No Rashford, no party

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (below) has said that Marcus Rashford is a doubt for his side’s trip to Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

The England international was forced off just 16 minutes after coming on as a substitute in the FA Cup third-round replay win against Wolves on Wednesday night.

“We will give him the absolute amount of time to find out,” said Solskjaer.

“Marcus will have more checks and treatment today but I am not holding my breath. I would think he wouldn’t be ready but there is still 48 hours, so let’s see.”

Sunday’s match certainly promises to be a cracker, and you can find the latest betting here.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Decision time

VAR has undoubtedly been one of the most discussed things about this Premier League season. Every week it seems that VAR has been talked about, mainly for all the wrong reasons, and we think many people can agree that technology for the game of football is a good thing, it just needs to be implemented correctly.

Well, from today, Premier League referees have been told to start using pitchside monitors for red card decisions where it is felt they should have the final say. We saw an example of this from Michael Oliver, when he consulted the pitchside monitor during the FA Cup tie between Crystal Palace and Derby, and changed his decision from a yellow to a red card for Luka Milivojevic.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has welcomed the move, and on Friday said “It is a positive move. The referee will be taking responsibility himself. I like that.”

Will we see it called into action over the weekend’s Premier League action? Time will tell…

You can find the latest Premier League odds here.

‘The Notorious’ and ‘Cowboy’ weigh-in tonight

At 11pm UK time, Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone will weigh-in ahead of their much-anticipated welterweight bout at UFC 246 in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Will there be some sparks during the face-to-face? Tune in, live on the UFC YouTube account, later.

The Irishman is currently our 2/7 favourite to win the fight, with Cerrone 5/2.

We also boast several other markets for the contest – including distance betting and method of victory – here.

Conor McGregor

Centuries for Pope and Stokes

Ollie Pope struck his first of what will surely be many Test centuries and Ben Stokes (below) cracked a hundred of his own to put England in a dominant position on day two of the third Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth.

Pope impressed with 135 not out, and at 22-years-old, becomes the youngest player to make a maifen Test hundred for England since Alastair Cook in 2006.

Stokes continued his stellar form for 120 to take England to 499-9 declared – the first time England have made more than 400 battiing first for over two years.

What a day for England. You can find the latest betting for the Test series against South Africa here.

Action continues at the Palace

Tonight’s quarter-final at Ally Pally sees Kyren Wilson (5/1) take on Stuart Bingham (13/2), at 7pm.

Both players enjoyed 6-2 victories in the first round and will take plenty of confidence into this clash.

Wilson is 4/5 to advance to the semi-finals, while Bingham (below) is evens to make the last four.

The winner will play David Gilbert, after he managed to beat Stephen Maguire 6-2.

You can find the latest betting for the Masters here.

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