What can you say about Arsenal’s performance against Swansea on Tuesday night? The Gunners took the lead against the run of play but it was downhill from then on as a collection of defensive howlers saw the Gunners lose 3-1.
Jurgen Klopp watched on in horror on the weekend as his Liverpool team defended appallingly during their FA Cup fourth round defeat against West Brom. He was much happier on Tuesday night though when Liverpool ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against Huddersfield.
Henry de Bromhead became the first trainer other than Willie Mullins to win the Irish Champion Hurdle in seven years with Petit Mouchoir’s victory last year. In each of the six previous renewals it was the combination of Mullins and jockey, Ruby Walsh, that was triumphant this Grade 1 hurdle held over two miles at Leopardstown.
This time of the year has always been important for Irish National Hunt racing with several big Grade 1 races in the calendar. However, it’s being taken up a notch in 2018 with the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival.
While Palace have climbed from the very bottom of the Premier League table under Roy Hodgson, Newcastle have been drawn ever closer to the relegation zone despite the best efforts of Rafa Benitez.