SOCCER

Manchester City will go to Anfield on Sunday with a seven point advantage over Liverpool in the Premier League.

Leaders City extended their unbeaten run to nineteen games last night with a 2-nil win away to Burnley.

Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling were on the mark at Turf Moor.

City have now won 13 games on the bounce in all competitions, and their manager Pep Guardiola wants to maintain that momentum for the club’s upcoming schedule.

Liverpool suffered back-to-back home defeats in the Premier League for the first time since 2012, going down 1-nil to Brighton.

Steven Alzate scored the winner in the second half at Anfield.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp says it was a fair result.

Leicester City went above Liverpool and into third with a 2-nil win at Fulham.

West Ham’s 3-1 win away to Aston Villa came courtesy of a debut brace from Jesse Lingard.

And Everton revived their hunt for Champions League football with a 2-1 win at Leeds.

Seventh plays eighth in the Premier League tonight, with Tottenham playing host to Chelsea.

Kick-off at the new White Hart Lane is at 8.

GAA

New Kerry Captain Paul Murphy has blasted rumours of a mutiny in the Kerry camp as “an act of pure fiction” but also an unfortunate part of today’s social media world.

He was speaking to the media last evening and emphasised the Kingdom are seeking to “right the wrongs” of last year’s shock Championship exit to Cork.

But he conceded there was nothing the players could do about the subsequent rumblings of an alleged revolt against manager Peter Keane, which surfaced in late November, other than to refute them completely and move on.

He says it’s part of modern life unfortunately. But as a group they came out of that meeting knowing that they were all pulling in the one direction.

GOLF

Paul Dunne was 2 under par through 9 holes of his opening round at the Saudi International.

Shane Lowry was even par playing the 14th.

The early lead on day one is held right now by Bernd Wiesberger – Laurie Canter and Marcus Kinhult on 5 under par.

Defending champion Graeme McDowell and Cormac Sharvin are also in the field.

Over on the US PGA Tour, Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington are among the starters for the Phoenix Open, which tees off later.

RUGBY

20 year old Louis Rees-Zammit is set to play on the wing for Wales against Ireland in the Six Nations on Sunday.

Cardiff’s Josh Adams was suspended for two matches for a breach of their coronavirus protocols.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Sexton will be fit for the game in Cardiff having shaken off a hamstring problem.

RACING

There’s a seven-race card at Down Royal today.

The first is off at 1.15.



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