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Manchester City host Chelsea & Connacht play Leicester in Galway

Manchester City could find themselves 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table this afternoon.

They welcome second placed Chelsea to the Etihad Stadium in the lunchtime kick-off.

Wolves will look to keep the European places within reach when they entertain Southampton at 3.00

Chris Wood could make his Newcastle debut in their game with Watford.

Bottom side Norwich welcome Everton to Carrow Road

While at 5.30, Aston Villa face Manchester United.

 

Brighton and Crystal Palace played out a 1-1 draw at the Am-Ex Stadium last night.

A late Joachim Andersen own goal salvaged a point for the hosts.

Brighton had seen a first-half penalty saved, and a Neal Maupay goal ruled out by V-A-R.

 

The Premier League board meet today to discuss Arsenal’s request to postpone tomorrow’s North London derby.

Despite sending two players out on loan this week, they’ve complained of not having enough players to face Tottenham.

 

RUGBY

A late Gavin Coombes try helped Munster secure a last-16 place in the Heineken Champions Cup last night.

The number-8 touched down with the clock about to turn red, as Munster completed a 16-13 win away to Castres.

Munster will host Wasps next week, as they aim to secure home games in the knockout phase.


Elsewhere in Pool B last night, Harlequins came from 33-19 down midway through the second half, to beat Glasgow 36-33.

Marcus Smith kicked a last gasp penalty to secure the victory for Quins.

Connacht head coach Andy Friend says last month’s performance at Welford Road has given them confidence they can go one better today.

Leicester visit the Sportsground in Pool B of the Champions Cup.

Kick-off is at 3.15
 

TENNIS

World tennis number one Novak Djokovic is back in detention after having his visa to enter Australia cancelled for a second time.

The Serb - who's not been vaccinated against Covid - will appeal the decision, made on public health grounds, in court later.

Deportation would stop him from defending his Australian Open title.

Andy Murray takes on top seed Aslan Karatsev in the final of the Sydney Tennis Classic this morning.

Victory would seal the former world number one's first title since 2019.

 

RACING

There’s an eight-race card at Fairyhouse this afternoon, with the first going to post at 11.45.

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