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Dublin: 16°C Tuesday 22 September 2020

The Morning Score: Monday

Start the week the right way… ahead of the game.

Peter Canavan on the sidelines yesterday.
Peter Canavan on the sidelines yesterday.
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EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know before 9am.

1. #FA CUP Manchester City and Manchester City played out an absolute cracker of a cup tie on Sunday, with Alex Ferguson’s side storming into a 3-0 lead before City – who had seen Vincent Kompany sent off – cut the deficit to a single goal before a frenetic last quarter of the game. United held on, though, and will now face some team called Liverpool in the fourth round. Elsewhere, Chelsea and Sunderland got safely through.

2. #GINGER PRINCE United managed to spring a huge surprise on Sunday morning by announcing Paul Scholes had come out of retirement. He subsequently entered the fray against City, showing some lovely touches but allowing James Milner to cross for Sergio Aguero to make it 3-2.

3. #GAA It may be early in the year, but it was a busy day of GAA action yesterday. The Dubs, Peter Canavan’s Fermanagh and Meath got off to good starts while Galway couldn’t make it two on the trot. Check out the detail here.

4. #SACKED Neil Warnock’s days at QPR came to an end last night, following a run of just two Premier League draws and six defeats in eight games. Mark Hughes is favourite to take over.

5. #LEAMY BLOW Munster’s Denis Leamy will play no part in Ireland’s Six Nations campaign, after he succumbed to the hip injury that has niggled at him over the last few months. Better news from Leinster, as injuries picked up by Gordon D’Arcy and Jonathan Sexton are not serious.

6. #TEBOWTIME Tim Tebow and the Denvers Broncos stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers last night with an 80-yard touchdown in their first possession of over-time.

7. #DOWN UNDER Novak Djokovic and Caroline Wozniacki have been named top seed for the first tennis major of the year, the Australian Open.

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