St Stephen's Day sport: Leinster triumph over Munster; Premier League returns

St Stephen's Day Sport: Leinster Triumph Over Munster; Premier League Returns
BKT United Rugby Championship, Thomond Park, Limerick 26/12/2022 Munster vs Leinster Munster's Jean Kleyn wins a line-out Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ben Brady
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Digital Desk Staff

Updated 6pm


Leinster pipped rivals Munster by a single point in their United Rugby Championship clash in Thomond Park.


Tries from Scott Penny and Dan Sheehan — as well as a number of penalties from Ross Byrne — helped Leinster to a thrilling 20-19 victory.


Liverpool beat Aston Villa 3-1 to move just 5 points away from the Champions League spots.

Goals from Mohamed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk put the Reds in front in the first half.


The home side got a goal back through Ollie Watkins, but Stefan Bajcetic sealed the win with 10 minutes to go.

Earlier, Newcastle have moved up to 2nd with a 3-0 win away to Leicester this afternoon.

Chris Wood's penalty gave the visitors the lead after just 3 minutes, with Miguel Almiron doubling their advantage.

Joelinton then put the result beyond doubt, as the Magpies leapfrog Man City in the league standings.

Elsewhere, an injury-time winner from Rayan Ait-Nouri gave Wolves a 2-1 win at Everton to move them off the foot of the table.

And Brighton are up to sixth following a 3-1 win at Southampton.

Fulham claimed a 3-0 victory over nine-man Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The first Premier League game of the day finished 2-2 between Brentford and Tottenham.


The Willie Mullins-trained Saint Roi won the Grade One Brand New Racing Post App Novice Chase at Leopardstown.

The 3/1 shot beat the Gordon Elliott-trained Fil Dor  by two-and-a-quarter lengths in the feature race on Day One of the Christmas festival.

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