Yaya Toure has told the Sun newspaper that he plans to pile more misery on Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid. The Special One has not had a good start to the season, and following defeat against Seville at the weekend Madrid have now only won one of the last four. Toure won the Champions League with Barcelona in 2009 and now wants to do the same with Manchester City. Mancini’s team are 9/2 to come away from the home of the Spanish champs with three points with Madrid the 4/6 favourites for the win tomorrow night. In good news for City fans Sergio Aguero could make his return to the starting line up after getting injured on the first day of the season against Southampton.
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Everton and Newcastle meet at Goodison Park tonight in the Premier League. In this fixture last season Everton took the three points with a convincing 3-1 victory but Newcastle don’t have the worst record on the blue half of Merseyside. The Toffees are odds-on favourites at 5/6, with the draw at 5/2 and Newcastle are 10/3.
Amir Khan’s axed coach Freddie Roach has pulled no punches regarding the British fighter. Khan has asked Virgil Hunter to take over as the new coach in his camp and Roach has warned whoever the new trainer is to keep Amir ‘away from punchers’. The jibe is sure to hit Khan below the belt as his critics constantly highlight his glass chin.
Meanwhile Ricky Hatton, who makes his comeback in November, has vowed to be fitter and stop the binge sessions in-between fights that often saw his weight balloon. The Hitman makes his return in Manchester on November 24th and has said he plans on being a more mature fighter.
There is plenty of racing to get stuck into today from Brighton, Musselburgh, Wolverhampton and Listowel.
Ruby Walsh made a winning return to the saddle at Listowel yesterday after more than a month away from the track with a broken ankle. He rides Willie Mullins’ Sweet my Lord who is a 5/6 favourite in the 4.05pm race at the festival today.
The Sun’s racing tipster Templegate is napping the 3/1 shot The Bells O Peover in a handicap race at 3.40pm at Musselburgh.
He ran a blinder last week when beaten just a neck in the Jump Jockeys’ Derby at Epsom. This will be his first try in this grade since winning a whopping 18 lengths last September.