It was another busy night of Capital One Cup action and already we have lost some of the big boys. Manchester City crashed out to Aston Villa, losing 4-2 in extra-time while over at Elland Road Leeds United beat Everton 2-1 to make it to the fourth round. Elsewhere Swansea edged past Crawley, Wigan knocked out West ham 4-1 and Chelsea absolutely thumped Wolves 6-0. In great news for the Paddy Power Blog team and football fans everywhere Paolo Di Canio and Swindon are still in the tournament after beating Burnley 3-1 at home.
Tonight there is are three all-Premier League clashes with Reading facing QPR, Liverpool travelling to West Brom and Newcastle hosting Manchester United. Arsenal travel to Coventry to play the Sky Blues while AVB’s Tottenham face Carlisle at Brunton Park. The other match tonight sees Norwich take on Doncaster.
Chelsea are the 4/1 favourites for the Capital One Cup with Man United at 11/2 and Arsenal 6/1. Leeds who beat Everton are 33/1 with Swindon at 100/1. The best value of the bunch could be Sunderland who are 11/1 or even West Brom who are as big as 25/1.
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It’s the biggest rivalry in golf as Europe take on America in the Ryder Cup at the Medinah County Club in Chicago with all the action starting on Friday.
European captain Jose Maria Olazabal has stirred up the rivalry by saying that Europe’s leading man Rory McIlroy is playing the kind of golf right now, that Tiger was achieving at his peak.
‘It’s important to have the best players and we’ve the world No 1 and he’s playing great’, said the skipper. ‘The way he’s played the last few months, he’s been outstanding. I’d say that at this moment he is very close to how good Tiger was at that stretch between 1999 and 2002’.
The USA team are slight favourites to win at 8/11 and Europe are 11/8.
The Paddy Power Blog can keep you informed with everything you need to know ahead of the big clash.
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Despite the rain bucketing down there are a few race meetings that have survived the weather. Cards at Goodwood, Perth, Kempton Park and Downpatrick have survived. Unsurprisingly Redcar has been abandoned due to the extreme weather.
In The Sun newspaper top tipster Templegate has napped Tagula Night in the 4.50pm at Goodwood.
His last two wins have come over this course and distance and he has been running back into form. he has not been suited to being held up on the all-weather on his last two but his Ascot third in July was a fine effort.