We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 08:32 | 7/12/17

City youngsters please Guardiola


Pep Guardiola was pleased with the displays of the three young players who played in the Champions League tie at Shakhtar Donetsk despite losing their unbeaten record.

Manchester City had not lost in any competition since the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal at the back-end of last season and only two teams have stopped them winning this campaign, Everton in the Premier League and Wolves in the Carabao Cup, although they did overcome the latter in a penalty shootout after 120 minutes of stalemate.

With the derby against rivals United on Sunday to come, Guardiola made seven changes to his starting line-up with highly-rated England under-17 World Cup winner Phil Foden getting a start.

However, the Ukrainian champions proved too good on the night with first-half goals from Bernardo and Ismaily giving them a healthy lead.

Late substitute Sergio Aguero pulled one back from the penalty spot in injury-time after Gabriel Jesus had been hauled down and the result meant Shakhtar join City in progressing to the knockout stages.

Despite the loss though, the City boss was pleased with his night's work.

“Congratulations to Shakhtar," Guardiola told BT Sport. "They played a good game but we did too.

“We started really well. We fought, I’m so pleased for Tosin [Adarabioyo], Brahim [Diaz] and Phil, how good they played in the Champions League against a real good team like Shakhtar Donetsk.

“We came here to win but we could not.

“I’m pleased with the performance.”

Everton face Apollon Limassol in the Europa League group stage at the GSP Stadium on 7 December, a match which will be shown live on eir Sport 2 [kick off 6.00pm]

eir Sport channels are available across the eir Vision, Sky and Vodafone TV platforms as well as on the eir Sport app. All 7 channels in the eir Sport pack are available for free if you are a residential eir broadband customer.

Cahill wants clarity over Conte future

22:52 | 20/5/18

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has called for an end to the uncertainty surrounding manager Antonio Conte’s future at Stamford Bridge.


Conte insists he is "committed to Chelsea"

22:02 | 19/5/18

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists he is "committed to the club" but accepts the club might decide to sack him over the summer.


Klopp "doesn't feel like underdog" against Real Madrid

16:56 | 20/5/18

Jurgen Klopp insists he doesn't feel Liverpool are underdogs in next Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev and calls on the spirit of Is...


Chelsea "must play better", says FA Cup winner Hazard

18:38 | 19/5/18

2018 FA Cup winners Chelsea "must play better" next season if they are to challenge for the Premier League, according to Eden Hazard.


Mane: Liverpool can beat anyone

10:36 | 19/5/18

Ahead of Liverpool's Champions League final clash with Real Madrid, Reds striker Sadio Mane has issued a battle cry for his side, stating that they they "can be...


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 7 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.