Saturday sport: US fight back on Ryder Cup Day Two, Villa 3-0 vs Brighton

Kenneth Fox


Team Europe currently hold a 7-point lead over the United States on Day 2 of the Ryder Cup.

The hosts lead their American counterparts by 9-and-a-half to 2-and-a-half.

The Saturday fourballs are underway at Marco Simone.

Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg are 3-down against Sam Burns and Collin Morikawa

The Scandinavian pair were 9-and-7 winners in the morning foursomes, the biggest margin of victory over 18 holes in Ryder Cup history.

Max Homa and Butch Harman are 3-up on Tommy Fleetwood and Nicolai Hojgaard.

Justin Rose and Robert MacIntyre are all square in their match with Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth.

Meanwhile, in the match between Rory McIlroy and Matt Fitzpatrick and Patrick Cantlay and Wyndham Clark, Team Europe are up by 1.


Aston Villa lead Brighton by 2-0 in the Premier League's lunchtime game.

An Ollie Watkins double has put the home side in front.

At 3pm, Manchester City are away to Wolves.

Arsenal make the trip to Bournemouth, Newcastle play Burnley, Everton welcome Luton Town to Goodison and West Ham face Sheffield United.

Later on, two unbeaten sides meet at 5.30pm, with Tottenham at home to Liverpool.

Shelbourne and Shamrock Rovers are both looking to close the gap on Women�s Premier Division leaders Peamount later

Shels are away to DLR Waves, while Rovers travel to Wexford Youths.




It is another busy day at the Rugby World Cup

Ireland's Pool B rivals Scotland face whipping boys Romania.

Former Munster out half Ben Healy will make his World Cup debut for the Scots.

That game in Lille kicks off at 8pm.

Before that, Argentina take on Chile in Pool D from 2.

And in Pool C, Fiji face Georgia in Bordeaux from a quarter to 5.



The Grade-2 PWC Champion Chase is the feature of Saturday's national hunt card at Gowran Park.