January 26, 2022, 19:29

Saturday sports: Connacht beat Munster at the Sportsgrounds

Saturday sports: Connacht beat Munster at the Sportsgrounds

RUGBY

Connacht came from being five points down at half-time to beat Munster 10-8 in their United Rugby Championship game this evening.

Bundee Aki got the crucial try for Andy Friend’s side in the second half at the Sportsground.

Conor Fitzgerald meanwhile sent the conversion through the posts and Jack Carty kicked a penalty.

SOCCER

West Ham held on to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 in the final Premier League game of the day today.

Manuel Lanzini scored twice for David Moyes’ side with Michail Antonio also finding the back of the net in the five goal thriller at Selhurst Park.

The result means they are fifth in the table.

Tottenham meanwhile are sixth.

A 96th minute goal from Davinson Sanchez saw them beat Watford 1-0 at Vicarage Road this afternoon.

The win also means they are unbeaten in the league under new manager Antonio Conte.

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Elsewhere, Manchester City are 11 points clear at the top of the table after they came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates.

Assistant Gunners boss Albert Stuivenberg (pron: Stoy-ven-berg) said after that they were unfortunate not to take something from the game.

RACING

The Willie Mullins trained ‘Al Boum Photo’ won the Savills New Year’s Day Chase at Tramore for a fourth consecutive year today.

He was guided to victory by Paul Townend after going off the 1-to-6 odds on favourite.

Mullins said after the race he intends to run the 10-year-old again before Cheltenham.

Elsewhere, the Gordon Elliott trained ‘Mount Ida’ (pron: Eye-dah) won the feature at Fairyhouse – the EBF Mares Chase.

Davy Russell guided her home after going off at a starting price of 9-to-4.

DARTS

Two-time winner Gary Anderson beat Luke Humphries 5-sets-to-2 in their quarter-final at the PDC World Darts Championship this afternoon.

Earlier on, world number four James Wade booked his place in the semi-finals with a 5-nil win over Mervyn King at Alexandra Palace.

This evening, Peter Wright plays Callan Rydz (pron: rids) in the last eight, while defending champion Gerwyn Price takes on Michael Smith.

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