Brendan Rodgers was left frustrated after watching Liverpool fall to a 3-2 defeat to Udinese at Anfield. ‘Lazy, loose and sloppy’ are the words he used to describe his teams performance and it now leaves the reds with a tricky test to qualify from group A of the Europa League. Elsewhere Spurs picked up a point in Greece as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Panithinaikos leaving them third in their group. It was a great result for Newcastle though who thumped Bordeaux 3-0 in front of a buzzing St James Park.
The Japanese Grand Prix looks set to be a thriller in Suzuka if the opening couple of practice sessions are anything to go by.
Mark Webber could possibly be making a last-minute title bid as he showed some excellent driving skill to top the second practice session 0.214 seconds ahead of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton. Sebastian Vettel was 0.343 seconds behind his Red Bull team-mate with championship leader Fernando Alonso down in fifth place.
The Twenty20 World Cup semi-final takes place today as Australia and West Indies battle for a place in Sunday’s final to face the hosts Sri Lanka.
Australia are ranked four places below West Indies in the official rankings but the wallabies are the 4/6 favourites for this match. The Windies have been playing well in the competition and at 13/10 will fancy an upset this afternoon.
If either match is decided on the final ball Paddy Power will refund all losing match bets on that game.
A load of racing today with cards at Ascot, Fontwell, Hexham, Wolverhampton, Yarmouth, Dundalk and Gowran Park.
The Sun newspaper’s top tipster Templegate has a tasty fancy in Miss Dashwood in the 8.45pm at Wolverhampton and she is Templegate’s nap of the day.
‘She improved on her maiden form when touched off at Kempton on her handicap debut. The wide draw meant she got further back than ideal and today’s race should be run to suit’.