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OTB Brief: Man United & Sheffield CL showdown, Liverpool come home, Spurs win

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07:47 24 Jun 2020

Here's a snapshot of what you need to know on this Wednesday morning in the OTB Brief.

Get more news, reaction and analysis on today's OTB AM.

SOCCER

Liverpool could end tonight two points from the title with a win at home to Crystal Palace.

Elsewhere, Manchester United play host to Sheffield United, with both sides well in the hunt for a Champions League place.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba wearing a United Against Racism t shirt as he warms up before the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.

Despite their shock 3-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle, Sheffield only trail the Red Devils by two points and could put themselves back in solid contention for a Champions League place if they can take all three points.

Man United fans will be eager to see Ole Solskjaer's teamsheet tonight, as playmakers Pogba and Fernandes could make their first start as a duo after providing the side's creative spark against Spurs in the club's last outing.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Pedro Neto (no.7) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with his team-mates during the Premier League match at the London Stadium.

Their rivals Wolves entertain Bournemouth, with the visitors knowing a point will see them move out of the bottom three.

Newcastle play also play Aston Villa, while Norwich face Everton.

All matches kick-off at 6:00pm, except Liverpool vs Crystal Palace at 8:15pm.

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London,

Harry Kane’s first Premier League goal since Christmas helped Tottenham to a 2-0 win at home to West Ham last night.

Kane wrapped up the points for his side in the final 10 minutes, after a Tomas Soucek own goal had given Spurs the lead on the hour mark.

Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, England, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Neil Hall/Pool via AP)

The win moves Spurs above Sheffield United to seventh in the table, while West Ham sit perilously above the relegation zone.

A combination of injury and football's suspension due to the pandemic means it was Harry Kane's first goal since December.

Leicester City's James Justin concedes a penalty to Brighton & Hove Albion's Aaron Connolly during the Premier League Match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.

In yesterday's other game, Brighton moved six points clear of the bottom three.

However, Graham Potter's side was left to rue a missed penalty, drawing 0-0 with Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

Republic of Ireland international Ryan Connolly helped win a first half spot kick for the Seagulls.

Kasper Schmeichel saved Neal Maupay's effort from 12 yards. Leicester remain third in the table.

Chelsea's Pedro celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team mate Chelsea's Willian

Willian and Pedro will both remain with Chelsea until the end of the season.

Both players’ contracts were due to expire on June 30th but they’ve signed brief extensions.

Arsenal's goalkeeper Bernd Leno gestures at Brighton's Neal Maupay as he leaves the pitch on a stretcher after getting injured during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Mike Hewitt/Pool via AP)

Arsenal goalkeeper, Bernd Leno is not expected to return to full training for another four to six weeks.

The German sustained a "moderate ligament sprain" to his right knee during Saturday's 2-1 Premier League defeat at Brighton.

GOLF

Cameron Champ has withdrawn from this week’s Travelers Championship having contracted COVID-19,

The American is asymptomatic but will begin a period of isolation.

He’s the second positive test on the PGA Tour inside a week following that of Nick Watney.

RACING

There’s a seven-race card at Naas this afternoon with the first off at 1.

While a seven-race card at Roscommon gets underway at 4:40pm.

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