Wednesday Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City both hit 5 goals as they won their Champions League Group games last night.

Spurs beat Red Star Belgrade 5-0 in Group B at the new White Hart Lane, coming back to form with 2 goals by Harry Kane, 2 by Heung Min Son and another from Erik Lamela.

Manchester City were 5-1 winners over Atalanta in Group C.

Raheem Sterling hit a second half hat trick, with Sergio Aguero bagging a brace at the Etihad Stadium.

Phil Foden was sent off late on.

Tonight in the Champions League, Liverpool are in Belgium to play Genk in Group E.

Mo Salah has returned to the Liverpool squad after overcoming an ankle problem.

That match kicks off at 8.

In Group H, Chelsea play Ajax (PRON: Eye-axe) in Amsterdam from 5.55.

It’s as you were at the top of the English Championship, as leaders West Bromwich Albion drew 2-2 with Burnley and second placed Leeds United played out a 1-1 draw at Preston North End.

Here at home in the League of Ireland Premier Divsion, St Patrick’s Athletic defeated Derry City 3-1 at the Ryan McBride Brandywell.

And Ireland’s teenage prospect Troy Parrott scored 4 goals as Tottenham Hotspur beat Red Star Belgrade 9-2 in a UEFA Youth League match.

RUGBY

Former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says he’ll be taking time out following the disappointing World Cup exit.

The national team lost by 46 points to 14 to New Zealand in last Saturday’s quarter-final.

Speaking at Dublin Airport last night, Schmidt left the door open to coaching in the future, but not now.

RACING

There is an 8 race card at Navan today.

The first is off there at 1.10 on ground that’s yielding to soft.

In the UK, there’s racing in…

Worcester from 12.15 – good to soft

Newmarket 1.20 – soft, good to soft in places

Fontwell 1.30 – soft

Kempton 4.40 – standard to slow

Wolverhampton 5.25 – standard