempton and Southwell.