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.

6 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 14:50 | 13/8/16

Hull City shock champions Leicester

Relegation favourites Hull City beat champions Leicester City 2-1 at the KCOM Stadium in the opening match of the 2016-17 Premier League season.

Leicester become the first champions of the Premier League era, and the first since Manchester United shocked Arsenal 4-1 at Old Trafford in 1989, to lose their opening match of the season.

Hull took the lead just before the break when Adama Diomande acrobatically reacted to scissor-kick a shot past Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, after the Dane had had only half-cleared Curtis Davies' initial header.

The champions levelled moments after the restart, with Riyad Mahrez netting from the spot after referee Mike Dean ruled that Tom Huddlestone had tripped Demarai Gray in the penalty area.

But Robert Snodgrass handed the Premier League new boys all three points with a drilled finish on 57 minutes, after Wes Morgan failed to clear Ahmed Elmohamady's cross from the right flank.

It was a chastening afternoon for Ranieri's side, 28-1 to be relegated before the start of the season, with Morgan hopelessly off-form and striker Jamie Vardy wasteful in front of goal.

Though Hull caretaker manager Mike Phelan may have unearthed a gem in Sam Clucas, who swapped his usual left-wing spot for a role at the base of a 4-1-3-2 formation.

The 25-year-old, who began a peripatetic career that included spells at Mansfield, Hereford and Chesterfield after failing to make the grade at Leicester, was positively N'Golo Kante-like in a protective role in front of the makeweight centre-half pairing of Curtis Davies and Jake Livermore.

By Nick Royle

Setanta Sports is now eir Sport. We have 6 great channels of live sport including eir Sport 1 & 2 and all 4 BT Sport channels. The eir Sport pack is free to all eir broadband customers. To learn more about setting sport free visit www.eir.ie/sport .

Klopp hints at Gerrard coaching role

00:13 | Today

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Steven Gerrard may be offered a coaching role at Anfield in the coming months.

Rooney ruled out of Chelsea clash

01:30 | Today

Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United's Premier League clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday with a muscle injury.

Ireland to host Iceland in March

10:46 | 21/10/16

The Republic of Ireland will welcome Iceland to the Aviva Stadium for a 'Three' International Friendly on Tuesday, March 28, a game that will be exclusively liv...

Giggs: Fellaini was a Moyes panic buy

11:21 | 22/10/16

Ryan Giggs has admitted that Marouane Fellaini was a panic buy for David Moyes after the then-Manchester United manager missed out on other signings.

Wenger: I feel good

11:41 | 22/10/16

Arsene Wenger has spoken of how he has no immediate plans to retire and admitted if challenged by God he will tell him winning football matches isn't easy.

What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 6 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.