Sunday 20 August 2017

Do the double


Not many rivalries can match that of Liverpool and Manchester United and this afternoon's explosive FA Cup tie is a fixture that rarely passes without incident.

There's been six red cards in the past nine clashes, so it might be worth checking out some of the booking markets. While Liverpool's spirits will be boosted by earning their place in the Carling Cup final, Wednesday's game was tough and the Red Devils will be a good deal fresher. Take United to win at 10/11.

The 2011 Champion Hurdle winner Hurricane Fly will be hard to beat in tomorrow's Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown (2.30), priced around 4/7. The son of Montjeu missed some earlier engagements as Willie Mullins wasn't 100pc happy with him at home, but we've been assured that all is now well. He was prolific in the two-mile division last season and should see off his four rivals with relative ease.

Irish Independent

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