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Wednesday AM Sport: Man City Return To Winning Ways, While The Reds Gear Up For First Merseyside Derby Of The Season.

: 12/04/2019 - 08:23

SOCCER

Manchester City returned to winning ways in the Premier League last night.

City reduced Liverpool's lead to 8 points.

Gabriel Jay-zoos scored twice in the 4-1 defeat of Burnley at Turf Moor.

Rodri and Riyad Mahrez were also on target, as Republic of Ireland international Robbie Brady scored a consolation for Burnley.

Crystal Palace are fifth in the table.

They held Bournemouth to a 1-0 scoreline, thanks to a goal by Jeffrey Schlupp.

The first Merseyside derby of the season takes place tonight as table toppers Liverpool host Everton at Anfield, with 8.15pm start.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp says it will be no a walkover against the struggling Toffees:

kloppderby.mp3, by Ciara Noble

Tonight Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford.

The new Spurs boss brings his side to face the Red Devils at 7.30pm.

At the same time, high flying Leicester City host Watford at the King Power Stadium.

It's Chelsea versus Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.

Wolves welcome West Brom to Molineux.

And it's Southampton versus Norwich City.

In the Scottish Premiership, Celtic host Hamilton at Parkhead and it's Rangers away to Aberdeen.

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The FAI are reported to be set to extend their loan repayments on the Aviva Stadium beyond 2030.

It's believed the restoration of Government funding is not on the cards at the present time.

Interim executive lead Paul Cooke is set to brief the public on the Association's accounts tomorrow.

RUGBY

Former player, Israel Folau has settled his unfair dismissal case with Rugby Australia.

The devout Christian was sacked earlier this year over a social media post saying 'hell awaits' gay people.

He sued for more than 7-million pounds and has received an undisclosed settlement and an apology from the sport's governing body for 'hurt or harm caused'.

SNOOKER

In the UK Championship, in York today, Antrim's Mark Allen plays England's Kurt Maflin.

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