Wednesday Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

A pair of red cards for Ajax led to some incredible Champions League drama at Stamford Bridge last night.

The Dutch side were 4-1 up away to Chelsea in Group H, before the hosts battled back to level the game at 4-4.

Chelsea thought they’d won the game, but had a 5th goal ruled out by V-A-R for handball.

Pensioners manager Frank Lampard was very happy with the performance.

Gini Wijnaldum (PRON: Vy-naldum) and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (PRON: Ox-laid) scored the goals at Anfield in Liverpool’s 2-1 over Genk.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain found the net for the fourth time in as many games for the defending champions – as many as he’d managed in his previous 45 appearances for the club.

Manager Jurgen Klopp was delighted with his performance.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says Heung Min Son is mentally fit to play in tonight’s Champions League game away to Red Star Belgrade.

The Korean forward had the red card he received on Sunday against Everton over-turned yesterday.

It was Son’s tackle that led to Andre Gomes suffering a fracture-dislocation of his right ankle.

Manchester City can secure their place in the last-16 with two games to spare this evening.

Pep Guardiola’s side face Atalanta at the San Siro.

GAELIC GAMES

Martin Comerford is to join the Kilkenny senior hurling backroom team as a selector under Brian Cody for 2020.

DJ Carey and James McGarry are already assistants.

RACING

There’s an eight-race card on the standard track at Dundalk this afternoon where the first is off at 2.15.

In the UK there are meetings at…

Nottingham, 12.20 – heavy, soft in places

Musselburgh, 12.40 – soft, good to soft in places

Chepstow, 1 o’clock – soft, good to soft in places

Kempton, 4.40 – standard to slow

Wolverhampton, 4.50 – standard