Wednesday Morning Sports Update

Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history as Southampton drew 1-1 at Watford.

Long had the ball in the net after only 7.69 seconds at Vicarage Road and the Tipperary man said it was a case of just being opportunistic.

Christian Eriksen hit an 88th minute bullet to hand Tottenham Hotspur a vital 1-0 win over Brighton at the new White Hart Lane.


Spurs have now opened up a 3 point advantage in third spot.

It’s the Manchester Derby tonight.

City travel to Old Trafford to play United in the knowledge they must win to regain top spot from Liverpool.

8pm is the start time.

At 7.45, Arsenal kick off away to Wolves, with the Gunners requiring a draw to get back into the top 4.

Bohemians have beaten Shamrock Rovers for the second time this season to cut the Hoops’ lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division to 5 points.

Dinny Corcoran followed up on a blocked penalty to score the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win for the Gypsies at Tallaght Stadium.

Rovers played over a half with 9 men after Trevor Clarke and Lee Grace were sent off.

Corcoran says the title race is hotting up ahead of the Gypsies’ next game against Waterford.

GAELIC GAMES

Dublin got the better of Meath by 4-10 to 2-10 in the opening phase of the Leinster minor football championship at Parnell Park last night.

There were also victories for Louth, Offaly, Kildare and Westmeath, while the game between Carlow and Laois ended level.

SNOOKER

Antrim’s Mark Allen is 7 frames to 2 down to China’s Zhou Yuelong (PRON: Sh-you Yoolong) in the first round of the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.

Judd Trump is trailing Thepchaiya Un-nooh 6-3 in his first round match at the Crucible.

RACING

There’s a 7-race card on the standard track at Dundalk.

The first goes off this evening at 5.40.

In the UK they run at Fontwell at 1.30, the going is good to firm, good in places

Perth from 1.50 – the going there is good

It’s good and good to firm in places at Epsom, Southwell and Taunton where they start at 2.10, 4.45 and 5.30 respectively.