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Twitter reacts to Arsenal gunning down Black Cats while Murray creeps closer to top seed

Robbie Purves | 31 October 2016

Twitter reacts to weekend’s sporting action

It has been another thrilling weekend of sporting action, featuring the Premier League, top-class tennis and an England cricketing capitulation.

So, read on to see the best Twitter reaction to the sporting events Coral have picked out just for you…

Premier League

Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal

Arsene Wenger’s Gunners continued their strong start to the season by putting four past the under pressure David Moyes and his struggling Black Cats.

Alexis Sanchez again starred for Arsenal and has now been involved in eight goals in his past eight Premier League appearances (five goals, three assists).

Black Cats heading for the drop

Sunderland have now made the worst start ever to a Premier League season, claiming just two points from a possible 30.

Crystal Palace 2-4 Liverpool

Look away now Manchester United fans, it appears Liverpool have finally got their act together and are ready for a title tilt.

The Anfield outfit moved level on points with league leaders Manchester City thanks to a thrilling performance.

Man Utd 0-0 Burnley

Meanwhile in Manchester, Jose Mourinho’s United couldn’t find the net despite taking 37 shots.

Burnley’s goalkeeper Tom Heaton, a former Red Devils youth product, starred in a match that saw Mourinho sent to the stands.

Everton 2-0 West Ham

Romelu Lukaku continued his exceptional record against West Ham United by netting his ninth goal in 11 run outs against the Hammers.

Ronald Koeman’s Toffees are now five games unbeaten at Goodison Park, while Slaven Bilic’s men look in serious danger of slipping into a relegation dogfight.

Southampton 0-2 Chelsea

Antonio Conte’s Blues continued their title charge with a 2-0 victory over Saints. The Stamford Bridge outfit are yet to concede in four games, putting a total of 11 goals past opponents without reply.

Eden Hazard opened the deadlock after just six minutes of play, while Diego Costa curled in his eighth of the Premier League season.

Championship

Birmingham 1-1 Aston Villa

Steve Bruce remains unbeaten as Villa boss after the Second City derby ended a goal-a-piece at St Andrew’s.

Gary Gardner gave the Villans the lead heading into the break, but a David Davis equaliser on the 71st minute saw an end to the scoring.

Tennis

Murray creeps closer to top spot

Andy Murray’s mission to dethrone Novak Djokovic and become the top ranked male tennis player took a step forward this weekend with an ATP Vienna title. Murray overcame Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to claim his seventh tournament win of the year.

Murray is now tantalisingly close to achieving a life ambtition of becoming the highest ranked male tennis player in the sport…

World number one beaten by Cibulkova

World number eight Dominika Cibulkova claimed the biggest victory of her career, by beating tournament favourite Angelique Kerber with a 6-3 6-4 triumph in Singapore, lifting the WTA Finals trophy.

The season-ending tournament between the top 8 players of the year was expected to be won by world number one Kerber, but Cibulkova oozed quality with a great victory.

Cricket

England disintegrate in Dhaka

Bangladesh claimed their first Test win over England as the tourists lost 10 wickets for just 64 runs after tea on third day of action of the second Test in the nation’s capital.

England were chasing down 273, but collapsed with 19-year-old Mehedi Hasan taking 6-77 and Shakib al Hasan 4-49.

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