From overnight snow to sub-zero temperatures this morning, there’s not too much motivation to get up off the couch for the day.
Yes, we’re back on air from 2 pm with some big interviews in the racing world ahead of Goffs Thyestes Day in Gowran Park on Thursday, but either side of, and throughout the show, there’s plenty to feast your eyes on
It’s the fourth round of the FA Cup and yesterday saw holders Arsenal dispatched at the hands of Southampton. Or, technically Arsenal as it was an own-goal gifted for a 1-0 win for the Saints.
West Ham made light work of Doncaster and both Sheffield United and Brighton have progressed to the next stage.
While Chelsea, Burnley, Leicester and Everton are all in action today, the pick of the round is the 5 PM kick-off as Liverpool make the short hop to Old Trafford to take on league leaders Manchester United.
Depending on who you talk to, it’s a full-strength side for Liverpool and a second-string side for United (do they really need a deep FA Cup run with the possibility of a Premier League title at stake?) but whatever way they line out, it’s sure to be better than the scoreless effort earlier this week.
Can Liverpool actually score a goal? Will United be gifted another home penalty? We’ll find out in a few hours.
Here’s how it breaks down.
- 12 PM Chelsea v Luton Town.
- 2.30 PM Fulham v Burnley.
- 2.30 PM Brentford v Leicester City.
- 5 PM Manchester United v Liverpool.
- 8 PM Everton v Sheffield Wednesday.
There’s one game in the PRO14 as Connacht welcome Ospreys to the Galway sports grounds. Kick-off there is at 3 PM.
In case you missed it last night, Leinster edged Munster, overturning a ten-point deficit to add a pair of kicks from Johnny Sexton and a late Jordan Larmour try to seal a 13-10 victory, their fifth in a row over the Reds.
If Golf’s your thing, Rory McIlroy is in with a shout of winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. He’s one shot clear of Tyrell Hatton (-12) and another from Tommy Fleetwood (-11) having shot five-under for the day on Saturday.
He’s (Rory) never won here but he’s had a decent three days so far.
The American Express is happening in Palm Desert while in ladies golf, the Diamond Resorts Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions is into its final day as American Danielle Kang leads on -21, two strokes clear of Jessica Corda.
A seven-race card is due to take place at Thurles this afternoon.
The first will go to post at 1.30 PM, that’s if the track passes a precautionary inspection at 8 this morning.
For everything else, including big preview interviews of Thyestes day, join us on-air for Scoreline from 2-6 PM.