SOCCER

There’s three all Premier League games in the last-16 of the English League Cup this evening.

Leaders Liverpool welcome Arsenal to Anfield where Republic of Ireland under-21 goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher will make his first home start for the Reds.

Gunners boss Unai (pron oon-eye) Emery says he’s expecting a difficult test in the clash.

The last time Arsenal won at Anfield was back in 2012.

He says it’s vital they have the correct mind-set if they’re to progress into the last eight.

Kick off at Anfield is at 7.30.

Chelsea welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge at 5-past-8.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s (pron: Sol-shar’s) side won 4-nil when the sides met in the opening weekend of the Premier League.

Both team’s fortunes have changed since then though with the Pensioners winning their last seven games in all competitions.

United meanwhile have only won three of their last eight.

And there’s a derby at Villa Park between Aston Villa and Wolves from 7.45.

The Republic of Ireland’s Conor Hourihane is likely to start for Villa while Wolves’ Matt Doherty is expected to be rested.

There’s a full round of fixtures in the Scottish Premiership tonight.

Celtic host St Mirren while Rangers travel to Ross County.

The Glasgow rivals are only seperated at the top of the table on goal difference – with the champions holding the advantage.

There’s a crucial match at the other end of the table when St Johnstone host Hearts.

Celtic winger James Forrest has signed a new four-year deal at the club.

The 28-year-old Scottish international is set to remain at Parkhead until at least the summer of 2023.

GAELIC GAMES

Gaoth Dobhair and Naomh Conaill meet again in this evening’s second replay of the Donegal Senior Football final.

The winner of tonight’s game will face Cavan’s Castlerahan in the Ulster quarter-finals this weekend.

There’s an 8pm throw-in at MacCumhaill Park.

RUGBY

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has insisted he wasn’t having a dig at England by suggesting they may have peaked too early at the World Cup.

He made the comments after Wales missed out on a place in the final last weekend.

South Africa will face England in Saturday’s showpiece.

Gatland has wished Eddie Jones’ side all the best.

TENNIS

Roger Federer has dropped out of the Tennis’ ATP Cup in January, meaning there will be no showdown with Andy Murray.

The Swiss had committed to playing the inaugural tournament in Australia at the start of 2020, but has opted out in order to spend more time with his family.

The team competition sees 24 countries compete against each other and Federer’s Switzerland side are scheduled to start their campaign against Murray’s Great Britain in Sydney on January the 3rd.



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